Major depression goes beyond the day's normal ups and downs. It involves a teen's body, mood, and thoughts. It can affect and disrupt eating, sleeping, or thinking patterns.
As a busy mom, you’re juggling it all―dashing from work to soccer practice to dance class, fitting in birthday parties, teacher conferences, and family dinners around the kitchen table. While it may feel tough to fit it all in, here’s something you don’t want to skip: well-child visits.
Activity can help prevent heart disease, cancer, and stroke. It can also lessen feelings of depression, and boost confidence. As children get older, they often reduce their physical activity. Because of this, making activity a family priority is key.
Young children often suck on their thumbs. It's perfectly normal. But some parents worry about it.
Measles (rubeola) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus. It causes a red, blotchy rash. It’s a very contagious illness.
Children who have ADHD are often given medicine as part of their treatment plan. The type of medicine most often chosen is a psychostimulant. Read on to learn more.
Moving through your mid-30s and pondering motherhood? You’re not alone. In fact, about 20 percent of first-time moms in the U.S. today are older than 35.
Sick little ones at home? Be careful when you measure their medication. According to one study, approximately 85 percent of parents made at least one dosing mistake with liquid medicine.
Moving your child from the crib to a first bed is a milestone event. But more than the bittersweet emotional concerns, your priorities will be safety and a healthy sleep routine.
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that, in 2014, one in 59 children were diagnosed with autism by age 8. That’s an increase from one in 68 in both 2010 and 2012.
OTC drugs have information on the bottle or box. Always read this information before using the medicine.
About 4.9 million children live in households headed by grandparents. These are commonly called "grandfamilies" or "second families." Two out of three of your fellow grandparents handling this responsibility are older than 50, and the children are often under age 6.
If you have toys that have been recalled, don't throw them out. Take them back to the store where they came from.
few mothers- and fathers-to-be receive training for the much more challenging and long-term tasks: becoming good parents and remaining close and loving partners in the face of new stresses and strains as their family grows.
An allergy to peanuts—like other food allergies—usually develops early. Find out what factors boost a baby’s risk and how you might be able to prevent peanut allergies.
Whether you’re thinking about transitioning your family to plant-based cuisine exclusively or just a few days a week, you might be wondering if there’s anything special you need to consider for your youngest eaters.
While being a new Mom brings lots of joy, it also brings stress - something a crying baby can make worse. A better understanding of why your baby cries can help you deal with this stress in a healthy way and help you avoid the most common form of child abuse: Shaken baby syndrome.
Here are some tips on how to avoid the back pain that sometimes comes with being a new mom.
You may think of heart disease as a problem for adults, not your young children. But diet and exercise habits started in childhood can begin a lifetime of heart health, or a lifetime of heart damage.
Learn more about GHB, a dangerous and addictive drug that was banned by the FDA. GHB produces a feeling of euphoria and hallucinations. It is popular with teens who go to all-night dance parties.
Inhalants are breathable chemical vapors that produce mind-altering effects. Knowing the facts about inhalants can help you protect your children.
Although lead poisoning is often associated with the paint of older homes, children may be exposed to lead if the soldering on water pipes is new. In fact, lead may be found in many parts of a home, including soil, food or even the air.
If an allergy-based condition of any kind runs in your family—be it hay fever, eczema, or asthma—your baby has an above-average chance of developing one. But you may be able to take steps to help prevent food allergies.
A medical error can occur when something that was planned for medical care doesn't work, or when the wrong plan was used in the first place.
During the teen years, peer pressure can be very strong. It can push kids to do things that they don't really want to do. This pressure can come from friends or other kids at school. But parents can counter it, if they're ready to help.
Research shows that adolescents who grow up with high self-esteem are far less likely to abuse drugs or drink, compared with children who grow up without much sense of self-worth.
Research shows that reading regularly to young children, especially those between ages 6 months and 5 years, is central to their overall growth and development.
Rotavirus is a contagious virus that causes nausea and diarrhea. It is the leading cause of severe infectious diarrhea in children.
When your baby is howling from a sharp little incisor that’s just itching to break through the gum line, you understandably want to do whatever you can to stop the pain. But if your go-to has been homeopathic teething tablets and gels, you’ll want to switch up your strategy.
You can help your child by being prepared and preventing injuries from happening. It is important to take charge of your child's health and follow a program designed to help you and your family stay healthy and safe.