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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.
7 Ways to Boost Your Child's Immunity
Colds and flu are a fact of life for kids, but there are smart steps you can take to help reduce their number of sick days.
Must-Know Germ Fighters
Our experts share their top tips for protecting your little one from bad bugs.
5 Ways to Boost Your Kid's Gut Health
If you want to set him up for a lifetime of good health, it’s essential to bolster the bacteria in his belly. As a microbiologist and a mom, I’ve got five science-based strategies for doing just that.
Wordle Is My Latest Pandemic Distraction
The five-letter puzzle game, Wordle, is the latest pandemic obsession and welcome distraction from all of the things.
Breaking the Generational Curse of the Strong Black Woman
Black women have long carried the torch of being strong and proudly so, often to the detriment of our own well-being. As mothers, many are re-envisioning the strong Black woman role as a healthy one.
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Black Millennial Parents Are Leaving a Legacy of Generational Health
Generational trauma is an unwanted inheritance. Black Millennial parents, however, are determined to end the cycle and usher in a new era of parenting marked by personal growth and generational healing.
A Parent's Guide to COVID-19 Variants
From Omicron to Delta to Mu, learn about the COVID-19 variants being tracked by the CDC. We break down symptoms, transmissibility, vaccine effectiveness, and more.
More Kids Are Being Hospitalized With COVID-19—But Experts Say Parents Shouldn't Worry Too Much

Pediatric hospitalizations are breaking pandemic records thanks to the highly transmissible Omicron variant, but experts say the alarming trend simply reflects the latest surge in cases. Here's what parents need to know.