If you suspect your child has strep throat, and you’re considering trying a home test kit, you may want to reconsider. Yes, these strep home test kits are modestly priced and convenient, but there are risks involved with attempting to test for strep at home. The test checks for group A streptococcal infection in the … Read More
We can all admit that eating around the holidays is hard. Even as a registered dietitian, I want to choose every deliciously decadent item I can get my hands on. And to be honest: I do — to some extent. But overall, it’s important to keep your eyes on the prize during the holiday season, and the ultimate prize is your health.
A recent study suggests movies and TV do influence how our children react to the presence of a real firearm.
Even if you don’t see symptoms, your young child may have a vision problem. Early detection is the key. Find out when to start scheduling eye exams for your child.
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Although learning your son has cancer is profoundly frightening, there’s reason to be optimistic with this diagnosis: When testicular cancer is discovered early, it is nearly 100 percent curable.
Many parents spend countless hours reading bedtime stories to their babies. Some even read to their swelling bellies during pregnancy. You might wonder if there is any benefit. A new study sheds some light.
Do you get frustrated when your kids talk back or flat-out refuse to do what you ask? These dos and don’ts for discipline from a pediatrician may help.
If your child needs surgery, you may be worried about anesthesia. You’re not alone. Find out what you need to know about managing the risks (and when to consider delaying surgery).
No one wants to think about it, but emergencies happen. If your child has autism and you ever need to call for an ambulance him or her, this article offers practical tips to help you advocate for your child.
When your child is feverish and nauseous with a stomachache, it’s often just a 24-hour bug. However, pancreatitis – an inflammation of the pancreas – also has symptoms that are quite similar to a stomach virus.