Health Information

For Your Child

  • Skin-Soothing Strategies for Eczema

    More American children are feeling the itch of eczema. One out of 10 currently suffers from this chronic skin condition. If your child is one of them, take note. That red, inflamed skin may last well into adulthood. Even so, a healthy skin strategy can help soothe your child’s symptoms.

  • Children with Asthma, Food Allergies Need a School Emergency Plan

    Children with asthma or a food allergy may find school a challenge. A sudden asthma attack or allergic reaction can quickly turn into an emergency. Unfortunately, not all students with these conditions have a care plan in place to help deal with such a situation.

  • Childhood Bullying May Lead to Grown-Up Problems

    Being bullied isn’t something most children want to talk about. Yet, 1 out of 4 children report such peer abuse. The immediate result is low self-esteem and depression. These negative health effects and others may even linger into adulthood.

  • Are You Aware of These Household Hazards?

    You can’t protect your child from every cut, scrape, or bruise. Such injuries are virtually a rite of childhood. You can take precautions to make your home a safer place, though. Here are 4 household hazards you may have never considered.

  • Many Teens Feeling Stressed Out

    We all feel stress. And children aren’t immune to the pressure. They may struggle with school, sports, and other daily demands. A recent national survey shows stress can be especially troubling for teenagers.

  • Safety Restraints Save Children’s Lives

    Your car can be a dangerous place for your child. More children die from motor vehicle accidents than from any other type of mishap. The latest statistics show such incidents are declining. But many more could be prevented with proper safety restraints.

  • More U.S. Children Need a Daily Dose of Exercise

    One hour a day. That’s all it takes for your child to meet the national physical activity guidelines. Unfortunately, a recent government report found too few U.S. children are reaching that goal.

  • Hearing Loss Is Hitting Children Hard

    Parents, now hear this: More American children are losing some or all of their hearing. But too few parents seem to be aware of any hearing hazards, according to a recent survey. By taking steps now, you can help keep your child’s hearing well-tuned into adulthood.

  • Could Your Teen Daughter Have PCOS?

    Puberty can be a trying time in a young girl’s life. Your daughter may struggle with acne or irregular periods. These are often normal coming-of-age signs. But they can sometimes indicate a serious condition called polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS.

  • Behavioral Problems Linked to Toxic Lead

    As every parent knows, your little angel can sometimes be bad. But if a young child has serious behavioral problems, it may be a sign of lead poisoning. A recent study found lead’s toxic effects may not just be physical.

  • Ear Infections: A Frequent Child Malady

    It’s a common childhood complaint: an earache. Ear pain often heralds an ear infection — the leading reason children visit the doctor. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated its guidelines for managing ear infections. Arm yourself with the latest about this frequent child malady.

  • Play It Safe on the Playground

    Whatever your child imagines, a playground can be: a pirate ship, a fort, a medieval castle. Playgrounds are perfect places to exercise your child’s mind and body. A few precautions can help keep these areas of adventure and activity safe.