New Moms Struggle to Stay Connected to Family, Health Care Providers During PandemicIt’s been nearly a month since California’s statewide shelter-in-place order went into effect. For new moms and families, welcoming a baby into this world is proving to be an even bigger challenge than usual.
Whooping Cough Outbreak Sweeps Marin CountyMarin County Health Department says there have been 241 confirmed cases of whooping cough this year, the highest number the county's seen in eight years.
Study: Monkey Bars, Swings Blamed For Spike In Playground ConcussionsPlayground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved.
Bake Sales The Next Battleground For Childhood Obesity? Doctors Offer New Guidelines For Treating KidsThe American Academy of Pediatrics has come up with a new policy statement that wants parents and teachers to consider healthier or non food options when it comes to bake sales, birthday parties and fundraisers.
Northern California Kaiser Data Show Clusters Of Under-Immunization In Bay AreaA new study generated from Kaiser data shows high concentrations of unvaccinated children in Northern California.
Bay Area Firefighters Receive Pediatric TrainingLucile Packard Children’s Hospital in is partnering with Bay Area firefighters to improve the care of kids in medical emergencies, a first of its kind program in the United States.
HealthWatch: UC Davis Study Finds Higher Autism Rate Among SiblingsA new study suggests that nearly 20 percent of children who have an autistic older brother or sister will develop the disorder too. That’s a rate much higher than previously thought.
HealthWatch: Study Finds Sack Lunches Can Make Kids SickA new study suggests sacked lunches are breeding grounds for bacteria that cause vomiting, diarrhea, or even death in some children.
HealthWatch: Limiting Baby's Sun ExposureIt’s finally started to look like June in the Bay Area. But before you rush the family outdoors, a new report is warning parents about babies, toddlers and sunshine.