popular topics in children's general health

  • vitamin vitamin d for kids
    Children's General Health
    Vitamin D for Kids: It Does More than Just Keep Teeth and Bones Strong
    One of the many challenges parents face on a daily basis is keeping their children in good health. When it comes to making sure kids are properly nourished, a multivitamin might be necessary. Vitamin D for kids is especially important for tooth a...
    Steven Auger
  • Prevent asthma in children at bay by reducing allergens such as flower pollen
    Children's General Health
    Treating Asthma in Kids During Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
    April showers might bring May flowers, but it can also bring a lot of allergies. Along with an increase in allergens floating around in the air, you might also see an increase in asthma problems in your children. Throughout Asthma and Allergy Aw...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • parent, child prepare for test
    Anxiety Disorders
    9 Anxiety-Busters for Kids Taking Standardized Tests
    Test day jitters are striking earlier than ever. In most states, standardized testing aligned with the Common Core begins in second or third grade, but a few states administer standardized tests as early as kindergarten. Many children experience ...
    Erin Dower
  • Academic Achievements
    Under Pressure! 7 Tips for Managing School-Related Anxiety
    Many kids are feeling intense pressure to excel, thanks in part to changes in homework and testing, a focus on college admissions from an earlier age, plus new forms of social pressure. Feeling a bit of stress can keep kids focused and motivated ...
    Erin Dower
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    Contagious Childhood Illnesses
    10 Facts You Need to Know About the Measles Outbreak
    Since the beginning of 2015, the measles have infected more than 150 people from 17 states, with many cases stemming from an outbreak that originated at Disneyland in California and prompting the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to issue a pr...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Gender Differences
    6 Tips for Understanding and Raising a Transgender Child
    Learning that your child is transgender can bring on a range of emotions — from confusion and grief to anger and fear — and will likely leave you with many questions. Will your child be safe? How will this change the dynamic of your family? M...
    Erin Dower
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    Children's Medications
    Are Decongestant Sprays Safe for Toddlers?
    Decongestant nose spray is not routinely recommended for toddlers. ...
  • Sleep Schedules
    6 Tricks to Help Your Toddler or Preschooler Go to Bed (and Stay There!)
    Has bedtime turned into an all-out battle of wills between you and your child? If getting your little one to sleep has become a nightly struggle, or if sleep is elusive now that he's in a new big-kid bed, has a new sibling, or had another big cha...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Bedtime Routine Checklist for Older Kids
    Bed Time Routine for Older Kids ...
  • Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables for eye health
    Eye Care
    Eat the Rainbow for Your Eyes
    Have you "eaten the rainbow" today? Brightly colored fruits and vegetables offer different nutrients that are good for your overall health, and eating the colors of the rainbow spectrum, especially those with the carotenoid lutein, may also prote...
    Bridget Swinney, R.D.
  • Returning to School After Antibiotics
    Contagious Childhood Illnesses
    How Soon After Starting Antibiotics Can a Child Return to School?
    If your child is on antibiotics, how long do you have to wait before they can return to school? For some infections, it's 24 hours, but that's not always the case. ...
  • Family of four hiking along trail
    Tick Bites
    6 Tips to Avoid Ticks
    Ticks are small, eight-legged bugs, usually brown or black in color. They are the second leading carrier of diseases to humans, second only to mosquitoes. Warm summer weather makes ticks more active, so it is important to be extra vigilant when s...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Close up of young boy sleeping under blanket.
    Childhood Obesity
    Goodnight, Sleepy Head: The Link Between Sleep and Childhood Obesity
    Goodnight, Sleepy Head: The Link Between Sleep and Childhood Obesity Everyone knows how great it feels to get a good night's sleep. You wake up feeling refreshed and alert. You're concentration and focus is better. Overall, you just feel good. T...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Head Lice
    What Everybody Needs to Know About Head Lice
    What Everybody Needs to Know About Head Lice Head lice are an unpleasant but fairly common part of childhood. The little buggers can turn up anywhere--in school, at a friend's house, or somewhere in public, and can spread from person to person by...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Feed Your Kid Right to Prevent Cold and Flu
    Colds and Flu
    Cold and Flu Season: Are You Feeding Your Kids Right?
    If your kids are anything like mine, once the cold weather hits, their noses become little snot-faucets. From October to April, it's one cold after another. We've dealt with everything from sniffles to full-on respiratory infections. Cold and fl...
    Laurie Mega
  • Ears
    Listen Up! Teen Hearing Loss Is on the Rise
    Listen Up! Teen Hearing Loss Is on the Rise Next time you can hear your teen's music blasting from his earphones, ask him how soon he would like to wear a hearing aid. That may sound extreme, but a new study published in the August 18, 2010 issu...
    Erin Dower
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    Bed Time
    Sweet Dreams! Top 10 Bedtime Stories for Children
    Getting your child to sleep at night isn't always an easy task. These children's bedtime books are full of adorable characters, imaginative illustrations, and rhyming words that are sure to lull your little one right into dreamland. Looking for m...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Ear Infections
    Ouch Mom, My Ear Hurts! Dealing with Ear Infections in Children
    Ouch Mom, My Ear Hurts! Dealing with Ear Infections in Children Cold weather and more time indoors means your child is more likely to catch a cold or contract the flu. However, while many parents take precautions against cold and flu season, most...
    Lindsay Hutton