Medication

When it comes to giving your kids medicine, learn what to stock in your medicine cabinet and medicine safety procedures.

Is MiraLax the Cause of 'Horrifying' Changes Parents Are Seeing in Their Kids?

Parents have reported being "horrified" by the changes they've seen in their kids after taking the popular laxative. Here's what the experts say.

Acetaminophen Dosage Chart

Acetaminophen can help soothe your child's fever and relieve pain. Use our age-by-age guide to find out how much medicine is safe for your baby or kid.

8 Medication Mistakes Parents Make

These errors are all too easy for even the most vigilant moms to commit. How many do you recognize?

Ibuprofen Dosage Chart

Ibuprofen can help soothe your child's fever and relieve pain. Use our age-by-age guide to find out how much medicine is safe for your baby or kid.

Getting Kids to Take Medicine

You may not be able to turn yucks into yums, but with a little creativity, you can get kids to take their medicine.

All About Antibiotics

The dos and don'ts of giving this medication to your sick baby.

The Best Natural Remedies for Kids

We've uncovered the natural remedies for kids that really work -- and the ones you should never try.

Meds School for Parents

Giving kids medication can be confusing. Consider this your crash course.

Your Family's Medicine Cabinet Checklist

When sickness strikes, be prepared with these essential items.

FDA Says Kids and Nursing Moms Shouldn't Take Meds with Codeine or Tramadol

These medicines carry serious risks, including slowed or difficult breathing and death, which appear to be a greater risk in children younger than 12.

Meals that Heal: What To Feed Your Sick Child

Though your child may not have much of an appetite when he's sick, try to get him to eat. These comfort foods can help.

9 Clever Ways to Help the Medicine Go Down

Make stay-at-home sick days with your children less stressful! When you've got a sick kiddie at home, use these tips to make taking medicine a little bit easier.

Meds and Breastfeeding

Sneezing? Take a decongestant. Headache? Pop a pain reliever. Ear infection? Maybe an antibiotic is in order. But when a woman is nursing, the should-I-medicate questions are tougher. Watch this before reaching for the medicine cabinet.

Prescription for Trouble: Why Too Many Antibiotics Aren't Good for Kids

Overuse of antibiotics like these has led to a new breed of superbugs -- and made a lot of childhood illnesses increasingly tough to treat. Learn how to protect your family.

Techniques for Administering Medicine

Get some helpful tips on making that medicine go down.

5 Medication Mistakes Parents Make

Are you making these common errors when it comes to dosing your kids?

Could the Chemicals in Your Child's Lice Treatment Cause Her to Act Out?

Certain insecticides may be linked to behavioral difficulties in young kids, according to new research.

3 Myths About Pregnancy and Antidepressants

For some women, taking anti-depressants is actually what's best for their baby.

Smart Medicine: Preventing Overuse of Antibiotics

Overuse of antibiotics has led to a new breed of superbugs -- and made a lot of childhood illnesses increasingly tough to treat. Learn how to protect your family.

20 Tips on Administering Medicine

There's more than one way for kids to take medicine. Here are some of them.

Over-the-Counter Medication Guide

Don't give your child the wrong dose of a common medicine -- or the wrong remedy altogether. Our guide will help you treat his next fever or cold safely.

The Scoop on Antibiotics

How to use antibiotics safely and effectively.

Reducing Home Allergens May Replace Asthma Meds, Which Many Kids Are Misusing

Two new studies look at the causes of asthma, and how to reduce the need for medication, which many kids may be misusing anyway!