Children’s health and policies that affect children’s health are an important interest area with voters in the presidential election. More than half of likely voters say a candidate’s position on children’s health will affect their vote, according to a previous NPCH Report.

According to the CDC, alcohol is the most commonly abused drug among youth in the United States and is responsible for approximately 4,300 deaths among underage youth each year.

As the weather warms up and school comes to an end for the summer, families are preparing to head out on vacation and spend time at the pool. Continuing with our theme for National Safety Month, this week we focus on water park safety and prevention of recreational water illnesses.

June is National Safety Month, an annual campaign fronted by the National Safety Council to focus on reducing injury and promoting safety at work, on the road, and at home.

Oral health is an important part of good general health. Untreated tooth decay in children can lead to serious health consequences that include lifelong tooth and gum problems, hospitalizations and emergency room visits, delayed physical development, and loss of school days.

Rates of prescription pain medication addiction and death have increased in the United States, affecting all sectors of the population, including children and adolescents.

The rate of prescription pain medication addition and death has been steadily increasing in the United States, due largely to the availability and access to narcotic pain medications.

While proposed federal restrictions to regulate the use and sale of e-cigarettes have been in the works since 2009, new rules have just been finalized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week.

As the weather begins to warm up, kids are starting to break out the bikes and spend more time outdoors.

The U.S. public has consistently expressed great concern about drug abuse as one of the top 10 U.S. child health problems since 2007.