Other Health Issues

Are you not quite sure what's wrong with your kid? We have all the info you need about diet and fitness, disease and infection, and more. The path to a healthy happy kid starts here.

The Facts of Lice

Every year, more than 6 million children are infected with these harmless yet pesky parasites. We've pulled together expert answers to your top questions on everything from prevention to treatment.

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.

Dad's Post-Kid-Puking Texts to Mom Are So Awful They're Funny

After his toddler puked in the back seat, this dad detailed losing his lunch and a run-in with the cops in hilarious texts to his wife.

What to Do About Recurring Illnesses

Why your child may be prone to repeat bouts of colds, ear infections, strep throat, pneumonia, or other ailments -- and what you can do to help.

These Shocking Photos Show Just How Horrible Meningitis Can Be

These images are difficult to see. Still, every parent should understand how serious bacterial meningitis truly is.

When Children Feel Too Much -- or Too Little

Sensory integration dysfunction is on the rise, but new research offers hope for kids who suffer from it.

Raising a Son with a Special Heart: An Interview with Bret Baier

Bret Baier's life as a father changed when his first son, Paul, was born with five congenital heart defects a few years ago. The Fox News anchor of Special Report with Bret Baier talks to Parents.com to promote awareness of a common (but rarely detected) birth defect and how he balances parenthood with raising a toddler who has congenital heart disease.

This Video of a 4-Month-Old Baby With Whooping Cough Will Break Your Heart

The mother who posted this video is pleading with other parents to vaccinate their children.

A Day in the Life of Liam: Pediatric Cancer Patient

Follow Liam Witt through a day of tears, treatments, and playing with trains while battling neuroblastoma, a rare cancer of the nervous system.

Help Kids Start Healthy Hygiene Habits

Help your take-charge preschooler adopt these healthy hygiene habits.

Q+A: How Can I Treat My Kid's Diarrhea?

Find out what your kid should eat, take, and avoid to feel better.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Pietro's Fight

One family continues to fight for their son who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at 3 years old. Pietro's Fight is an organization raising awareness and funding for research about the progressive genetic disorder.

Our Sons Have Hemophilia

When you have a toddler with this blood disease, even a minor bump can mean a trip to the hospital. But these twin sisters are determined to make sure their kids lead normal lives.

Talking with Kids About Their Disability

What to say when your child asks, "Why am I different?"

Raising Kids with Special Needs

Q & A with Denise Brodey, author of The Elephant in the Playroom, about raising kids who have special needs.

Could a Younger Sibling Make Your Child Skinnier?

The birth of a sibling by first grade appears to lower a child's risk of obesity, according to a new study.

One-Third of Those Who Die from Foodborne Diseases Are Kids Under 5

Children younger than 5 account for 30 percent of deaths from foodborne illness, according to a new study.

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.