With most schools, libraries and activity centers closed to help contain the spread of coronavirus, many parents are asking if it’s safe to schedule a playdate for their kids. A pediatric specialist discusses.
With the disruption of COVID-19, some children might be feeling anxious or worried. It’s important for parents to have an open dialogue with their child about the virus and what it means to their family.
Parents often confuse lactose intolerance with milk allergy, and although the two have similar symptoms, they are very different conditions. Here’s how to tell if your child is lactose intolerant.
Most people diagnosed with celiac disease nowadays are adults, but children can and do get it. Children who do not achieve the growth expected for their age, or who have certain digestive symptoms, may be tested for it.
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Most often, common colds are caused by viruses, and the best thing to do is let the illness run its course. But if a fever gets especially high, bacteria might be to blame, and an antibiotic might be needed.
Sometimes autism symptoms don’t show up in girls the same way they do in boys. In some cases they are more severe; in others, they’re less obvious. A pediatric psychologist explains what autism research has uncovered in recent years.
Sometimes, your child’s abdominal pain is just a run-of-the-mill stomachache. But if it keeps coming back along with bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation, it could be irritable bowel syndrome.
Should you worry if your baby started out in the 90th percentile but as a toddler is barely in the 20th? Growth looks different for every kid. Here’s what to look for, including some possible reasons your child’s weight and height may differ from their peers.
The grocery store aisles are overrun with on-the-go, kid-friendly finger foods — and most are highly processed and full of preservatives. But there are healthy choices as well. Choose from our list of 20 unprocessed foods and feel good about what your kids put in their mouths.
A study shows that ads on TV and social media have an impact on a child’s food choices.