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Are ADHD Medications Safe for the Long Term?

Is your child taking medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or are you considering the option? Read on to learn more about ADHD, how medications to treat it work, and whether or not these drugs are safe.
Dec 8th, 2022

I'm Having Trouble Getting My Newborn to Latch

Many babies, and particularly newborns, can struggle with latching during breastfeeding. With some tips and the help of a lactation consultant, most new mothers can master breastfeeding.
Oct 11th, 2022

Are Any Vaccines Optional?

Does your child need every vaccine on the list of immunizations? Read on to find out if some vaccines are optional.
Sep 7th, 2022

Take These Steps If Your Child Gets Covid

Although Covid numbers have not reached their 2020 highs, the disease is still dangerous to all family members. Find out what to do if your child tests positive.
Aug 2nd, 2022

Could That Sore Throat be Strep?

While every case of strep throat involves throat soreness, not every sore throat is strep. Learn how to tell the difference with your child.
Jul 1st, 2022

Are My Child’s Immunizations Up-to-Date?

Immunizations help protect your child from a number of harmful diseases. With the help of a pediatrician, you can make sure your child stays on schedule. Read on to learn more.
Jun 1st, 2022

Is Chickenpox Dangerous?

Once very common, rates of chickenpox have plummeted since a vaccine for the infection was introduced. Although usually mild, chickenpox can have serious consequences for some. Read on to learn more.
Apr 1st, 2022

Deciphering Your Baby’s Apgar Score

An Apgar score is the first test your baby will undergo after it’s born. Learn more about how this newborn test can inform doctors about your baby’s health immediately after birth.
Feb 1st, 2022

What You Should Know About Tetanus

Tetanus is a serious disease that affects the nervous system. Learn how immunization can spare your child from the pain and side effects of exposure to tetanus-causing bacteria.
Jan 1st, 2022

My Child Has the Flu. What Should I Do?

If your child has the flu, you can make a difference in their recuperation by applying proper home care and contacting your physician as advised. Learn what to do when your child has the flu.
Dec 2nd, 2021

Lifestyle Changes for Children With Diabetes

A diabetes diagnosis can be daunting, especially if your child is the one affected. However, there are lifestyle changes you can help your child make so they can manage the disease.
Oct 3rd, 2021

How Do I Know if My Child Has ADHD?

ADHD is common among children. And childhood is a time when its symptoms are typically strongest and when most people are diagnosed. Learn more about this condition and its common indicators.
Sep 1st, 2021

What to Do When Your Child is Vomiting

No one wants to watch a family member go through an illness that causes vomiting, and it can be especially hard for parents to see their children sick. Here’s what to do when your child is throwing up.
Jul 1st, 2021

Creative Ways to Get Your Family Moving

June 12 marks the National Recreation and Park Association’s annual Family Health and Fitness Day. Learn more on how you can be active with your family.
Jun 14th, 2021

Myths and Facts About Whooping Cough

Whooping cough, which is a disease that was thought to have been nearly eradicated in the United States, has made a resurgence in the last 20 years. Read on to separate the myths from the facts about this disease.
May 4th, 2021

My Child is Terrified of Shots

Trypanophobia — the fear of needles — can make even the bravest adults feel a pit in their stomach. Here’s how you can help your child overcome their fear and anxiety about shots.
Apr 6th, 2021

How to Care for Your Child’s Croupy Cough

Croup — which is a viral condition that causes swelling in the region of the vocal cords — is typically all bark and no bite. Learn how to care for your child when they come down with this common infection.
Mar 11th, 2021

What Are Rapid COVID-19 Tests?

It can take several days to get results for standard COVID-19 tests. Because of this, rapid COVID-19 tests have grown in popularity. Read on to learn more.
Jan 6th, 2021

Three Types of ADHD

Do you think your child has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Read on to learn about the three types of ADHD, what to watch for, and when to bring your child to a doctor for testing.
Dec 3rd, 2020

Why Rest is so Important When Your Child has the Flu

If your child has the flu, there are things you can do to help them feel better faster. One of those things is making sure they get plenty of rest. Read on to learn why rest is so important if your child is recovering from the flu.
Nov 2nd, 2020

When to Schedule a Sick Visit for Your Child

If your child isn’t feeling well, you may wonder if it’s something that will go away on its own or if they need to see a doctor. Follow this advice to learn when it’s time to make an appointment.
Oct 4th, 2020

Does My Child Have Diabetes?

Diabetes is a common condition in both adults and children. It can be managed with lifestyle modifications and medication, but a diagnosis is the key to getting the right treatment. Here’s what to look for and when to take your child to the doctor.
Sep 6th, 2020

Recognizing the Signs of ADHD

If your child is young, it may be hard to tell if they have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Learn how to recognize the signs of this common disorder and when to seek medical treatment.
May 4th, 2020

5 Tips for Soothing a Crying Newborn

Soothing a newborn baby can be challenging and leave new parents frustrated. Read on to learn five tips on how you can calm your baby when they’re crying.
Apr 28th, 2020

Managing Your Child’s Allergies

Watery eyes, runny nose, itchy throat, nonstop sneezing — these can all be due to allergies. Fortunately, you can help save your child from these irritating symptoms by following a few simple steps. Read on to learn more.
Mar 2nd, 2020

Is Your Teen Getting Enough Sleep?

Many people think being irritable, aloof, and moody are just “teen things.” But, sometimes it’s more complicated than that. Many teens are sleep-deprived, which can lead to such behaviors.
Feb 1st, 2020

How to Tell if Your Child is Too Sick for School

Between fevers, colds, and bacterial infections, it may seem like kids are sick more often than not. As a parent, you must decide whether it’s safe and healthy for your child to attend school. Read on to learn how you can decide.
Jan 1st, 2020

5 Tips for Traveling With an Infant or Toddler

Traveling with babies and young children can be stressful, but your trips can go better if you’re prepared. Read on to learn five tips that can help you deal with the inevitable surprises.
Dec 1st, 2019

Most Common Health Issues for Infants

Whether you’re a first- or a fourth-time parent, it’s awful when your little one is under the weather. Learn what the most common infant health problems are, and more importantly, how you can treat them.
Nov 1st, 2019

What's a Well-Child Exam?

When you have kids, you want the best for them, especially when it comes to their overall health and wellness. Scheduling regular well-child exams can help make sure you’re on the right path to safeguarding them from illness and disease.
Oct 1st, 2019

Coping with Your Child's ADHD Diagnosis

ADHD isn’t a diagnosis parents want to hear, but clear answers can be helpful. Get insight and guidance from an expert, and learn how best to deal with your child’s ADHD.
Jun 12th, 2019