For Your Child
Monthly articles designed to help you acheive your best health ever.
Dec 29, 2020 -
Between therapy, school, and doctor’s visits, families of children with special needs already juggle a lot. Now, there’s an added twist: Many children ages 2 and older must wear cloth face coverings in public.
Nov 19, 2020 -
Taking your baby to see a doctor is important when your little one is sick. But going to regular well-child visits can be just as important.
Oct 26, 2020 -
Oozing sores, speckled bumps, and itchy groins might not come up in conversation with other parents. But annoying and embarrassing skin conditions affect many children. It’s time to break the silence about three icky problems and how to solve them.
Sep 22, 2020 -
There are no ifs, ands, or nuts about it: The number of peanut allergy cases is rising. In fact, current estimates show that nearly 2.5% of U.S. children may be allergic to peanuts. As a parent, it pays to be prepared—here’s what you should know, and how a new treatment can help.
Aug 24, 2020 -
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often learn, interact, and behave differently than most. At times, these unique traits can pose challenges in daily life.
Jul 29, 2020 -
The health effects of childhood obesity stretch years beyond the playground. That’s why it’s so important to catch weight problems early before they become a lifelong issue.
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.