February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Dental health problems like childhood caries (cavities in the baby teeth) are the leading cause of chronic disease for young children.

Outbreaks of communicable diseases such as measles and whooping cough in recent years have sparked many conversations about childhood vaccination.

Our 2015 Annual Report is now available. This brief report shows some of last year’s highlights, including all 12 NPCH Report topics, an overview of major media coverage, and a snapshot of our outreach to legislators and other organizations.

As part of the nation’s continued effort to address childhood obesity, the U.S.

Teen drivers are at the highest risk for crashes and crash-related fatalities. They are also particularly vulnerable to distractions while driving, such as texting and having multiple passengers in the car.

Of all drivers on the road, teen drivers are at the highest risk for vehicle crashes and fatalities. Many teens are also prone to distracted driving.

Bullying can lead to many health concerns in children and a recent study suggests that bullying can lead to mental health issues that might follow a child into adulthood.

It’s been an exciting year of research for the National Poll on Children’s Health. Each month we’ve reported on some of the most important health issues facing kids today, and this year we hit a milestone with our 100th report.

As teens transition to adulthood, they need to be comfortable taking on bigger responsibilities, including managing their healthcare.

As teenagers progress into adulthood, they begin to take on more responsibilities. They’re learning to drive, getting their first jobs, and thinking about college. Regular check-ups are a way for teens to practice taking responsibility in another important aspect of life: their healthcare.