Heavy backpacks can cause back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as posture problems.
When teens skimp on sleep and spend too much time sedentary, it can affect their overall health, their behavior, and even how well they do in school.
You can take your child at a younger age, but experts recommend taking him or her by about 12 months at the latest. The dentist can provide or recommend preventative information regarding baby bottle tooth decay, infant feeding practices, mouth cleaning, teething, pacifier habits and finger-sucking habits.
With childhood obesity on the rise, should parents worry about the weight of their babies?
Frequent absenteeism puts kids at risk for poor grades, dropping out of school, and unhealthy behaviors as teens and young adults—such as smoking and not exercising—that could put their health on the line down the road.
Do you want to gain better control over your asthma? Put it in writing!
You can help keep your children safe by following these precautions.
Quality time should be woven into our lives. As our children get older and slip away, we need to stop worrying about the extraordinary and think more about the ordinary."
Children's mental health is as important as their physical health. Read on for helpful answers to common questions that can help you protect your child's mental health.
Putting babies to sleep on their backs has dramatically reduced the incidence of SIDS. One unexpected side effect: Many infants now have a flattened head.
Here's how to make your own baby food at home.
Even the best-prepared parents may be surprised by a few things that are quite normal in newborns.
Binge drinkers are most likely found on college campuses, where many students consider a big game or fraternity party an excuse to drink all weekend.
Bullying can happen in school, on the playground - and now even on the Internet through social networking sites. Here are some warning signs to watch for, and information on how to help your child.
Most youngsters learn the basics of pedaling, steering and braking on a tricycle or big wheel" cycle
No snow? No problem. You can still build a wintry friend using a leftover cardboard tube from toilet paper or paper towels.
A good guideline to follow is that a medical emergency is any time your child has an injury or illness you believe threatens his or her health or may cause permanent harm.
Any blow to the head can cause a concussion. Some of the symptoms may fade quickly, but others can linger. Your child may have trouble sleeping or thinking.
DXM is a common ingredient in many cough and cold remedies. It's also become a popular substance to abuse by teens searching for a cheap, easy high. Here's what you should know.
Top off your Halloween costume or freshen up your play wardrobe with a princess hat that’s one of a kind, just like you!
Give a gift from the heart this Valentine’s Day. Make this card for someone you love. It’s a butterfly made of hearts!
Disposable diapers make up more than 1.5 percent 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?
For years, routine hearing tests took place only when children entered school. But hearing loss can cause serious problems much earlier.
Sports is one of the leading causes of school-age children's eye injuries, but most of those injuries are preventable.
The sports that cause the most injuries are basketball, baseball, pool sports, and racket sports. But any sport that involves something that is fired or thrown can be hazardous to the eyes.
There are many fun, low-cost activities to help families make memories and enjoy each other's company on a budget.
Teen girls who are athletes face unique obstacles when it comes to their bodies and how well they perform.
If you're a single parent, you may feel overwhelmed by everything you have to do each day. Here are some ideas on finding support.
Finding good daycare for your child doesn't have to be difficult, if you follow this advice.
Drug addiction and alcohol addiction are chronic diseases that can be treated as successfully as many other chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, asthma, and diabetes.