Children's Health Tips and News

The bitter facts about sugar

Many parents have no idea just how much sugar their children are eating.

Most would never pack two Krispy Kreme glazed donuts for their children’s lunch. Instead, they’d probably opt for more traditional items like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread, yogurt, an apple and a juice box.

Tips to keep kids safe on Halloween

trick or treatersHalloween is filled with fun for kids but the holiday also comes with risks.

Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year, according to They can also be exposed to child predators, poisoning and other dangers.

New guide helps explain the issue of transgender children

kids thumbs upIf you are having trouble understanding what it means for children to be transgender, there is a new guide to help.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians recently released “Supporting and Caring for Transgender Children,” a guide to ensure that transgender young people are affirmed, respected and able to thrive.

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  16. Therapy dog lends paw to those in need
  17. Illness from contact with turtles is slowly increasing
  18. Edgewater girl gets special connection with 'Dolphin Tale' actress
  19. Tricks to help kids take medicine
  20. Anne Arundel offering additional free flu clinics for kids
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  22. Getting to the heart of why kids cut
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  26. Baltimore conference to help siblings of people with developmental disabilities
  27. Practical tips on how families can live healthier
  28. Getting Smart About Sex Education
  29. 8-year-old chef wins trip to the White House
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  34. Keep kids safe swimming in Maryland waters
  35. Children's National makes Honor Roll for pediatric hospitals
  36. Common kid summer skin issues and how to treat them
  37. Free vaccination clinics for Maryland students entering 7th grade
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  42. Get your family vaccinated even though it’s not a perfect match
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  44. Individual at Potomac High School diagnosed with TB
  45. Ear ache or cough? Antibiotics not likely the answer study shows
  46. Easton teen lives with the super senses of synesthesia
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  48. Get the lowdown on school lice policies in the Annapolis area
  49. CDC says number of teens vaccinated for HPV unacceptably low
  50. New vaccine requirements for kindergarten and seventh grades
  51. Tips for barefoot safety for kids
  52. Johns Hopkins and Children’s National named among top children’s hospitals
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  54. Icing Smiles bakes up plan to provide cakes for sick kids
  55. Children’s National opens Fetal Medicine Institute
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  139. DHMH seeking comments on regulations on teen use of tanning salons
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  146. Campaign aims to stop summer weight gain, brain drain
  147. Sandusky sex abuse verdict: What parents need to know
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