For Your Child
Monthly articles designed to help you acheive your best health ever.
Mar 24, 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.
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.
Aug 28, 2019 -
With these 6 homework-helping tips, you can learn how to support and encourage your child, while also giving him or her the needed space to complete homework on their own.
Jul 30, 2019 -
Only 5% of U.S. teens are getting enough sleep and exercise, according to a recent study. Here's how you can help your teen.
Jun 24, 2019 -
In addition to buying school supplies and digging out backpacks, it’s important to focus on a few health-related “to-dos” as your kids head back to school.