You don't want to spend this winter battling a runny nose, a nagging cough or a fever. Here's what to do.
Parents and pediatricians should know how to detect hearing problems at various stages during a child's first three years of life.
Do you want to gain better control over your asthma? Put it in writing!
Parents of kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) face a tough choice: whether to medicate their children or not.
Learning about HPV can help you avoid infection and seek treatment, if necessary.
Although some behavior problems can be attributed to normal child development, some require professional help.
Appendicitis, an infection of the appendix, is the most common reason for a child to need emergency abdominal surgery.
College can pose challenges for the student with asthma. New and unfamiliar living quarters, school and social stresses, and other factors can trigger a flare-up.
Research shows that informed, supportive teachers and staff can play a big role in helping students manage their asthma.
You may be wondering what questions the provider will ask or what tests and exams your child will need.
Putting babies to sleep on their backs has dramatically reduced the incidence of SIDS. One unexpected side effect: Many infants now have a flattened head.
Most children should begin regular dental care by the time they turn 1 year old.
You should always call a doctor if you have any doubts or questions about how to take care of your sick child at home.
If you, your parents or your parents' siblings had a heart attack before age 55, you should have your child's cholesterol tested.
A lot of us don't realize that chlamydia and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can cause no symptoms, meaning you could have an STD and not know it.
Although concussions range from mild to severe, they're all serious injuries that can harm the way the brain works.
A pregnancy ended by miscarriage can be a traumatic loss. Unfortunately, it’s one that many women experience. Knowing how to deal with your feelings and find support can help you cope during this difficult time.
Teen depression is a serious illness. The benefits of getting help, including taking medications if needed, far outweigh the potential risks.
Detailed information on questions a physician may ask you in describing your dermatological condition and its location
Detailed information on diagnosing and evaluating heart disease in children
Whether you have a turtle or a parrot or a tabby cat, the best prevention against disease is cleanliness.
When your immune system doesn’t work the way it should, it is called an immune system disorder.
Women with endometriosis develop tissue that looks and acts like endometrial tissue outside the uterus, usually on other reproductive organs inside the pelvis or in the abdominal cavity.
When your child has a fever, the body resets its thermostat at a higher temperature. This helps the body fight off invading microorganisms.
One in eight U.S. babies is preterm, says the Institute of Medicine. That's a rise of 30 percent in recent decades.
Extreme obesity plagues more than a million teens and young adults, experts estimate. What's a parent to do?
Gestational diabetes is a condition in which a pregnant woman has elevated glucose levels and other symptoms of diabetes—but did not have diabetes before she became pregnant.
Doctors 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.
Having asthma isn’t easy, and for most kids, neither is being a teen. Here are some common teen issues and suggestions for easing your child’s concerns.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, isn't limited to those 18 and older.