Pediatrics Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

Know the Facts About Childhood Obesity
Understanding the statistics behind the number of overweight children and other important childhood obesity statistics may help with your overweight child.

Understanding Child Nutrition
Taking some time to understand the basics of child nutrition can help you avoid common mistakes, make healthy choices, and teach your kids healthy habits.

Hidden Dangers and Child Safety
Many parents are unaware of child safety hazards beyond drownings, car accidents, or house fires. Learn how to protect your kids from the hidden dangers.

Choosing Healthy Snacks for Kids
Make sure your kids are eating healthy snacks, including low-fat, low-calorie foods such as fresh fruits and raw vegetables. Learn more.

The Importance of Tummy Time and Tips on Making it Fun
What is tummy time and why is it important for babies? What are some tips for babies that don't seem to like to lie on their stomachs?

Facts, Figures, and Examples of Child Abuse Cases
Child abuse cases straight from the headlines of newspapers highlight how common child abuse is. It's important for the public to report child abuse.

Information on Infant Car Seat Cover Safety
What should you know about safety before choosing a car seat cover for your baby, and what is the best way to protect her from the cold in the car?

Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in Children
Review the symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) in children and what might cause a child to urinate frequently. Know when to get medical help.

What Parents Should Know About Buying Used Car Seats
Learn the risks of buying used car seats and what you should know if you do, including the car seat's history, expiration date, and if it was recalled.

Bedwetting: Statistics, Basics and Treatments
Learn about common bedwetting statistics, from when bedwetting should go away to your child's risk of becoming a bedwetter.

Recommendations on When to Buy Baby Shoes
Remember that according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, babies don't actually need to wear shoes until they begin to walk.

Short Children and Normal Growth
Use this example and information to help you understand your child's growth and if she is developing normally or if she might have a medical problem.

Weight Management Guide for Overweight Children
While most children should not have a restricted diet, a combined approach of sensible nutrition and regular exercise can help to control weight gain.

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Scarlet Fever - Symptoms, Treatments, and History
What is scarlet fever, what does the rash feel like, how is it treated, and how long is someone contagious after they have been diagnosed with this disease?

Your Six Year Old - What You Need To Know
What you need to know to take care of your 6-year-old, including information about nutrition, growth, safety, Pediatrician visits, and common problems.

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Your Six Month Old - What You Need to Know
What you need to know to take care of your 6-month-old baby, including information on nutrition, growth and development, safety, and common problems.

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Your Eleven to Twelve Year Old
What you need to know to take care of your 11- to 12-year-old, including information about nutrition, growth, safety, acne, and common problems.

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Parental Controls for the Internet and Cell Phones
Learn how to set up parental controls for your internet connection and internet enabled cell phone.

Vaccine Additives and Preservatives
Vaccines may contain aluminum, formaldehyde, and more. Learn why your child's vaccines may have these additives and why the AAP says they are safe.

How Kids Make and Keep Friends
Making friends is an important social skill for kids. Learn what to do if your child doesn't have a best friend or has problems making friends.

Food Safety Basics: How to Prevent Food Poisoning
It's important for parents to learn how to recognize and prevent serious and even life-threatening cases of food poisoning from occurring.

Frequent Urination in Children
While not always caused by a serious problem, a visit to your pediatrician to get a urinalysis is a good idea if your child develops frequent urination.

Excessive Sweating in Young Children
Review what might be causing excessive sweating in a young child.

Early Signs of Autism - Baby Arching Her Back
Learn more about the early signs of autism and what you should do when you have concerns about your child's development.

Is Your Toddler's Excessive Thirst a Diabetes Symptom?
Wondering why excessive thirst has been plaguing your toddler or teen? Find out if it's an early symptom of diabetes and with other signs to look for.

Parents Allergy Guide - Symptoms and Treatments
Allergies can be a big problem for kids. Learning more about allergies can help parents get their kids some much needed allergy relief.

When Are Newborns at Risk for Hepatitis B?
Prenatal care and universal vaccination of newborns with the hepatitis B vaccine will hopefully one day eliminate this vaccine-preventable disease.

Measles Deaths in the United States
Thanks to the MMR vaccine, it is certainly not as many deaths as in the pre-vaccine era, but measles is still deadly.

