It turns out attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) isn’t just an irritating childhood disorder. New research shows nearly a third of children continued to have ADHD as an adult.
Two new studies suggest what children watch on television could affect their behavior.
What should you do if you’ve got a baby who screams through the night? Pick them up, or let them cry? A new study says the right answer is somewhere in between — a little cuddling and a little crying. Dr. Dave Hnida reports on how to survive the nights of babyhood.
When the last time you had your kid’s cholesterol checked? Experts say to start at age 9. But wait. Other experts say the first set of experts have ties to the cholesterol drug industry. What’s a parent to do? CBS4’s Dr Dave Hnida has some tips.
If you’ve got a new baby on the way, don’t forget to pick up a bone when you go shopping for a pacifier. Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a new study that shows having a canine in the household may pay big dividends when it comes to a newborn’s health.
Looking to have the smartest child possible? One answer may be letting your child camp out in the womb for as long as possible — even after reaching “full-term.” Dr. Dave Hnida reports on how a few extra days can mean a few extra points of IQ.
There’s new research today on medicine use in children. The good news: prescriptions for antibiotics are down. The bad: prescriptions for stimulants are up. Way up. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on the especially frightening trend among teens.
Button batteries have made life so much easier for us grownups. But it’s not so good when little kids play with these shiny little coin-like disks. As Dr Dave Hnida reports, trips to the ER for swallowed button batteries have more than doubled over the past twenty years… a statistic that should get the attention of every parent. It’s a case where “down the hatch” can spell life threatening injuries.
You would think fruit juice would be the best beverage for your youngster. But a new study shows up to half of American kids are drinking too much juice every day, which adds up to loads of sugar and calories. Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the current recommendations.
What time is the right time for bedtime? We doctors have been making recommendations for more than 100 years… and guess what? It seems we’ve just been winging it without solid research. We just don’t know. Dr. Dave Hnida looks at 100 years of sleep guidelines, and how they have been ignored by every generation of kids.