Medication & Vitamins

With so many different over-the-counter medicines, it's hard to know which one is best and what to take when you're sick. After all, illnesses vary. Learn the safe and correct ways to give your kids medicine, understand when antibiotics make sense, and more.

Why You Should Think Twice About Giving Your Kids Gummy Vitamins

The sweet, chewy supplements are popular with kids (and grown-ups!). But parents should be aware of these potential pitfalls.

All About Antibiotics

The dos and don'ts of giving this medication to your sick baby.

8 Medication Mistakes Parents Make

These errors are all too easy for even the most vigilant moms to commit. How many do you recognize?

Is MiraLax the Cause of 'Horrifying' Changes Parents Are Seeing in Their Kids?

Parents have reported being "horrified" by the changes they've seen in their kids after taking the popular laxative. Here's what the experts say.

Meds School for Parents

Giving kids medication can be confusing. Consider this your crash course.

Acetaminophen Dosage Chart

Acetaminophen can help soothe your child's fever and relieve pain. Use our age-by-age guide to find out how much medicine is safe for your baby or kid.

Tips For Ear Infections

Although most young kids get at least one ear infection -- usually during cold and flu season -- there are proven ways that you can protect your child.

Ibuprofen Dosage Chart

Ibuprofen can help soothe your child's fever and relieve pain. Use our age-by-age guide to find out how much medicine is safe for your baby or kid.

Antibiotics and Pregnancy

Having a healthy pregnancy involves a lot of do's and don'ts. Do antibiotics belong on the latter list?

Smart Medicine: Preventing Overuse of Antibiotics

Overuse of antibiotics has led to a new breed of superbugs -- and made a lot of childhood illnesses increasingly tough to treat. Learn how to protect your family.

The Best Natural Remedies for Kids

We've uncovered the natural remedies for kids that really work--and the ones you should never try.

Getting Kids to Take Medicine

You may not be able to turn yucks into yums, but with a little creativity, you can get kids to take their medicine.

9 Clever Ways to Help the Medicine Go Down

Make stay-at-home sick days with your children less stressful! When you've got a sick kiddie at home, use these tips to make taking medicine a little bit easier.

How to Give Your Baby Medication

When your baby gets sick, follow these steps to help her feel better.

Kids & Vitamins

New supplements are more kid-friendly, but does your child really need one?

Your Family's Medicine Cabinet Checklist

When sickness strikes, be prepared with these essential items.

FDA Says Kids and Nursing Moms Shouldn't Take Meds with Codeine or Tramadol

These medicines carry serious risks, including slowed or difficult breathing and death, which appear to be a greater risk in children younger than 12.

Meals that Heal: What To Feed Your Sick Child

Though your child may not have much of an appetite when he's sick, try to get him to eat. These comfort foods can help.

Prescription for Trouble: Why Too Many Antibiotics Aren't Good for Kids

Overuse of antibiotics like these has led to a new breed of superbugs -- and made a lot of childhood illnesses increasingly tough to treat. Learn how to protect your family.

15 Percent of Parents Admit to Giving Kids Adult Allergy Meds

According to a new poll, about 15 percent of parents have given their child an adult dose of allergy medication. Here's why that's not a good idea.

Techniques for Administering Medicine

Get some helpful tips on making that medicine go down.

Vitamin D May Be the Key to Fewer Colds

Could a simple vitamin (and no, not vitamin C!) be the key to cutting down on the seemingly never-ending colds and infections that are highjacking our households this winter?

5 Medication Mistakes Parents Make

Are you making these common errors when it comes to dosing your kids?

Could the Chemicals in Your Child's Lice Treatment Cause Her to Act Out?

Certain insecticides may be linked to behavioral difficulties in young kids, according to new research.

Meds and Breastfeeding

Sneezing? Take a decongestant. Headache? Pop a pain reliever. Ear infection? Maybe an antibiotic is in order. But when a woman is nursing, the should-I-medicate questions are tougher. Watch this before reaching for the medicine cabinet.

3 Myths About Pregnancy and Antidepressants

For some women, taking anti-depressants is actually what's best for their baby.

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