Short Children and Normal Growth
Parents and children, especially tweens and teenagers, often worry when they notice that they are shorter than many of their peers and classmates of the same age. Learn what you can do to help your short child, including how to figure out if he has normal short stature or if he might need growth hormone to boost his growth.

What To Know If Your Child Is Exposed to Meningitis
Being told your child has been exposed to meningitis can be scary. Would you know if your child was at risk? Here's what to do to keep him healthy.

Outbreaks of Vaccine Preventable Diseases 2016
In addition to getting your kids fully vaccinated, knowing about current outbreaks can help you avoid common vaccine-preventable diseases.

What is Impetigo? Childhood Infection Basics
Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection that typically causes honey-colored, crusted lesions in children. Find out how it's diagnosed and treated.

Breastfeeding in the Second Month
Although breastfeeding is likely getting easier as you enter your baby's second month, there may be times that you need some help and support to continue breastfeeding your baby as long you both would like. Review how to set up a breastfeeding support team.

Growth and Development Week Five
Recording regular measurements of your child's height, weight and head circumference at your visits to your pediatrician and plotting them on a growth chart are a good way to see if your child is growing normally.

Baby Ear Piercing
When can you get your baby's ears pierced is a common question from new parents, but instead of rushing into this cosmetic procedure, think about the risks and consider putting it off until your baby is a little older.

Croup: Treating This Common Childhood Viral Infection
Croup is a common childhood illness and viral infection that causes a cough that sounds like a barking seal, stridor and difficulty breathing.

Poison Ivy Remedies FAQ
What can you do when your child has a poison ivy rash? Home remedies often aren't enough. Here's what the rash means and when to get medical help.

7 Things To Tell Your Pediatrician at a Well Visit
Make the most of your child's checkups by telling your pediatrician about these seven important issues.

How to Help Your Kids Get Sick Less Often
Learn to practice standard infectious disease control precautions to help your kids avoid getting sick from all of the germs they are exposed to at school and daycare.

The Best Helmets for Kids
Helmets can protect kids against traumatic brain injuries. The trick is to get kids to wear them, wear the correct one, and wear it properly.

What to Do If Your Child Is Missing at Home or in a Public Place
If your child is missing or lost, whether at home or in a public place, follow these steps to ensure that they are safely found as soon as possible.

When Your Child Bruises Easily
Although bruising is often normal in active children, if your child has excessive bruising be sure to see your pediatrician right away.

Crib Recall List and What You Should Do
Whatever the reason for a crib recall, it is important that parents realize that they have the recalled crib in their home and stop using it.

What To Know About Chiggers and Their Bites
Review how to avoid chiggers and treat chigger bites, which are common in late spring, summer, and early fall.

Car Seats for Kids with Special Needs
Your child may need a specially made car seat if he has certain medical conditions including muscle tone disorders. Explore what's available.

Calcium Supplements for Kids
If your kids aren't getting enough calcium from the foods they eat, they may need a calcium supplement. Learn which vitamins can help your kids meet their dietary needs.

Finding Head Lice in Children's Hair
Learn how to find live head lice and nits on your child's hair which is important if you get a note from school that lice is going around the class.

The Importance of Free Play
If you are simply running from activity to activity and your kids are overscheduled, consider cutting back a little and adding some free play time.

How to Keep Kids from Getting Head Lice
Learn how to prevent and avoid head lice, which is especially important as head lice are getting more difficult to treat these days.

Growth Hormone To Make Kids Taller
Should a normally growing child should take growth hormone to make him even taller? Learn more about when growth hormone might be used.

Measles Outbreaks 2015
Learn about the 2015 measles outbreaks, including the large outbreak that was associated with Disneyland in California, and how to protect your kids from measles.

Stopping Nosebleeds and Keeping Them from Coming Back
Frequent or severe nosebleeds can be a cause of confusion and concern for parents. Learn what to do if your child is having frequent nosebleeds.





How Can You Calculate Your Child's BMI?
Your child's BMI is an important tool that you can use to determine if your child is overweight, underweight, or at a healthy weight.

The History of Measles and the MMR Vaccination
Reported cases of measles are on the rise in 2014; a look at the history of the disease and the development of the MMR vaccine might help explain why.

