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.

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.

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.

Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'?

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Is measles really back?

Energy Drinks Tied to Inattention, Hyper Behavior in Middle Schoolers: Study

MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Energy drinks are linked to hyperactivity and inattention in middle-school students, a new study reveals.

Residential Treatment Program Helps Obese Kids Lose Weight, Study Finds

MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely obese kids in an intensive 10-month residential treatment program lost more weight than their counterparts, and appeared to reverse artery damage that could lead to clogged arteries and heart disease, according to a new study from Belgium.