Health

Get resources and information for raising a healthy kid. We have everything you need from attention deficit disorder to allergies, ear infections to eczema and everything in between. Plus: Not sure what's wrong? Check out our guide to other health issues you should know.

Is Putting Vick's VapoRub On Your Kids' Feet a Safe, Effective Cough Cure?

Is rubbing Vick's VapoRub on the bottom of your child's feet to stop a cough a safe (clever!) DIY cure? An expert weighs in.

How to Get Through Cold and Flu Season Without Getting Sick

Baby, it's cold season--and believe it or not, your kids could slide through it with nary a stuffed nose or sore throat. Just take a few simple steps, starting today.

Helping a Child With ADHD Succeed in School

Your kid may have trouble sitting still in the classroom or focusing on assignments, he can still reach academic success following these guidelines.

Why and How to Teach Your Kids Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness can help kids learn to focus, manage stress, regulate emotions, and develop a positive outlook. Here's how to teach them the skill.

What Nits and Lice Look Like

It's easier to get rid of these parasites when you know what you're looking for.

Why Your Kids' Thumb Sucking and Nail Biting May Actually Be Good for Them

Have a kiddo who sucks his thumb, or one who bites her nails? Here's why that may not be a bad thing.

Research Sheds New Light on How Football and Soccer Can Change Our Kids' Brains

We already know how dangerous concussions are. But what about all the other head impacts our kids sustain while playing sports?

11 Smart Ways to Prevent Allergies

Spring has sprung and you're tempted to fling open the windows and...ah-choo! No, you shouldn't have to put on a face mask this time of the year. These simple strategies will help keep stuffiness and sneezing at bay--inside and out.

5 Ways to End Your Sick Kid's Misery

Kids under 6 years old shouldn't take over-the-counter medicine, but we've got a list of other remedies to try when your kid is feeling awful.

How to Identify and Treat Lice

Know how to properly check and treat your child for head lice. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

Constipation in Kids: Signs and Treatments

If your child's not pooping, here's what you should know. Constipation is a common reason for children's stomachaches. Watch for these signs that your child might be constipated.

An Illness Even M.D.s Can Miss: Appendicitis in Children

Parents -- and physicians -- often mistake appendicitis for a bad stomachache. Would you be able to spot it in your child?

When Your Child Is Skinny

At a time when one in three kids weighs too much, an inability to pack on pounds might seem like a minor issue. But some slender children have health concerns of their own.

Best Ways to Fight Lice

You've discovered the little bugs in your child's hair. Now what?

PANDAS: A Scary and Controversial Disorder

Could a sudden, severe change in a child's behavior be brought on by something as common as strep throat? Many experts -- and distraught parents -- say yes. We dig deeper to find out what's going on, and which children are at risk.

6 Gross (but Common!) Conditions Parents Don't Talk About

Get to know six contagious conditions that lots of kids have but few parents talk about.

Lice-Removal Tips: Secrets of a Nitpicker

Try these surefire techniques from a school nurse who has seen it all (and then combed it away).

Headache Cures for Kids

Lots of young children -- and even babies -- are prone to headaches. Make the pain go away with this sensible advice.

Mono Signs and Symptoms

Mononucleosis, commonly called the kissing disease, is usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Learn what causes mono, and how to prevent it.

4 Myths About Kids and Constipation

Think you understand constipation--and how to fix it--when it comes to your kids? You may be surprised.

Children with Autism: The Parents Perspective

Parents talk about the struggles and triumphs of raising children with Autism. Families work every day to overcome challenges such as communication problems, sensory issues, temper tantrums, and societys pressure on Autism children. Video courtesy of interactingwithautism.com

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