Immunization Schedules: What Vaccines Do Children Need?
What's the immunization schedule for children 0-12 years? Learn more about the vaccine schedules and stats used in the USA and other European nations.

Dr. Jay Gordon on Vaccines and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Dr. Jay Gordon admittedly relies on anecdotal evidence, even as he insists that he is a reasonable voice that is there for vaccine-hesitant parents who are afraid of vaccines, but it becomes very clear when you look at his statements that he is one of the ones that is creating that fear.

Dr. William Osler's Vaccine Challenge Quote
In the days of small pox epidemics, Dr. William Osler issued a vaccine challenge to folks pushing anti-vaccine ideas.

Dr. Suzanne Humphries' Vaccine Quote
Dr. Suzanne Humphries states that it

Dr. Maurice Hilleman - Vaccine's Forgotten Hero
Dr. Maurice Hilleman who helped develop many of the vaccines we use today is often thought of as a hero and a pioneer of vaccines.

Roald Dahl Wrote a Heartbreaking Letter to Parents
Roald Dahl, author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, wrote a heartbreaking letter to parents who refuse to vaccinate their children after his own daughter died of measles.

Benjamin Franklin's Quote on Regretting not Vaccinating
Benjamin Franklin long regretted not having his son inoculated against smallpox, the disease that killed the boy in 1736.

Walter Orenstein, MD Quote on the Pre-Vaccine Era
Dr. Walter Orenstein states that that the pre-vaccine era was a horror because of Hib, which caused epiglottitis, bacterial meningitis, and pneumonia.

Jenny McCarthy Quotes on Vaccines and Autism
Jenny McCarthy on choosing measles over autism.

Mahatma Gandhi Quote about Vaccines
That Gandhi was against vaccines is a bit surprising, because as like most major religions, “vaccination is widely accepted in predominantly Hindu countries.”

Dr. Albert Sabin on Reducing Suffering with Knowledge
Like many other scientists who helped develop vaccines, Dr. Albert Sabin certainly used his knowledge to help reduce suffering in the world.

Andrew Wakefield's Quote about Vaccines Causing Autism
Andrew Wakefield did say that he though that the MMR vaccine causes autism.

Gregory A. Poland, MD Quotes on Anti-Vaccine Groups
Dr. Gregory A. Poland, who is often misquoted by anti-vaccine folks, states that

Paracelsus Quote about Poisons
Paracelsus quote about poisons explained that it is the dose of a substance that typically defines whether or not it is poisonous.

Dr. Bob Sears' Quote on Vaccines Causing Autism
Dr. Bob Sears has made plenty of statements over the years to make people believe that he is truly anti-vaccine and not just vaccine-friendly, whatever that means.

Dr. Paul Offit's Quote on Getting 100,000 Vaccines at Once
Dr. Paul Offit never said that infants should get up to 100,000 vaccines at once.

Jenny McCarthy's Quote on how she is not Anti-Vaccine
Although Jenny McCarthy claims that it's not because of any change in her views and despite years of scaring parents away from getting vaccinated, she recently stated she

Ewan McGregor Quote about Kids not Being Vaccinated
Working with UNICEF, Ewan McGregor has likely learned a thing or two about vaccines and their importance in preventing life-threatening diseases.

Dr. Ari Brown's Quote about Jenny McCarthy
Dr. Ari Brown responded to Jenny McCarthy after her appearance on Oprah in an effort to

Thomas Jefferson's Vaccine Quote
Thomas Jefferson, in addition to writing the Declaration of Independence, wrote a letter to Edward Jenner thanking him for developing his smallpox vaccine.

National Catholic Bioethics Center Quote about Vaccines
The National Catholic Bioethics Center states that parents 'have a moral obligation to protect the life and health of their children and those around them' and that there is 'no proper grounds for refusing immunization.'

Dr. Jonas Salk's Quote on Patenting his Polio Vaccine
Dr. Jonas Salk was quoted as saying that

Donald Trump's Quotes about Vaccines and Autism
Donald Trump has been saying for years that kids getting pumped full of massive combined vaccines is the reason why doctor-inflicted autism is through the roof

Nate Silver Quote on Correlation and Causation
The idea that correlation does not imply causation is important to remember when you think about vaccine safety or are worried about vaccine-injuries.

