ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental health, substance misuse, and reduced educational and occupational achievement.
A study showed that community water fluoridation was associated with lower IQ scores in young children. Opponents say that confirms the dangers of fluoride.
Changes in the enforcement of the Affordable Care Act by the Trump administration has led to a million kids losing health coverage.
Whether you’re a ghost or zombie, vampire or witch, poor costume choices and face paint allergies can cause injuries that haunt you long after Halloween
New guidelines put too much emphasis on medications for the treatment of ADHD, some experts say, when behavioral treatment first is better for some children.
Fewer than one in five local youth (19%) engages in the recommended 60 min. of moderate activity, 7 days a week. That’s lower than the national average of 26%.
About 5% of Washington kindergartners had an exemption from immunizations for a medical, personal, or religious reason — 7% were “out of compliance.”
The new centers will be at Lincoln High School in Wallingford, Meany Middle School on Capitol Hill, and Robert Eagle Staff Middle School in north Seattle.
Over the last week, a weight loss app targeted at children and teenagers aged 8-17 has sparked concern among health professionals and parents around the world.
Washington no longer allows personal or philosophical exemptions to the requirement that students get theMMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.
Lead exposure can harm brain growth in children, so it’s important for toddlers and preschoolers to be tested for lead if they have any of the risk factors.
Federal research has found that the program reduces hunger, particularly in children – who make up 44% of its beneficiaries.
The decline may be due in part to rising fear among their families in response to anti-immigrant rhetoric and federal crackdowns on unauthorized immigrants.
The study will track the mother’s marijuana use from the first trimester throughout pregnancy and then scan infants’ brains at age 6 months to identify possible effects of cannabis exposure.
Mental health experts say that with children, early intervention is crucial. Yet even parents with good insurance struggle to find care for their children.