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How Heavy Is Your Child’s Backpack?

How Heavy Is Your Child’s Backpack?

When kids carry more than 10% of their body weight, injuries can lead to health problems lasting into adulthood

Meteorologist Joe Furey Joins WTNH’S Storm Team 8

Meteorologist Joe Furey Joins WTNH’S Storm Team 8

No Homework Hassles

No Homework Hassles

A Feast of Festivals

A Feast of Festivals

Give Dance a Chance

Give Dance a Chance

The 30 Best Field Trips for Connecticut Students

The 30 Best Field Trips for Connecticut Students

How Montessori Promotes Mindful Learning

How Montessori Promotes Mindful Learning

5 Tips for Active Summer Families

Rethink Your Summer Drink

Rethink Your Summer Drink

Student Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries

Student Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries

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High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds

High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds

When it comes to vitamin supplements, more is not always better, according to a new study that found even high doses of vitamin D don't protect children from colds in the winter. "We may have just busted a myth," said study leader Dr. Jonathon Maguire. "Our findings do...

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Expert Tips for Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries

Expert Tips for Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries

  Children need breaks from playing to avoid overuse injuries, orthopedic surgeon says   FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Put me in, Coach," may be a common plea heard from young athletes. But sports medicine experts suggest that benching players...

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Precautions Help Keep Kids Safe in Water

Precautions Help Keep Kids Safe in Water

Precautions Help Keep Kids Safe in Water Children can drown in as little as 2 inches of water, pediatrician warns THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Close supervision is crucial to keep children safe when they're swimming or playing in the water, an expert says....

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Play May Be More Stressful for Children With Autism

Play May Be More Stressful for Children With Autism

  Children with autism appear to approach play differently than typically developing children, a recent study contends.    “Children with autism lack a social component to their play and don’t adjust their play accordingly when another is involved,” said study...

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Preschoolers Need Eye Screening

Preschoolers Need Eye Screening

Preschoolers Need Eye Screening, Experts Say Testing recommended annually from age 3 to 6 FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All children should have their eyesight checked between the ages of 3 and 6, preferably every year, eye experts say. The new vision-screening...

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