Bill Gates' Quotes about Vaccines
Bill Gates has made vaccines a big part of his plan to improve people's lives around the world, decrease child deaths, and help reduce population growth. There is no plot to depopulate the world using vaccines though.

Vaccine Quotes from Celebrities
What exactly have Kristin Cavallari and other anti-vaccine celebrities said about vaccines?

Books about Becoming a Doctor
Books to help you make the decision about becoming a doctor and going to medical school. Learn what medical school and being a doctor is like.

Quacks and Consequences for Kids' Care
Over the years, many alternative and quack treatments for autism, cancer, and other conditions have given parents false hope and harmed children.

Best Books on Vaccines and Vaccination
In addition to talking to your pediatrician, read one of these books about vaccines to help you make the right decision about vaccinating.

Current Risks of Outbreaks and Alerts
Information about the latest outbreaks and alerts of infectious diseases, from hepatitis A to MERS, that could be a risk to your kids.

Politicians Debating Vaccines
From Donald Trump suggesting that vaccines cause autism to Mike Huckabee remembering polio, learn what today's politicians are saying about vaccines.

Politicians Debating Vaccines
From Donald Trump suggesting that vaccines cause autism to Mike Huckabee remembering polio, learn what today's politicians are saying about vaccines.

Zithromax for Kids
Learn more about Zithromax or azithromycin, a popular antibiotic that is used to treat kids with ear infections, pneumonia, strep throat, and sinusitis.

Zofran for Children
Review the use of Zofran in children with gastroenteritis or vomiting from the stomach flu.

Your Baby at Nine Weeks
Review care tips and issues that may affect your nine week old baby, especially as you may be taking her out in public more. These issues can include avoiding infections, breastfeeding in public, flu shots, and using insect repellents safely. Also learn how to predict your baby's future height and whether it is better to let your baby have a pacifier or suck on her fingers or thumb.

Breastfeeding in Public
In addition to the fact that it bothers some people who are not supportive of breastfeeding, the other main issue about breastfeeding in public is that some breastfeeding mothers simply aren't comfortable doing it. Review how to get more comfortable about breastfeeding your baby in public, such as at a restaurant, the park, or a store.

Kids Height Predictor
These height predictors can give you a pretty good idea of what your child's future height will be.

Week Nine Q&A - Thumb vs. Pacifier
My baby keeps putting her fingers in her mouth and sucks on them. I try to take them out and put a pacifier in, but she seems to prefer her fingers. Which is better, her fingers or a pacifier?

Week Nine Safety Alert - Kids in Hot Cars
Review tips that may help reduce the risk that you might leave your baby alone in a hot car, which puts them at risk for heat stroke and death.

Health Alert - Flu Shots
Review how a flu shot can protect your baby from getting the flu, even if she is too young to get a flu shot yet.

Forced Vaccination vs Vaccine Choice
From ideas about forced vaccination to misinformation about injuries, don't let your vaccine choices be influenced by anti-vaccine misinformation.

Vaccines Are Not Calibrated by Weight or Age
Vaccine don't typically need to be calibrated by weight or age to work.

When Should You Call Your Pediatrician?
Learn how to recognize when your child is sick and needs medical attention, so that you can get your child help when he needs it and prevent unnecessary visits to the doctor or emergency room.

Flu Vaccine Options for 2015 to 2016 Flu Season
Which flu vaccine is right for your kids? Should they get a flu shot, FluMist, or how about the new flu vaccine options, like the high-dose flu shot?

Where to Find Free Flu Shots for Children
Some places where you might be able to find free flu shots for your family, include your pediatrician, flu shot clinics, or your local health department.

Understanding Asthma in Kids - Treatment & Medications
Asthma is a common, but sometimes underdiagnosed, condition in children. Symptoms can usually be easily controlled with proper asthma medications.

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Soda and Drink Guidelines for Kids
Healthy drink choices for your family might include drinking low fat milk, water, limited amounts of 100% fruit juice, and avoiding soda, fruit drinks, and other high sugar, high calorie drinks.

