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Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says

An "unacceptably low" number of girls and boys are getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical, anal and other cancers, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
Many Kids With Medicaid Use ER as Doctor's Office: CDC

Children covered by Medicaid, the publicly funded insurance program for the poor, visit the emergency room for medical care far more often than uninsured or privately insured youngsters, a U.S. survey finds.
Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

Parents of obese children often don't view their kids as unhealthy or recognize the health consequences of excess weight or inactivity, according to a new study.
Young Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders?

Young children with strong reading skills may be on a fast track to a brighter future, a new study suggests.
Health Tip: Keep Youngsters Outside the Pool

Toddlers are so curious that they're naturally drawn to an unattended pool. That's a recipe for tragedy.
Parent's Death May Raise Risk of Early Death for Grown Children, Study Suggests

Children and teens who lose a parent might face an increased risk of an early death in adulthood, a new study suggests.
Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are

Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.
Keep Your Teens Safe on the Road This Summer

Car crashes are the leading cause of accidental death among American teens, and parents need to take steps to keep their teens safe when they're on the road this summer, an expert says.
Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests.
Health Tip: Soothing Bug Bites

Nothing can ruin a nice summer evening faster than being bitten by bugs.

 

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