Away from home, you’re also away from your medicine cabinet and, depending on how far you go, your family doctor and convenient health care facilities. A simply stocked first aid kit can keep routine cuts, scrapes and headaches from ruining your trip. [...]
September is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start making those back to school lists! Most importantly – don’t forget to make sure your child is up-to-date on their vaccines. [...]
Bladder and urinary tract disorders in children are usually not at the top of most parents’ list of concerns when visiting the pediatrician. However, many families struggle with these issues on a regular basis. [...]
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.