Food Allergies and Fish Sticks
Could vomiting after eating fish sticks be a sign of a food allergy? Learn more about how a true food allergy will present.

Organic Baby Foods
With the general popularity of organic foods, it is not surprising that organic baby foods are now available, too. But are these organic baby foods more nutritious or safer for your baby?

Your Baby's Growth
Review general guidelines for typical growth for your baby now that she is five months old and for her next few years.

Urinary Tract Infections in Infants-Babies and UTIs
It is often confusing for parents when their infant has a urinary tract infection (UTI). Learn about the diagnosis and treatments for children with urinary tract infections, including information about testing for reflux.

Your Baby Week Twenty Three
Review a day in the life of an average five-month-old baby, which may help you with your own baby's routines.

Baby's Sleep Problems
Learn how much sleep your five-month-old should be getting, whether she should be sleeping through the night, and how to fix common sleep problems.

Baby Food Safety
Many general basic food safety tips, plus a few more, apply to baby food, especially when you are making homemade baby food.

Changing Pediatricians
Whatever method you may have used to choose your pediatrician, you may feel like you should have done a little more homework if you don't like your child's current doctor. Fortunately, you can change pediatricians and put a little more thought into choosing a doctor this time.

Week Two Medical Issues
In addition to jaundice, hiccups and gas, and baby rashes, which can linger during your baby's second week, other conditions that sometimes begin at this age include pyloric stenosis and colic.

Breastfeeding mothers sometimes have very different experiences during their baby's second week. Some have worked out latch issues, are nursing every few hours, and have a good supply of breastmilk. Others are still working on getting their baby latched on well and building up their supply of breastmilk.

Baby Formula
Although parents often go down the list, moving from on type of formula to another when their babies continue to not tolerate their formula, it is almost always better to talk to your pediatrician before changing formula.

Baby Safety
Household accidents are a leading cause of death for children. Most of these deaths could easily be prevented and it is therefore very important to keep your baby's safety in mind at all times and keep your home well babyproofed.

Week Two Development
Baby your baby's second week, she will likely be awake a little more and may be smiling. Review what other developmental milestones your two-week-old baby is expected to have reached.

Week Two Care Tips
Review basic baby care tips, including umbilical cord care, how often your baby needs a sponge bath, skin care, and how to prevent diaper rashes.

Week Two Q&A
Common questions parents have with a two week old baby at home can include how to prevent SIDS, caring for an uncircumcised penis, and at what temperature they should keep their home.

Two Week Healthy Child Check-up
At the two week checkup, you can expect your pediatrician to check the weight, height and head circumference of your baby and monitor growth and development

Baby Massage
Baby massage is often viewed as a sophisticated technique or treatment to relieve gas or colic, but can also simply be a fun thing to do when you need to calm or play with your baby.

Blocked Tear Duct
Learn about the symptoms and treatments for children with a blocked tear duct.

Infant Care Tips for Cough
Review how to care for your baby's cough when she has a cold, croup, RSV, allergies, and how to recognize more serious disorders such as pneumonia. Page 4.

Baby's First Tooth
Although the average age for getting a first baby tooth is 6 months, some infants don't get their first tooth until they are 14 or 15 months old.

Your Baby at Five Weeks Old
Now that your baby has graduated from a newborn to an infant, learn about basic care to keep her safe and healthy.

Formula Feeding
By five weeks, parents have often settled on a specific brand of formula. The main thing that changes now is how much your baby eats at each feeding and each day. Learn how to recognize when your baby needs more formula to eat and general rules or guidelines on how much he should be eating each day.

Baby Car Seats
The American Academy of Pediatrics states that the best baby car seat is

Shaken Baby Syndrome
To help prevent shaken baby syndrome, it is important to educate all of your baby's caregivers that they should never shake a baby.

Spoiling a Baby
Most experts think that you can't spoil a baby, so don't hesitate to pick up your baby when she cries and consider carrying her in a wrap or carrier to keep her comforted and calm.

Week Five To Do List
Although you may be feeling more confident about taking caring of your five-week old baby, there is still a lot to keep up with. Review all of the things that you might overlook that can help keep your baby safe and healthy.

