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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.
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Why I'm Not Worried My Son Gave Up His Favorite Activity Because of COVID

My son's karate dreams were cut short during the pandemic. Now, he doesn't show any interest in getting back into his once favorite activity. Experts say that's totally OK, but offer advice on what parents in my situation should do.

The Biggest Barriers to COVID-19 Vaccination—and How to Break Them Down

No child care, no transportation, no tech-savvy, no trust: Parents of color and older adults are still facing obstacles when it comes to getting vaccinated. So how do we fix a broken system and get to that coveted herd immunity?