Other Health Issues

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

Mold: The Hidden Allergy Problem

Going outside at this time of year can make kids sneeze or wheeze, but as one mom learned, what's inside your home might actually be causing the symptoms.

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.

PANDAS: A Scary and Controversial Disorder

Could a sudden, severe change in a child's behavior be brought on by something as common as strep throat? Many experts -- and distraught parents -- say yes. We dig deeper to find out what's going on, and which children are at risk.

Headache Cures for Kids

Lots of young children -- and even babies -- are prone to headaches. Make the pain go away with this sensible advice.

Mono Signs and Symptoms

Mononucleosis, commonly called the kissing disease, is usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Learn what causes mono, and how to prevent it.

An Illness Even M.D.s Can Miss: Appendicitis in Children

Parents -- and physicians -- often mistake appendicitis for a bad stomachache. Would you be able to spot it in your child?

Appendicitis Symptoms and Treatment

Signs of appendicitis usually start with slight fever and pain near the belly button. Learn what causes appendicitis to spot symptoms in time.

Dr. Alan Greene on Treating Poison Oak, Ivy, or Sumac

Treatments for common and severe poison plant rashes.

How Much Do You Really Need to Know About Your Kids' Poop?

Quite a lot, as it turns out. Here's what's healthy, and what might mean your kid is constipated.

Cucumbers, Food Poisoning & What You Need To Know

Salmonella is a scary and common source of food poisoning. Here's how to avoid it.

One Family's Experience with Childhood Cancer

Dan and Andrea Gorsegner were stunned to learn that their 2 1/2-year-old daughter Natalie had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Andrea offers a small glimpse into their journey as a family, from cancer diagnosis to the maintenance stage of her treatment.

Life with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy can cause many limitations in a child with the disorder, but one mom isn't letting that stop her son from living a happy life. Communication and mobility problems cannot stop a child's determination.

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.

Dr. Alan Greene on Canker Sores

What can I do to prevent them and help them heal quickly?

The Five-Year Checkup

With more tests than usual and an armful of shots, this visit to the pediatrician may be the toughest yet. Here are 10 tips to help it go smoothly.

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.

A New Study Links Screen Time With Diabetes

Time to unplug! A new study says three hours of screen time a day may boost diabetes risk in kids. Here's what you can do about it.

Dr. Alan Greene on Ringworm

How is ringworm spread and treated?

4 Myths About Kids and Constipation

Think you understand constipation--and how to fix it--when it comes to your kids? You may be surprised.

How Young Is Too Young to Specialize in One Sport?

Kids who focus on one sport too early are more likely to get hurt or quit, according to a new AAP report.

Cerebral Palsy: Challenges and Triumphs

A child with cerebral palsy may not be able to play like other children or may even be nonverbal, but that doesn't affect her laughter or desire to explore. While life with the disorder may be different and at times hard, it is not stopping the members of one family from loving and supporting each other.

Could Your Child Have a Hearing Problem?

The earlier you identify and address a child's hearing loss, the less serious its impact will be.

What's a Perforated Eardrum?

A tear in this membrane between the outer and middle ear usually heals on its own within a few days. This is what you need to know in the meantime.

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.

Parry-Romberg Syndrome: The Face of Courage

Ten-year-old Kelley Sperry tries to ignore the kids who tease her -- and bravely waits for the disease that is gradually destroying her face to go away.

Signs of Child Abuse (and How to Stop It)

Child abuse is a taboo topic. It's hard to know where to turn for help, whether you suspect a child is being physically abused, or your own parenting skills have been tested. We have guidance.