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Using the top 10 children’s health concerns as back-to-school conversation starters
Teens who use medical marijuana more likely to say they’re addicted
Access to mental health care for teens
Many parents don’t connect their child’s behavior to their health
E-cigarette laws just a smokescreen? Teens easily work around bans by buying e-cigarettes online
Later school start times for teens? Parents split on the issue
Too tired to learn?: Experts recommend later school starts
Cost of school sports still a problem for many families
Are kids still being sidelined by pay-to-play sports fees?
E-cigarette use now higher than cigarette use among teens
Teens and young adults not ready to manage their healthcare, parents say
Are teens ready to manage their own health care?
Do you know what to do if your child has a concussion?
Upcoming report: Do concussions education programs make a difference?
Experts encourage parents to use “back-to-school” time to review health & safety with kids
Substance use: A top health issue for children & teens
Sports physicals: Not a reason to skip the yearly check-up
Teens smoking less, but other risky health behaviors persist
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
President’s Cancer Panel pushes to increase HPV vaccination rates
Teens report unhealthy levels of stress
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
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?
Teens using “study drugs”: More common than parents think
“Study drugs”: Are parents aware of the risks?
Narcotic pain meds among children & teens: Are parents numb to misuse?
Misuse of narcotic pain meds among children & teens: Upcoming report
Turning up the volume on teens and hearing loss
Youth substance use: What do parents think?
How do pay-to-play sports programs impact participation in school sports?
Performance-enhancing drugs in high school sports: Not just an Olympic concern
Public wants to keep parental consent requirement for HPV vaccine
Upcoming report: HPV vaccine without parental consent?
Recreational water illnesses: how to keep from getting sick
Pay-to-play sports fees benching many lower-income kids
Concussions & sports: Parents’ perspectives on a growing health concern
Tough times resulting in pay-to-play fees for school sports: Upcoming report
NPCH measures public opinion on new teen sexting laws
Upcoming report: Public opinion on teen sexting legislation
NPCH research featured in TIME Ideas article
Tackling tough topics: childhood obesity & eating disorders
Many parents missing the link between child behavior and health
Parents conflicted about later school start times for teens
Pay-to-play sports keeping some kids on the sidelines
Can their 18-year-olds make a doctor’s appointment? Half of parents say no
Head smart? Parents get confidence boost from concussion education
Sports physicals: convenient versus comprehensive?
Fighting childhood obesity: Are schools passing or failing?
Top child health concerns: Obesity, drug abuse and smoking
Broad public support for banning smoking in vehicles with kids present
One in ten teens using “study drugs,” but are parents paying attention?
Parents numb to misuse of narcotic pain medicines by youth?
Public reluctant to support teen HPV vaccination without parental consent
Pay-to-play sports keeping lower-income kids out of the game
For youth sexting: Public supports education, not criminal charges
School obesity programs may promote worrisome eating behaviors and physical activity in kids
Majority of U.S. parents not in favor of state HPV vaccine mandates
Parental concerns about childhood obesity: time for a reality check?
Adolescent check-ups: parents want diet, drugs, and sex discussed
Parents of high school athletes speak out on performance-enhancing drugs
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
Speak or spank? More parents choose reasoning than physical discipline
Concussions in school sports: parents ill-prepared for role in reducing kid’s risks
Silent risk: Most parents and teens not talking about noise-induced hearing loss
Parents say, "Other teens drink and use marijuana, but my kids don't"
Bariatric surgery for adolescents: How young is too young?
Strong public support for innovative programs to prevent teen pregnancy