Health Tip: Preparing Your Child for the Dentist

(HealthDay News) -- Your child's first visit to the dentist, which should be scheduled as soon as the first tooth erupts, can be a frightening experience for your youngster.

Dentists Offer Tips to Keep Young Children Cavity-Free

SUNDAY, Feb. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Good dental habits begin at an early age, but many parents fall short when it comes to the health of their children's teeth, experts say.

When It Comes to Singing, Practice Makes Perfect

SATURDAY, Feb. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Think you can't sing well? Maybe the solution is to sing more often.

Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the flu season continues to show signs that it has peaked, it is hitting those over 65 the hardest, sending record numbers of older Americans to the hospital, U.S. health officials reported Friday.

'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism appear to approach play differently than typically developing children, a recent study contends.

Kids Living in 'Stroke Belt' Not More Likely to Have Stroke: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who live in a region of the United States known as the "stroke belt" are not more likely to be hospitalized for stroke than those who don't live there, a new study finds.

Parents of Young Stroke Victims at Risk for PTSD, Researchers Find

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of children who suffer a stroke are at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small study suggests.

Coming Out at School Better for LGBT Youth, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teens who come out at high school have better mental health as young adults than those who aren't open with their fellow high school students, according to a new study.

Prolonged Rescue Efforts May Not Help Young Drowning Victims: Study

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prolonged efforts to save young drowning victims doesn't help those whose hearts have stopped and who have a dangerously low body temperature, according to a new study that challenges current guidelines.

Big Increase Seen in Babies Born Addicted to Narcotics

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There was a 15-fold increase in the number of newborns experiencing opioid withdrawal in the Canadian province of Ontario between 1992 and 2011, researchers report.