If your child has epilepsy, it’s best to communicate with teachers and other caregivers to ensure she gets the best care — at home or at school. Get more tips on empowering others to help.
It can be hard to tell if a head injury is serious. If you suspect your child has a concussion, find out what to do. There are 10 red-flag symptoms that should prompt immediate medical attention.
From juice and fruit punch to flavored milk and soda, your child’s favorite sugary drink can lead to a multitude of not-so-sweet health problems, including tooth decay, obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
New research published earlier this year may provide an answer to preventing the development of peanut allergies in children. Although it may sound terrifying to some parents, it starts with introducing infants to the legumes early and often.
Our email and Facebook can wait — especially if it means setting a good example for our children and protecting their health. Increased screen time is associated with higher rates of childhood obesity, behavior problems, ADHD, poor sleep quality, poor physical activity and poor school performance.
Mention the word “bedtime” in the summer and you’re sure to get groans from kids of any age. That’s especially true of teenagers who have spent the summer staying out late and sleeping until noon. Find four tips to help kids adjust to a new sleep schedule so they can perform their best in school.
You can give kids a strong start to their day with a simple, nutritious breakfast — and the rewards are great. A healthy first meal gives kids energy and balanced nutrition. Research shows that eating a good breakfast may help with thinking, memory, academic performance, attendance and mood.
To ease your fears and set your child up for success, take action. Start with a few simple tips to build two-way communication with the people who work with your child, from teachers to counselors.
Do you think your child could have a curve in his or her spine? Scoliosis, the medical term for an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine, is most common in children between the ages of 10 and 16. But it can also occur in younger children or adults. “When scoliosis curves, it rotates the ribs, so if … Read More
Sick kids often will pass on taking pills and liquid medicine, even if they know it will make them feel better. Here is expert advice from Deb Lonzer, MD on helping your child to take medicine.