12/28/2012 01:09 pm ET Updated Jan 15, 2013

Children's Health News 2012: Studies And Reports About Pregnancy, Babies And Kids

As parents, we take our kids' health seriously. Very seriously. Which is why it's important to stay up to date on the latest health news, be it good, bad or ugly. Though the research that gets the most media attention is sometimes preliminary and what happens in the lab doesn't necessarily translate to the day-to-day of being a mom or dad, much of what is studied in maternal and children's health research is meant to help us make more educated choices when it comes to our our family's well-being.

With that in mind, here are the biggest parenting health stories of 2012. Think there's anything we overlooked? Let us know in the comments. And here's to a happy -- and healthy! -- 2013 for all.

Children's Health Stories Of 2012