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Mom shares graphic images of her boys’ sunburns after day care outing

Two Oklahoma boys were sunburned so severely during a day care outing on a blazing hot day they had to be airlifted to a Texas children’s hospital. The boys’ mother Shaunna Broadway of Vinita is outraged because the center failed to apply sunscreen…
Categories: Health: kids

Pediatric group says kids with lice should go to school

The nation’s leading pediatric group issued new guidelines this week saying that kids with lice should be allowed to stay in school. Many school districts ban students with lice from the classroom until the child has been treated and all the bugs and…
Categories: Health: kids, Lice

Parents battle in court over whether to circumcise 4-year-old son

A Florida couple are battling in court over whether their 4-year-old son should be circumcised. Heather Hironimus and Dennis Nebus are unmarried and share joint custody of their son. They signed a parenting agreement filed in court in 2011 that include…

Dad asks Facebook to tell his son surgery scars are beautiful

Carter Gentle of Farmington, Maine, has endured five surgeries for his congenital heart defect. After Carter’s most recent surgery to repair a pacemaker, the 7-year-old boy looked in the mirror at his scars and cried. Carter’s father, country singe…
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Doctors pull chopstick from Chinese boy’s brain

Family, doctors fail to notice chopstick stuck in boy’s brain via @foxnewshealth http://t.co/3YSbWVAwXQ pic.twitter.com/uXOkgLGMuH — Fox News (@FoxNews) March 6, 2015 The x-ray photo of a Chinese boy’s brain that was punctured by a chopstick is uns…
Categories: Health: kids

Study: 15 percent of toddlers in Boston are drinking coffee

Is is OK for toddlers to drink cups of joe? A significant number of parents in Boston seem to think so. A study led by Boston Medical Center found “15 percent of toddlers (age 2) consume as much as four ounces of Java a day” — that’s half a ..

Top 10 reasons parents don’t vaccinate — debunked

As a measles outbreak centered in California sends health care professionals across the country into a tailspin, the media are shining a light on the small yet vocal group of parents who delay their children’s vaccines or skip out on them altogether….

California parents outraged after 4-month-old baby catches measles

 Meet Mobius Loop. He’s a happy, healthy kid living with his parents Ariel and Christopher Loop in Pasadena, California. Mobius is up-to-date on all the childhood vaccinations recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics but since he’s only 4…

Twins need liver transplant, father can save only one child

A Canadian father is faced with an unfathomable choice. His adopted twin daughters both need urgent liver transplants and he’s a match but can only donate a portion of his liver to one child. Desperately in need of a match for the other twin, Michael…
Categories: Health: kids

Video ad campaign shows how to save a choking baby in 40 seconds

The sight of a choking baby sends most any parent into a frenzied panic. Most moms and dads have no clue what to do when their little gasps for air, while gagging on a marble, a LEGO piece, a hot dog chunk. A survey conducted by the international first…