kids health

  1. Children's Diseases & Illnesses

    The flu is dangerous for kids with asthma

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    Influenza (“the flu”) is a serious viral infection that is more dangerous than the common cold in children. Every year an average of...
  2. Child Development & Health

    Help your child cope with hair loss

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    When we think of hair loss sufferers, kids aren't the first people that come to mind. Yet there are millions of children worldwide...
  3. Children's Health

    Skip the candy kisses! Healthy, kid-friendly Valentine's Day treats

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    While there's nothing wrong with the occasional piece of chocolate or candy heart, your kids will get plenty of those things during...
  4. Child Development & Health

    A checklist for choosing a pediatric dentist

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    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that kids should visit a pediatric dentist when their first tooth comes in or...
  5. Child Development & Health

    Prepare your child for the dentist

    Wish you could somehow start over and stop being afraid of going to the dentist? Here’s your chance to give that opportunity to your...
  6. Child Development & Health

    Insomnia isn't just for moms

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    Do you get enough sleep? If you’re raising kids, the answer is probably no. What you might not realize is that your child could be...
  7. Child Development & Health

    Is your water poisoning your child?

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    You grew up drinking from the hose and turned out just fine, but today's water options may have you wondering: Is your water...
  8. Child Development & Health

    Does my child need therapy?

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    When a child’s life becomes complicated for any reason, it may be helpful to visit a licensed mental health counselor who...
  9. Child Development & Health

    Natural remedies to cure your kids' colds

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    Turn to the pantry instead of the pediatrician to soothe your kids' sniffles this season. Experts offer up their all-natural, go-to...
  10. Child Development & Health

    So, you got the head lice memo: What now?

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    It may quite possibly be the most dreaded memo from your child’s teacher — someone in his class has head lice. After you get over...
  11. Child Development & Health

    Do kids with food allergies inconvenience “normal” kids?

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    Food allergies are a fact of life for many children, and some schools must make lunchtime arrangements to keep the allergic child...
  12. Child Development & Health

    Parents terrified of becoming Adam Lanza's mother

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    When 20 children are gunned down in their classrooms, nothing is certain but that emotions and accusations will ricochet globally,...
  13. Tweens, Teens & College

    Death by energy drink: Latest lawsuit involving teen

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    You know you wouldn't hand your preschooler a mug of coffee, but is it OK to let your teen chug down caffeine-filled energy drinks?...
  14. Child Development & Health

    Protect your family from the flu

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    The last thing you want to deal with during the holidays is the flu. Doctors and pediatricians offer advice on keeping your family...
  15. Child Development & Health

    Challenges of parenting a child with diabetes

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    A diagnosis of diabetes changes everything — for both the patient and her family. For parents of newly diagnosed children, diabetes...
  16. Children's Diseases & Illnesses

    Recurrent ear infections and day care

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    Tammy's 9-month old daughter frequently gets ear infections, and the last three occurred in one month. Her doctor advised Tammy to...
  17. Parenting

    Alison Sweeney talks about healthy eating habits for kids

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    Whether you know her as Sami Brady from Days of Our Lives or the host of The Biggest Loser , you're probably just as smitten with...
  18. Child Development & Health

    Lyme disease prevention tips

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    With Lyme disease, like with any illness, prevention is easier, safer, and less expensive than treatment. Protect your kids from the...
  19. Child Development & Health

    Are your child's asthma meds making him short?

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    Children who have asthma are usually prescribed a steroid inhaler to help open up their airways and prevent inflammation. Recent...
  20. Children's Health

    The 4 deadliest drugs teens are taking

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    Long gone are the days when parents worried only about their teens and underage drinking. Today's parents face the dangers of easily...