Parents of kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) face a tough choice: whether to medicate their children or not.
Most children should begin regular dental care by the time they turn 1 year old.
Detailed information on dental sealants
A revolution in dentistry is spawning new devices and products, from laser "drills" to high-tech toothpaste and mouth rinses.
Teen depression is a serious illness. The benefits of getting help, including taking medications if needed, far outweigh the potential risks.
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?
Orthodontic treatment most commonly begins between ages 9 and 14 because kids in this age range have at least some permanent teeth and are still growing.
Each fall you hear that the flu threatens senior citizens and folks with chronic ailments. But the rate of hospital stays is highest in another group—young children.
Children who have ADHD are often given medication as part of their treatment plan. The type of medication most often chosen is a psychostimulant.
OTC drugs have information on the bottle or box. Always read this information before using the medicine.
Over-the-counter drugs can help ease a child's aches and pains, but you should know a few things before you pop open a bottle.
Earaches are common during childhood, but a vaccine can ease the pain for thousands of kids.
Where can you as a parent turn to for the facts about vaccine safety? The first place to go is your child's doctor.
If having surgery makes you nervous, imagine how it can seem for a child. By helping the youngster anticipate and face those fears, you can ease the trauma and smooth the way for a quicker, easier recovery.
Always read the label. All OTC medicine labels have detailed usage and warning information to help you choose and use the products.
Having a child with diabetes can be overwhelming. Fortunately, a team of experts can guide you now and in the years to come.