How to handle headaches: A parenting challenge

Parents often unsure whether, where to seek medical care for children's headaches

Two-thirds of parents report their child has had a headache not related to a fall or head injury. 1 in 6 would withhold pain relief medicine so the doctor could see how bad their child's headache is. Parents vary in whether they would take children to the ER for headache with neck stiffness and fever, possible signs of meningitis.

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Thrill ride: Keeping kids safe at amusement parks and carnivals

Heading to the amusement park? 1 in 5 parents did not talk about what to do if kids got lost

9 out of 10 parents definitely would report a ride operator suspected of being drunk or on drugs to a person in authority at an amusement park or carnival. 6 out of 10 parents think ride operators at amusement parks and carnivals should have random alcohol and drug tests. 1 in 5 parents had not talked with their child about what to do if they got lost at an amusement park or carnival.

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Safe to eat? Parent food safety practices for their children

1 in 10 parents say their child has gotten sick from spoiled or contaminated food

1 in 10 parents reported their child had ever gotten sick from eating spoiled or contaminated food. One-third of parents say their child has gotten sick from food eaten at their own home. Parents cite restaurants as the most common source of food poisoning, but only 25% check health inspection ratings before dining out.

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What to expect around supporting pregnant teens

Should states support pregnant teens and their babies?

8 in 10 adults agree that state support for pregnant teens is a good investment in the baby’s health. Most adults feel pregnant teens should be required to attend prenatal visits or take parenting classes in order to receive state support. 9 in 10 adults feel that states should do more to require financial support from the baby’s father, but only half support their state providing paternity testing or legal help to get child support.

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