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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.

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.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Kids' Seasonal Allergies

As a doctor and a dad who suffered myself as a kid, I've uncovered info that'll finally ease seasonal allergy symptoms.

This Mom's Powerful Post About Body Image Will Shake You to the Core

This popular mom blogger's post about her eating disorder past, and her hopes for her daughters' futures, goes way deep.

Under-Eye Circles

If your child has dark circles under his eyes, it doesn't necessarily mean he's sleep-deprived. The most common cause for this is nasal congestion.

Seasonal Allergy Action Plan

Figuring out whether sniffles and coughs are due to a cold or allergies can be a challenge, even for doctors. This is what you need to know -- and how to help your child get through the season.

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.

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

What Nits and Lice Look Like

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

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?

Tips for Teaching Kids with Autism to Swim and How to Find Lessons Near You

Autistic kids can benefit tremendously from swimming lessons. Here, some practical tips on how to teach them to swim.

Dr. Alan Greene on Treating Poison Oak, Ivy, or Sumac

Treatments for common and severe poison plant rashes.

Best Ways to Fight Lice

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

Age When Girls First Feel Ashamed of Their Bodies Is Shocking

The average age at which girls first remember feeling self-conscious about their bodies is getting increasingly younger, a new survey shows.

Headache Cures for Kids

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

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).

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.

What Happens When Kids With Sensory Processing Disorder Grow Up?

A new book focuses on how "out of sync" teens and young adults--and their caregivers--can cope with Sensory Processing Disorder.

Understanding Treatment Plans for ADHD

Dr. Harold Koplewicz, President of the Child Mind Institute, and Diane Debrover, Deputy Editor of Parents, discuss concerns about medicating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Back to School: Handling Worries

Heading back to school? Follow these four tips to help your child cope with school anxiety.

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