Childrens Health and Parenting - Family

12 Foods That Are Dangerous for Dogs

While many of us give our pups a treat from the table every now and then, these foods should always be off limits.

The Long Shadow of Child Abuse

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

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.

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.

8 Easy Tips for Organizing Your Medicine Cabinet

Follow this handy guide so you're fully prepared when minor injuries and illnesses strike.

The Upside to Sibling Rivalry

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

Letting Go of Your Teen: Why It's Important

He craves more independence, but you aren't ready to give up control. Unfortunately, this kind of interference on your part can endanger your child's development, among other things.

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.

5 Dangerous Teen Fads You Need to Know About

These actions have serious consequences, including death. Here are the crucial facts.

Learning Disabilities: Early Diagnosis Is Key

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

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.

How to Protect Your Family From Pneumonia

Here's what you need to know about this inflammatory lung disease, from causes and symptoms to treatments and prevention tips.

Blended Families: The Challenges and the Rewards

While changes to family structure require adjustment for everyone involved, these guidelines can help blended families work out their growing pains and live together successfully.

Attitudes Towards Overweight MDs

Does your doctor's appearance affect your impression of his medical skills?

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.

What Exactly Are Gene Mutations?

Genetic mutations are associated with many conditions including cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, Tay-Sachs disease, and cancer. As scientists continue to understand the nature of gene mutations, they'll learn how to prevent and treat these types of diseases.

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.

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.

Bullying Behavior: How to Keep Your Child Safe

From the school yard to cyberspace, here's how recognize bullying in all its forms and how to teach your child the best ways to respond.

Top 5 Diet Mistakes

Have you changed your eating habits to shed some pounds but find the numbers on the scale are going up?

Ouch! How to Handle a Paper Cut

It happens to everyone... and it hurts! Here's what to do when you or a loved one gets a paper cut.

The Mysteries of Twin Communication

Learn the science behind this phenomenon.

How to Prepare for the Death of a Pet

When the dreaded day comes that you have to say goodbye, having a plan in place can help ease the burden of your loss.
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