Protect Your Little One from RSVchevron_right
From colds to seasonal flu, parents are always fighting to keep their little ones healthy. But one sickness tends to slip under the radar: respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). This virus infects almost every child at least once before age 2.
The New Secondhand Smoke Danger for Kids: Cannabischevron_right
children may face a new threat: secondhand smoke from cannabis (also known as marijuana). As states legalize marijuana, more kids may be breathing in the harmful chemicals and toxins from smoking and vaping.
When Growing Up Hurtschevron_right
Both grown-ups and kids can hurt their bones. But because they are still growing, children have special kinds of injuries.
How Parents Can Help Prevent a Youth Diabetes Crisischevron_right
Health experts don’t have a crystal ball, but they are looking ahead—and what they’ve seen concerns them. If trends continue, they estimate as many as 220,000 people ages 20 and younger will have type 2 diabetes by the year 2060.
Kick Car Sickness to the Curbchevron_right
Why do some kids feel sick more easily than others? The issue may be due to increased sensitivity in part of the inner ear that plays a key role in balance.
What Parents Should Know About BMIchevron_right
Childhood obesity has become an epidemic. And it starts early—right now, about 1 in 5 kindergarteners already carries extra pounds.
Make Time for Well-Child Visitschevron_right
Heed the tips below to make scheduling and keeping well-child visits easier, and to help you make the most of them.
Protecting Your Child from RSVchevron_right
RSV is respiratory syncytial virus, a common seasonal illness. But this year, it’s spiking earlier and putting healthcare providers and parents on alert.
Infant Formula Basics for Parentschevron_right
Up to age 6 months, formula-fed babies eat about 1 to 8 ounces at a time. These small numbers are a big reason each feeding is so important. Infants need balanced nutrition to grow healthy and strong. Even a few days without proper feedings can lead to long-term problems with their health.