Emergency Aid

Injuries happen, and as a parent you need to be prepared to deal with the unexpected. Learn what to do in an emergency, how to use a first aid kit, how to administer CPR, and more.

12 Kids' Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

The wait-and-see approach is fine for some kids' health problems. But not these.

Preventing Sports-Related Eye Injuries

Don't let an eye injury sideline your child.

Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries

Ward off those sprains, strains, scrapes, and breaks.

10 Harmful Chemicals to Avoid

Here's a look at some of the most dangerous chemicals lurking in your home -- and how you can reduce your child's exposure to them.

Warning: Essential Oils Are Poisoning More and More Kids

Don't assume just because essential oils are naturally derived they can't cause your child serious harm.

Fast First Aid Tips for 6 Common Accidents

From the moment your child takes his first steps, he's bound to have some tumbles. While you can't always prevent your natural-born daredevil from getting hurt, there's plenty you can do to make him feel better. We asked top doctors to share the best methods for patching up wounds, stocking a first-aid kit, and calming little patients -- so you can fix any boo-boo fast!

10 Reasons to Call the Doctor Now

Is your child sick enough for a late-night call to the pediatrician? If you're really worried about your child, it's always better to call -- pediatricians expect to be awakened in the middle of the night. In fact, doctors say that many parents don't recognize some of the most serious medical situations. Here are the top 10 symptoms pediatricians want you to call about right away.

Keeping Kids Safe from Burns

Every day, more than 300 children are treated in emergency rooms for burn-related injuries. Take these burn safety precautions to protect your child.

Making Sense of Scary Symptoms

We often lose more sleep over our kids' coughs than they do. They sometimes snooze through all that hacking while we lay awake listening. In truth, breathing problems would be tough to miss. Use this guide to sort out worrisome signs.

Does My Child Have a Concussion?

Details on what a concussion is, what the symptoms are, and when you should call a doctor.

11 Concussion Myths That Could Hurt Your Child

When it comes to this increasingly common head injury, misinformation and old wives' tales about concussions abound. Here's what you should -- and shouldn't -- believe, so you'll be prepared if your child gets a knock on the head.

First Aid for Drowning

Learn the emergency steps that could save your child's life

What to Know About Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning is a danger that's overlooked by parents and pediatricians alike, and it's continuing to silently endanger our children. Learn about the effects and the sources of lead poisoning.

How to Perform CPR

All parents should take a CPR course to be fully prepared for emergencies. Always call 911. If your child is not breathing but still has a pulse, you'll need to perform rescue breathing. If there's no breathing and no pulse, you should perform full CPR until help arrives.

Alarming New Study Finds Opioid Exposure on the Rise Among Young Kids

New research highlights the crucial importance of keeping prescription narcotics away from kids.

It Worked For Me: Safety Solutions

From the house to your car, there are so many safety hazards for your kids to avoid. Make life easier with these helpful solutions from readers.

Activity Seat Safety

Using an activity seat safely.

How to Perform the "Mother's Kiss"

If your child has a small object stuck up his nose, try this technique to get it out as quickly and painlessly as possible.

CPR Parties Teach Parents Life-Saving Skills in the Comfort of Their Own Homes

You're going to want to host a CPR Party after learning about this super-simple yet revolutionary concept.

Healing Kids' Cuts

A kiss and cute bandage are often all you need to take care of a boo-boo, but sometimes it takes a little more know-how to help wounds heal.

20 Things to Know Before Taking Your Child to the ER

Not only do you have a sick or injured child who's scared -- but you're probably freaking out yourself. Here are 20 ways to take control, stay calm, and get topnotch care.

Concussion Doc: Don't Let Your Kids Play Football

Dr. Bennet Omalu says parents shouldn't let kids under the age of 18 play football.

The New Concussion Rules

Expert tips on what you should know about concussions

Must-Know Health Numbers

You can count on it! These 11 numbers will help you keep your family healthy and safe.

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