For Your Child
Monthly articles designed to help you acheive your best health ever.
Jun 25, 2020 -
Researchers found that girls tend to delay seeking specialty medical care for concussions, which may contribute to their slower recovery.
May 28, 2020 -
You’ve probably heard about the health risks of secondhand smoke. Now there’s growing evidence that being around vaping is also risky for kids.
May 13, 2020 -
Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be considered diabetes. We usually think of this as a problem for adults. But it’s a growing concern in teens as well. In the U.S., about one in five youth ages 12 to 18 now have prediabetes, a recent study in JAMA Pediatrics showed.
Apr 20, 2020 -
Coping with the COVID-19 outbreak is hard for children, too. And while they tend to have a stronger reaction to stress than adults, kids are less likely to express themselves with words. This means your child’s behavior is often the key to knowing how well he or she is adjusting. Signs of anxiety may be a clue that your child needs extra support.
Feb 27, 2020 -
One in five high school students—and one in 20 middle schoolers—say they’ve used e-cigarettes within the past month. Many believe these products are safer than regular cigarettes. But the latest evidence shows just how mistaken that belief is.
Feb 10, 2020 -
When you’re a parent, focusing on a healthy lifestyle doesn’t just benefit your own well-being. It also helps you take better care of family members and be a good role model for your child.
Dec 27, 2019 -
It’s normal for kids to find some school subjects harder than others. And it’s common for them to struggle a bit when learning something new. But if learning troubles become a lasting pattern, you might start to suspect a learning disability.
Nov 21, 2019 -
The American Academy of Pediatrics stresses that fever itself is usually not a problem. In fact, it can be helpful.
Oct 23, 2019 -
Most children have respiratory illnesses every now and then. But coughing and wheezing are symptoms of asthma in children.
Sep 27, 2019 -
Disposable diapers make up more than 1.5% of all the trash in this country. About 3.4 million tons of them end up in our landfills each year. So, are cloth diapers a better choice? It's up to you.