Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children under the age of 14 who play football are at risk of concussions, and a small study suggests that high-magnitude head impacts are more likely to occur in practices than in games in this age group.

No More Than 6 Teaspoons of Added Sugars a Day for Kids

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens should consume less than six teaspoons of added sugars a day, a new American Heart Association statement advises.

Truth or Fib? When Kids Say They're Too Sick for School

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's only a matter of time after school begins before parents have to deal with a child who doesn't feel well enough to go.

Teen Student-Athletes Often Unfit, Overweight

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Student-athletes may be more popular than teens who don't play sports, but they're no more fit.

TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents should take industry television ratings with a grain of salt, since they don't always reflect the true amount of violence, smoking and drinking in TV shows, a new study warns.

To Keep Teens Slim, Focus on Health not Weight

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When teenagers are overweight, parents and doctors should encourage a healthy lifestyle rather than worry about the number on the bathroom scale, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says.

Health Tip: Early to Bed Before Back to School

(HealthDay News) -- The first days back to school are a tough transition for many kids and parents. Making sure they are well rested before the first day can help.

Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School

(HealthDay News) -- Walking to school is a great way for kids to get exercise. But parents should always teach their children pedestrian safety.

Put Vaccines on Kids' Back-to-School List

FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As parents start preparing to send their young ones back to the classroom, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it's a good time to remember that vaccines play an important role in keeping children healthy.

Does Your Child Need Eyeglasses?

FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 80 percent of what kids learn in their first 12 years is through their vision. Your back-to-school checklist should include making sure your child's eyesight is OK, an eye expert says.