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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.

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My Son Was Born With ‘Bubble Boy’ Disease—But A Gene Therapy Trial Saved His Life

I wish more than anything that my son Everett had not been born with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). But I know he is actually one of the lucky unlucky ones.
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Mom Speaks Out After Her Baby Almost Dies of Herpes from a Stranger Kissing Her on the Lips

A 22-year-old first-time mom got the shock of a lifetime when her daughter start screaming inexplicably when she put her in the bath this past December.
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PANS: When a Common Infection Causes a Psychiatric Disorder in Your Child

In some children, infections like strep, chicken pox, Lyme disease, or pneumonia may trigger a rare and potentially chronic condition that alters not just their body, but their mind. Here's everything you need to know about PANS and PANDAS.
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These Heroes Are Making a Huge Difference for Children With Mental Health Disorders

Get inspired and vote for the person you think is doing the most to support kids with mental health and learning disorders in the Child Mind Institute's Change Maker Awards.
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Doctors Are Close to a C.Diff Cure as They Work to Boost Kids' Digestive Health

The bacteria roiling in your child’s gut are driving her immune system—and every day, scientists are figuring out more (and miraculous) ways to grab the controls to cure sick kids.
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More Other Health Issues

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. 
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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.
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4 Ways to Grow a Healthy Gut

Early childhood is prime time for establishing a healthy microbiome. The more good critters that move in now, the more likely they’ll crowd out or compete with bad bacteria your kid will encounter down the road. Start by making some adjustments to the food you serve. Gail Cresci, Ph.D., R.D., of the Cleveland Clinic, shares four ways to keep your little one’s gut well fed.