kids health

  1. Child Development & Health

    Mom story: I founded an allergy-friendly bakery

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    When Lucy Gibney, MD, discovered that her infant son had several severe food allergies, it changed her life. Even as an emergency...
  2. Conditions

    Asthma drug shows promise

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    The new drug dupilumab shows promise for those who suffer from uncontrollable asthma.
  3. Wellness

    1 in 5 purses dirtier than toilet

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    One in five handbags contains more bacteria than the average toilet, a study says.
  4. Children's Diseases & Illnesses

    1 in 5 kids have mental disorder

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    A CDC report notes that up to 1 in 5 children have been diagnosed with a mental illness.
  5. Mom & Dad

    How we found out my daughter has celiac disease

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    May is Celiac Awareness Month, and what better way to learn more than by hearing the story of a child’s illness and eventual...
  6. Children's Diseases & Illnesses

    Celiac disease: When gluten has to go  

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    Celiac disease may be difficult to identify in kids. Learn what signs and symptoms you should bring up to your doctor and how to...
  7. School Age Kids

    Signs of food allergies in kids

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    With up to 6 percent of children under age 3 reported to have food allergies, it's important to know how to spot an allergic...
  8. Children's Health

    Beyond autism awareness: Preparing for the future

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    Autism rates began to rise almost 20 years ago, which puts us at the beginning of a boom in teens and adults with autism heading out...
  9. Health & Wellness

    Melanoma survivors neglect sun safety

    More than a quarter of melanoma survivors never use sunscreen and some still go tanning, a new report says.
  10. Special Needs

    Parenting and autism: Miriam's story

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    With her Aspie son on the verge of puberty, writer Miriam Kamin is shoring up for a host of new challenges. Her down-to-earth,...
  11. School Age Kids

    How to prevent common childhood sports injuries

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    April is National Sports Safety Month — a time for parents and kids to become more aware of the risks associated with playing...
  12. Health & Wellness

    ADHD diagnosis redefined

    A new report says the number of teenage boys with ADHD is increasing--and new parameters to define the disorder could add to the...
  13. Children's Diseases & Illnesses

    Beyond autism awareness: What autism families need

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    Dealing with an autism diagnosis and the aftermath of doctors, therapists and school struggles is a difficult road. Chances are you...
  14. Children's Health

    Children and good nutrition: Start early

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    You probably know Tyler Florence as a celebrity chef and Food Network star. What you might not know is that he is also the...
  15. Conditions

    Parenting with multiple sclerosis: A mother's story

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    Being a parent is never an easy job, but adding the challenge of a debilitating disorder such as multiple sclerosis makes the days...
  16. Children's Health

    Easter-themed exercises for the kids

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    Easter means cute clothes and Easter baskets and way more candy than kids need. Try these fun, Easter-themed activities to help your...
  17. Children's Diseases & Illnesses

    Managing ADHD without medication

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    ADHD meds often change a child's personality — creating what many kids with ADHD (and their parents) refer to as a zombie state or...
  18. Children's Diseases & Illnesses

    Icky skin conditions kids get and how to deal with them

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    Kids get some pretty gross things. Ringworm, lice, scabies and more are enough to turn any parent's stomach. But chances are every...
  19. Child Development & Health

    Febrile seizures: What every mother should know

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    One in 25 children will have a febrile seizure before age 5. However, most parents are ill equipped with both basic seizure...
  20. Children's Health

    Overuse injuries in youth sports

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    The world of youth sports has become way more competitive in recent years. Many kids have played 10 years of competitive sports by...