The recent arctic chill has given kids the opportunity to break in their winter gear. If they and their friends are swapping hats on the playground, you may get a call about head lice. [...]
This time of year can be particularly fraught with stress for children, as the hustle and bustle of the holiday season leaves many of them mentally and emotionally overwhelmed. What can parents do to make the season fun and safe? [...]
Peanut allergies among children in the United States continue to soar - what's the cause and what precautions should you take? [...]
It is a story that is familiar to anyone who follows the news – the number of American children who are overweight or obese is skyrocketing. Even more frightening is that Type 2 diabetes – historically found in adults – is increasingly being discovered in young adults and adolescents.
Next Monday is the big night -- Halloween! A few simple precautions can make sure everyone has a safe and fun time, whether you are on the hunt for treats or staying in. [...]
Children and teenagers should not be given aspirin if they have chickenpox, flu, an upper respiratory illness or have a fever accompanying any undiagnosed illness. The reason? Reye's Syndrome. [...]
Parents, guardians, grandparents, and caregivers: Take a moment, right now, and add the Poison Control Center number (1-800-222-1222) as a contact in your smartphone. Having it readily available can save precious minutes in an emergency.
Hygiene is key to fighting the flu, but the best prevention against the flu is to get vaccinated. [...]
With kids heading back to school in just a few short weeks, there is no better time to think about the importance of vaccination. [...]
A measles outbreak that emerged in late December on the West Coast continues to remain in the news. Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease that spreads easily through the air or on infected surfaces. [...]