• 10 superfoods for kids shopping fruit and vegetables
    Keeping Kids Healthy
    10 Superfoods for Kids
    One dilemma most parents encounter is the daily grind of getting their kids to eat -- and that's eat anything, let alone eating healthy foods. If you're nodding in agreement, rest assured countless moms and dads feel your pain. Still, focus on de...
    Steven Auger
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    Food Allergies
    5 Snack Recipes for Kids with Food Allergies
    It's hard to believe that summer is almost over and school has already begun for many children. If your child has food allergies, preparing healthy and safe snacks can be challenging. Our school asks parents to pack their children daily snacks a...
    Courtney Key
  • 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
  • 7 Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love
    Preparing for Back to School
    7 Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love
    The new school year gets closer every day. Have you thought about your kids' lunch plan yet?  This year, say goodbye to that sandwich and chips, and pack your kids a healthy lunch they won't want to trade. Healthy lunch ideas don't have to be ...
  • Avoiding tick-borne diseases
    Tick Bites
    Avoiding Tick-Borne Diseases
    From Powassan to Lyme disease, ticks pose a huge health problem across the nation and parents need to know what to look for. In fact, according to Brad Leahy, Vice President of B.O.G. Pest Control, 2017 is predicted to be one of the worst tick se...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Household cleaners that look like candy to kids
    Keeping Kids Healthy
    5 Common Household Cleaners That Look Like Candy to Kids
    Advances in common household cleaners have made our life as adults easier but oh so tempting and colorful for kids! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 300 children ages 0-19 are treated every day at a hospital...
    Laura Richards
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    Keeping Kids Healthy
    Busted! 6 Truths About Childhood Myths
    Do you really need to wait an hour before swimming? Can you go outside with wet hair? Did you ever wonder if any of these myths were true? Find out the answers to all your pressing childhood questions! ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • National Water Safety Month: Keep Your Kids Safe in the Pool
    Childhood Safety
    National Water Safety Month: 6 Tips to Keep Your Kid Safe in the Pool
    It's a scary fact: a child can drown in even a small body of water in just four to six minutes. That's why May is National Water Safety Month – to bring awareness to the importance of water safety. Here are six ways you can keep your child saf...
    Rebecca DesFosse
  • 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
  • Young Girl Getting Vaccinated
    Expert Advice: 5 Answers to Your Most Common Questions About Vaccines
    The topic of vaccinations can be stressful and confusing, and vaccination schedules for kids is always a hot topic among parents and caregivers. Dr. Katherine Williamson is a pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Orange County and deals with par...
    Laura Richards
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    Are Gluten-Free Diets Safe for Kids?
    My older daughter was diagnosed with Celiac disease (No consuming wheat!) last year; and ever since then we’ve had to change around our whole lifestyle by eliminating gluten from her diet—and answer lots of questions about Celiac from curious...
    Rachel Sokol
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    5 Natural Home Remedies for Spring Allergies
    Let's face it — spring allergies can make the beautiful spring weather seem like something you'd rather avoid. Instead of hiding from the outdoors, help your family avoid spring allergies with these five effective home remedies. Use a Neti Pot...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Family Life
    Illnesses and Diseases
    Mucus in Infant's Eyes
    Mucus in the eyes may indicate dacrostenosis, which is a blockage of the tear ducts. ...
  • Sun Safety
    Safest Sunscreens for Kids
    Are you looking for a natural, mineral-based sunscreen for your child? The EWG recently updated their list of best chemical-free sunscreens for 2018. And check out our Staff Picks video highlighting our editor's personal favorites! Editor's Note...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 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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    Colds and Flu
    The Flu: Fact or Fiction
    Groan ... moan ... ah choo! How much do you know about the flu? Take this quiz and find out. ...