Parents, Stop Hovering: 'Risky' Play May Have Benefits for Kids

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children may benefit, physically and socially, from being allowed to play with less monitoring from mom and dad, a new research review finds.

Parents Should Set Good Example to Keep Kids Slim, Pediatrics Group Says

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As rates of childhood obesity continue to climb in the United States, parents should embrace healthy eating habits and behaviors to help kids maintain a normal weight, a new report says.

Following Water Safety Rules Saves Lives, Red Cross Says

SATURDAY, June 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Once the temperatures rise, people of all ages cool off in pools, lakes or the ocean. But no matter how old you are, taking certain water safety precautions is essential, according to the American Red Cross.

School Coaches Often Ill-Equipped to Spot, Manage Concussions

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. middle school and high school coaches may not be sufficiently trained and equipped to quickly recognize concussions in student athletes, two new studies suggest.

'Overwhelming' Evidence That Same-Sex Parenting Won't Harm Kids

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There is no evidence that having same-sex parents harms children in any way, a new comprehensive review finds.

Health Tip: Swimming Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Having a swimming pool or hot tub in the back yard can pose a drowning danger for young children.

Smoking Around Toddlers May Raise Their Obesity Risk

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during pregnancy, new research suggests.

Teen Use of E-Cigarettes, Hookahs Way Up: Survey

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although fewer American children are smoking cigarettes, the use of controversial e-cigarettes has more than doubled in just three years, a federal survey reports.

Teens Unfamiliar With Harms of Pot, E-Cigs, Study Finds

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens may have a firm grasp on the dangers of smoking cigarettes, but they appear less clear about how using marijuana or electronic cigarettes might harm their health, new research suggests.

Health Tip: Child-Proof Your Home

(HealthDay News) -- Child-proofing your home should keep kids safer when they come for a visit.