Health

Get resources and info for raising a healthy toddler. We have everything you need from attention deficeit 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.

"My Stomach Hurts": Common Causes and Cures for Tummy Trouble

Although you can usually tell if your child's caught a stomach bug -- she'll have vomiting or diarrhea that lasts 24 to 48 hours -- you should know these other common causes of tummy trouble, and how you can help her feel better.

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.

"I Don't Know Why But I Think She Has Cancer."

Lauren Hammersley knew her daughter was gravely ill before her doctors did. In honor of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, she shares the terrifying battle that continues to this day.

Should You Take Baby to the Hospital?

How to determine if you have an emergency on your hands.

What to Expect at the 1-Year Well Visit

We've put together a cheat sheet to help you prepare for your child's 1-year well checkup -- from what vaccines she'll get to which questions you should be sure to ask.

Early Signs of Autism

This video from the Kennedy Krieger Institute, in Baltimore, features three children who show early signs of autism spectrum disorder playing with toys and interacting and communicating with others. It compares the footage on each of these children to that of typical children in the same situations. aIt helps parents to articulate to their pediatrician any behaviors that concern them,ay says Rebecca Landa, Ph.D., director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders.

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.

7 Tips to Help Kids Overcome Fear of Needle Shots

Is your child scared of getting shots? Reduce your toddler's anxiety before your next visit to the doctor's office.

7 Home Remedies for Tummy Aches

Your little one has a stomach ache? Try one of these natural home remedies to tame his tummy trouble.

Guide for Fever Diagnosis and Treatment

A simple plan to treat your feverish child -- with advice on when to call the doctor.

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.

Is My Kid Contagious?

Wondering whether you need to quarantine your child when she has a cold, an ear infection, pinkeye, or another common childhood illness? Read on to find out what precautions you should take and how long these conditions are contagious -- if at all.

The Itch Factor

Children with eczema struggle every day with painfully irritated skin -- but the right drugs can give many kids real relief.

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.

Why One Expert Argues Potty-Training Deadlines Are Harmful for Kids

The New Jersey Attorney General's office has filed a discrimination suit against a preschool for allegedly expelling a girl with Down syndrome for failing to toilet train. Here's why one expert argues that potty-training deadlines are a bad idea for any child.

Teething: When Does It Start? -- And End?!

Teething starts around 4-6 months but your toddler won't have a full set of teeth until around age 3.

What Doctors Wish Parents of Toddlers Knew

This time in your child's life can be stressful -- for the both of you! We asked pediatricians from around the country to share their best tips for parenting toddlers. Here's what they want you to know.

6 Ways to Cavity-Proof Your Kids' Teeth

Even before Baby starts teething, you can help cavity-proof her mouth. These six tips will help protect that sweet smile.

Top Toddler Health Concerns

From potty-training and playdates to toddler teeth and watching TV, we asked some of the nation's leading pediatricians to address some of your biggest worries.

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