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.
The drop that has alarmed many health policy analysts, but several states say the decline is a sign of an improving economy.
In the 1960s, measles infected about 3-4 million people in the U.S. each year. More than 48,000 were hospitalized. Up to 500 people died.
As U.S. immigration enforcement becomes stricter, more immigrant families are cutting ties with health care services and other critical government programs.