Top News: KidsHealth

Here are the top read news for #KidsHealth:

gettyimages-200117635-001_custom-3c131f751e47c699fe2df4fad00a74d5875aecff-s800-c85Summer Camps Say They’re Not Sweating Over Zika Risk:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hasn’t released guidelines specific to summer camps for Zika prevention, but camp managers should follow general prevention guidelines, CDC spokesman Benjamin Haynes tells Shots. Many of those suggestions, such as wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants and staying inside air-conditioned buildings with windows, seem a tad unrealistic for kids having fun outdoors: Read more


shutterstock_370118498Tips to Prevent Kids from Getting Car Sick:

Although the reasons children are so prone to car sickness are still unexplained, Dr. Breska offers some suggestions that may help you keep your child from getting car sick on your next trip: Read more



960x0How Much Sleep Do Kids Need? Probably More Than They’re Getting:

“Sleep is essential for a healthy life, and it is important to promote healthy sleep habits in early childhood,” said Shalini Paruthi, AASM fellow and moderator of Pediatric Consensus Panel, which developed the guidelines. “It is especially important as children reach adolescence to continue to ensure that teens are able to get sufficient sleep.” This is what the AASM recommends: Read more


pacemaker11455815530-LCAPIs your child’s pediatrician better than a smartphone? No? Get a new pediatrician.:

Parents may use these services to seek after-hours care for their children, often hoping to get started on medicine as quickly as possible. And many insurance companies have been pushing these services because, well, they’re cheaper. Thanks to the low overhead costs, insurers pay only a fraction of what they would pay for an office visit. Telemedicine visits are also quick and available 24 hours per day. But while the convenience of a 2 a.m. virtual visit for a child with a fever might be tempting, sometimes a face-to-face visit is clearly superior — and less risky: Read more


wellvaccine-tmagArticle-v4Should Pediatricians Refuse to Treat Patients Who Don’t Vaccinate?:

Parents may choose to disregard other pediatric guidelines — smoking in the home, not applying sufficient sunblock — without being asked to leave a practice. The medical obligation is to educate parents, to try to get them to do the right thing for their children, not to give up on them: Read more