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Parents want more topics covered in health education
What topics should be included in middle and high school health education?
Back to school, back to sleep? Schools reevaluate early start times
Without provider discussion, more parents keeping leftover prescription narcotics in the home
Too many pain pills in the medicine cabinet?
Heads up: Bicycle helmet safety
Keeping kids safe: Properly storing prescription medicines
Pay-to-play continues to cost families of student athletes
Parents rate flu vaccine lower than other recommended childhood vaccines
Sick of the flu vaccine?
"Sugar Wars": Combatting cavities during Children's Dental Health Month
Parents’ views, states’ laws shifting on childhood vaccination
School lunches: Are policy changes making a positive impact?
Early intervention: Addressing mental health concerns in bullied children
Protecting children's privacy in the digital age
Hits and misses: Head injury risk for high school athletes
Parents struggle when missing work to care for sick children
Using the top 10 children’s health concerns as back-to-school conversation starters
Many parents don’t connect their child’s behavior to their health
Nut-free home? New study calls delayed peanut exposure into question
Screens over sleep? How screen time impacts sleep time for kids
Experts encourage parents to use “back-to-school” time to review health & safety with kids
Substance use: A top health issue for children & teens
On the move: Physical activity opportunities for kids show signs of improvement
Sports physicals: Parents share their thoughts on what should be covered
The school lunch debate: What do parents think?
Report cards are out: Schools' obesity efforts are failing parents
Report cards: How are schools fighting childhood obesity?
FDA pushes for regulatory authority over e-cigarettes to protect kids
New “Race for Results” report shows opportunity gap for kids
Parents speak out about how schools should manage nut allergies
Upcoming report: How do schools manage food allergies?
So your child needs to go to a specialist. What happens next?
Institute of Medicine report features NPCH research on pay-to-play sports
School’s in: Important child health topics to kick off the school year
Sugary Drinks Linked to Child Obesity in Preschoolers
Should smoking be banned in cars when children are present?
Keeping kids away from secondhand smoke
E-cigarettes: helpful quitting aid versus a risk for teens?
Do you listen to your children’s doctor?
Narcotic pain meds among children & teens: Are parents numb to misuse?
Misuse of narcotic pain meds among children & teens: Upcoming report
“Let them play”: Parents want kids to have more physical activity at school
Car seat safety: Are your kids using the right safety restraints?
Recreational water illnesses: how to keep from getting sick
NPCH reports that kids in low-income families are drinking too much juice
NPCH research featured in TIME Ideas article
Tackling tough topics: childhood obesity & eating disorders
Beyond sex ed: Parents want more health topics covered in school
Narcotics in the medicine cabinet: Provider talk is key to lower risk
Inferiority complex? Parents rate flu lower than other vaccines
Many parents missing the link between child behavior and health
Sports physicals: convenient versus comprehensive?
Fighting childhood obesity: Are schools passing or failing?
Nut-free lunch? Parents speak out
Broad public support for banning smoking in vehicles with kids present
Just what the doctor ordered? Not for many parents
Parents numb to misuse of narcotic pain medicines by youth?
Too much of a good thing? Kids in low-income families drink more juice than recommended
School obesity programs may promote worrisome eating behaviors and physical activity in kids
Parental concerns about childhood obesity: time for a reality check?
Mental health services for children and adolescents: Missed opportunities in primary care & barriers to specialty care
Bicycle helmet laws for kids effective but not yet the norm
Parents give schools low grades for prevention of bullying and school violence
Internet predators, privacy and porn concern parents
In the age of 'sexting', parents weigh options to block inappropriate content
School support lacking for emotional, behavioral issues, say parents
Many parents not using booster seats, unaware of state laws for kids 4-8 years old
Speak or spank? More parents choose reasoning than physical discipline
Gun shy? 14 million parents have never talked gun safety with their kids
Few parents enforce shower-before-pool rules that prevent illness from water parks
Gym gone but not forgotten? Parents want more physical activity at school for kids