Childrens Health and Parenting - Child

PANDAS: A Puzzling Illness in Children

Parents should be aware of this unusual but serious condition.

Head Alert: Recognizing Concussions in Children and Young Adults

Concussions in children and teens are not uncommon, especially among student athletes. Learn how to recognize signs of a concussion, and what to do in case one occurs.

4 Ways to Prevent Getting a Cold

The average adult gets between two and four colds each year, and upper respiratory infections can take 10 days to get over. Here’s four tips to ward off illness.

Cold or Flu? 10 Ways to Feel Better Fast

Ten tried-and-true home remedies for those days when cold and flu symptoms have you feeling miserable.

The Long Shadow of Child Abuse

Why victims of child abuse can find themselves struggling with mental health issues decades later.

It Is Not Possible to Be Obese and Healthy, Study Shows

Although they may feel healthy in the present, obese individuals are not exempt from the long-term consequences of carrying extra pounds.

Top Tips to Help Your Child Manage Food Allergies

Don't let your child feel like a food allergy is holding them back. Learn how to be the advocate they need with these key strategies.

9 Safety Tips for Skiing, Snowboarding, and Sledding

Snowy terrain brings wintertime fun for "kids" of all ages. Preschoolers as well as retirees can partake in skiing, snowboarding, and sledding, which are very safe activities when done correctly. Avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency room by taking these precautions.

Cure for Cat Allergies? Scientists Are Getting Close

Scientists have discovered why a protein causes allergic reactions to cat dander. Their research promises to pave a path to prevention for many cat allergy sufferers.

An Extensive Guide to the Flu Vaccine: What You Need to Know

Each year hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized from flu-related complications. Why take that chance? Get immunized to protect yourself from this life-threatening illness.

Why Do Schools Send Home "Fat" Letters?

Reading, writing, and arithmetic are core subjects in schools. But in some districts, students' weights are being studied as well. Learn more about this heated topic.

5 Ways to Practice Common-Cold Etiquette

Colds happen. But passing them along to someone else doesn't have to.

Is Homeschooling Right for Your Family?

More and more families are choosing to homeschool their kids. Here's what you need to know about this type of education and how to get started, if interested.

How Effective Is the Flu Shot, Really?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that everyone six months and older get the flu shot annually. But does the vaccination truly prevent the virus?

The Upside to Sibling Rivalry

Did you know all those arguments and disagreements can actually provide opportunity for growth? Here's why.

Are Poisonous Plants Growing in Your Garden?

Some popular plants pose a health threat to your kids and pets. Here's how to keep your family safe.

Are Touch Screens Bad for Your Toddler?

The jury's still out, but it may pay to limit screen time for young tykes. Learn more.

Learning Disabilities: Early Diagnosis Is Key

Recognizing the signs sooner than later can help kids thrive in school.

How Often Do You Replace Your Toothbrush?

An old toothbrush can put you at risk for cavities and other oral issues. Here's how to know when to toss that brush.

New Models for Primary Care

The U.S. is facing a shortage of primary care physicians. Could your health care end up being affected?

When Doctor Doesn't Know Best

The U.S. is facing a shortage of primary care physicians. Could your health care end up being affected?

Spina Bifida: Prevention Tips

The most common birth defect in the U.S., spina bifida can be permanently disabling. But it's also highly preventable. Here's what you need to know.

Type 1 Diabetes: Should You Test Your Kids?

Learn the benefits of determining heightened risk for diabetes in young people, and one way to get screened.

Chromosomal Disorders: Get the Facts

By understanding the science behind chromosomal disorders, researchers have a better chance of preventing certain genetic disorders. Here's a cheat sheet for the rest of us.

Got Aspartame? Milk May Soon Include Sweeteners

The dairy industry wants to add aspartame (a sugar substitute) to milk so that kids will drink more of the calcium-rich beverage. But can milk that's artificially sweetened still be called milk? Learn more about the current dairy debate.

Your Child With Hemophilia

Precautionary measures taken at home, and an appropriate treatment plan developed with your child's physician, can help make this chronic blood disorder manageable.

The Facts About Childhood Leukemia

It's a frightening topic. Fortunately, huge strides have been made in treatment, and a majority of cases go into remission.

Diagnosed With Lactose Intolerance? Tips to Cope

Just because you can't tolerate dairy products doesn't mean you can't find delicious substitutes. Here are five tips for dealing with the digestive woe.

Myths About Being Pregnant (or a New Mommy)

You'll hear lots of advice if you're pregnant or a new mom, but not all of it is correct. We'll help you sort the facts from the folklore.

Tips for Holding a Successful Family Meeting

This communication tool can help your family unit thrive. Here's how to organize a successful session.
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