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About 60 percent of newborn babies develop jaundice, but managing it is important because it can cause long-term health problems in rare cases. Here’s what you should know about this common and usually mild condition.
While giving your child fruit juice may seem like a good idea—after all, it’s fruit!—the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends limiting how much juice your child drinks. The AAP recently released a policy statement on the topic of kids and juice.
Sports is the leading cause of school-age children's eye injuries, but most of those injuries are preventable.
The sports that cause the most injuries are basketball, baseball, pool sports, and racket sports. But any sport that involves a projectile is considered hazardous to the eyes.
There are many fun, low-cost activities to help families make memories and enjoy each other's company on a budget.
Until recently, prescription cough and cold medicines that contained the opioids codeine and hydrocodone could be prescribed to children. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new labeling guidelines that limit the use of these medicines to adults only, citing safety concerns.
Teen girls who are athletes face unique obstacles when it comes to their bodies and how well they perform.
If you're a single parent, you may feel overwhelmed by everything you have to do each day. Here are some ideas on finding support.
Finding good daycare for your child doesn't have to be difficult, if you follow this advice.
Drug addiction and alcohol addiction are chronic diseases that can be treated as successfully as many other chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, asthma, and diabetes.
If you’re low on lunch-box ideas, sink your teeth into these.
If your child is among the nearly one in twelve American kids with ADHD, read on for four tips about the importance of follow-up care for you both.
With some paint, construction paper, and a few other supplies, you can make a sailboat using your own foot!
Detailed information on bicycle, in-line skating, skateboarding, and scooter safety
Even the most safety-conscious parents may miss this danger to children—a piece of furniture, a television, or an appliance tipping over when a child is climbing on it or another child pushes it over.
Inspect your house room by room, just like the pros, to look for health and safety threats.
Healthcare providers who specialize in children's eye care say children usually become near- or farsighted between ages 6 and 12. But even infants can wear glasses if they need help to see well.
Here’s what you need to know about keeping your grandkids safe so you can get back to what really matters: showering them with love and having plenty of fun along the way.
Satisfy your sweet tooth–without compromising your diet. Get the recipes for two low-fat, low-calorie cakes: Apple Coffee Cake and Frosted Orange Cake.
Read on for tips to help keep your children from smoking.
Oh, dear! Your child is grumpy, has another fever, and isn’t eating well—again. Before you assume it’s just another cold or flu, watch for other symptoms. Your young one may have hand, foot, and mouth disease.
Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is something that should be taught to children at a young age.
Eating well and staying physically active are crucial to keeping a healthy heart. And it’s never too early to begin.
You want to help a child with cold symptoms feel better, but choosing among countless over-the-counter (OTC) cold medicines can be daunting. Here are some guidelines that can help.
Many grandparents end up in a position they never expected: raising their grandchildren. Fortunately, state and federal programs are available to help you and your grandfamily.
The teen years present challenges for each family member. The key is learning what you can do to keep your teen’s emotions in balance.
When you're looking for a babysitter, give yourself enough time to be selective.
Simply put, body image is how you feel about your body. Believe it or not, problems with body image can begin as early as the preschool years. The good news is that you can do a lot to help your child develop a positive body image from a very young age.
Separation anxiety is common and normal in the very young.
Anger, fear, separation anxiety, a sense of abandonment, self-blame, sadness and embarrassment are common reactions to divorce for most children.
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