kids health

  1. Children's Diseases & Illnesses

    Dental health: 5 Ways to prevent childhood tooth decay

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    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tooth decay is the most common chronic infectious disease in...
  2. Vaccinations & Shots

    When does my child receive the meningitis vaccine?

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    Meningitis is a serious condition that affects 3,000 Americans every year -- 30 percent of of them children and young adults....
  3. Vaccinations & Shots

    Meningitis vaccine schedule

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    Meningococcal disease is a life-threatening condition caused by bacteria that infect the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal...
  4. Vaccinations & Shots

    What is meningitis?

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    Meningitis, aka spinal meningitis, is an inflammation of the meninges -- the system of membranes that surround and protect the...
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    Symptoms of meningitis

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    When meningitis strikes, it can feel like your typical run-of-the-mill bad headache or flu. But the difference is that it’s an...
  6. Family Recipes

    Easy nutrients to pack into a school lunch

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    Regardless of age, kids can be picky eaters. Your first grader may not want to eat anything green while your middle schooler may...
  7. Conditions

    Diabetes awareness: Diabetes Alert Day

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    The American Diabetes Association Alert Day is a one-day "wake-up call" asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to...
  8. Children's Health

    5 Tips to help your tween girl become a physically and emotionally healthy woman

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    Don’t you love the drama of the tween years? Though you may be tempted to throw your hands in the air and give up on your tween...
  9. Parenting How-to

    How to sharpen your kids' minds before school

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    Groundbreaking research has revealed that the human brain can, in fact, be trained. Sharpening the mind can be accomplished through...
  10. Child Development & Health

    How to prevent ear infections

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    Kids and ear infections seem to be intrinsically linked, especially this time of year. That dreaded diagnosis from the doctor brings...
  11. Children's Health

    Late potty training can hurt your child’s health

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    Do you cringe when your four-year-old asks for a pull-up or, worse, has an accident in public because you didn’t put a pull-up on...
  12. Dieting & Nutrition

    Clean food: Healthy eating in the New Year

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    A new year has started, and if you're like me, you over-indulged a bit too much over the holidays. But we all want to look better,...
  13. Conditions

    5 Common illnesses and how to beat them

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    Along with cozy fires and chilly days, winter often brings a flurry of illnesses. Read on to discover how to beat five of the most...
  14. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Can kids experience holiday depression?

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    While the idea of a perfectly happy childhood with gleeful holiday seasons exists in many an imagination (and revisionist memory),...
  15. Children's Health

    Supplements for your children’s health

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    As parents, we (naturally) want the very best for our kids, starting with their health. In addition to a healthy diet, supplements...
  16. Children's Health

    Feeding your child athlete

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    Your child athlete gives 100% on the court. Make sure the food she’s consuming is doing its part, too. Read on to learn how to make...
  17. Super Mom Tips

    Tips to keep your kids healthy at school

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    A healthy, happy child will perform better at tests and learn more at school. You know how to keep him healthy at home, but how can...
  18. Children's Diseases & Illnesses

    5 Ways to help kids beat the flu

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    Gah! It’s flu season again already. To keep your home from turning into a sniffly, coughy miserable zone, keep your kids as healthy...
  19. Child Development & Health

    Should you put your toddler on a diet?

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    Baby diets and exercise routines are becoming more and more common, sparking the debate of whether or not this sort of thing is...
  20. Happiness & Friendship

    Your daughter's self-esteem: 5 ways moms can help girls be themselves

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    If your daughter has fallen under the curse of being the perpetual “Good Girl,” being good may not be good for her self-image and...