Alternatives to Baby Formula - Baby at Four Months
If a baby is having a formula intolerance or allergy, then it might be time for a formula change if you aren't breastfeeding. Alternatives to the formula your baby is drinking is almost always going to be another formula though, and not goat's milk, soy milk, or a homemade formula. Page 2.

The yeast that causes thrush is everywhere, so it is likely that your baby could get thrush at least once in her first year. Learn more about typical symptoms and treatments for thrush so that you are prepared if she does.

Infant Care Tips - Vomiting - Baby at Four Months
Parents often feel helpless when their baby is vomiting. Learn the recommended home treatment tips for vomiting so that you are prepared if you baby gets a stomach virus and begins vomiting. Page 4.

Four Month Well Child Check
Prepare for your baby's four month well checkup with her pediatrician by learning what immunizations she will get, what else to expect, and what questions you might ask your doctor now that your baby is four months old.

Infant Q&A - Baby Sinus Infections - Four Months Old
Do babies have sinuses? Can they get sinus infections? Learn more about babies and sinus infections so that you know what to do the next time your baby has a green or yellow runny nose. Page 5.

Health Alert - Mercury Thermometers
Mercury, even the small amount in a mercury thermometer, can be a hazard to your children, which is why you shouldn't even have one in your home anymore. If you do, learn how to safely get rid of it.

Kinrix Vaccine for DTaP and IPV
Kinrix is a combination vaccine that includes the DTaP and IPV vaccines into a single shot. Learn more about this vaccine.

Bronchitis Symptoms in Children
Bronchitis is a common diagnosis for kids with lingering coughs, leading to many unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions. It's important to recognize symptoms.

Regurgitating Food and Reflux in Children
Regurgitating food after eating, even if it's only a small amount, is not normal. Review why a teen girl might be regurgitating her food on a regular basis.

Chronic Abdominal Pain in Children
Long-term abdominal pain with no other symptoms can be frustrating for parent and child. Learn more about how to handle this condition.

Cryptorchidism - Undescended Testicle
Having an undescended testicle is not uncommon, but should be treated. Learn about the management and treatment of babies with cryptorchidism.

Common Allergy Foods for Children
Although you can be allergic to almost any food, 90 percent of children with a food allergy are going to be allergic to one of these allergy foods.

Preventing E. coli Infections
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Tonsillectomy for Tonsillitis and Sleep Apnea
Review the indications for when kids should get a tonsillectomy, like when they have sleep apnea or are just getting tonsillitis or strep throat a lot.

Maximizing Sunscreen SPF Protection
Learn everything you need to know about SPF or Sun Protection Factor and how to maximize the SPF protection of your child's sunscreen.

Top 6 Toddler Parenting Issues and Tips
Review these common toddler parenting issues, including picky eaters, safety, temper tantrums, speech delays, and potty training.

Mysterious Pediatric Symptoms
Review common mysterious symptoms such as lingering fever, rashes, fatigue, weight loss, swollen glands, and muscle and joint aches and what can cause them.

Is Sugar-Free Juice a Better, Healthier Alternative?
With childhood obesity concerns, it's no wonder parents give kids sugar-free fruit juice. But is it really a healthier option? Here are facts to know.

Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion
Review the symptoms of a concussion, a type of brain injury that sometimes occurs during many high school sports.

Avoiding E. coli Infections at Petting Zoos
Petting zoos can be fun for the whole family, though they do pose some risk for disease. Learn about keeping your kids safe from E. coli infections.

What You Need to Know About Whooping Cough
Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for pertussis or whooping cough which can cause severe coughing spells in children and teens.

Advice for Parents on Childhood Transitions
Learning about and anticipating these childhood transitions can make parenting a little easier, such as when your baby weans from the breast, moves from a crib to a bed, gives up his naps, and starts kindergarten, etc.

Kawasaki Disease
Kawasaki disease is a complex childhood illness that mainly affects young children under age five. It is actually one of the leading causes of acquired heart disease in children.

SPF - Sun Protection Factor and Sunscreen
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, which is an indication of how much protection a sunscreen offers against UVB rays and sunburn.

Chicken Pox Vaccine Recommendations
The latest Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for the chickenpox vaccine, which includes the use of a booster dose of vaccine when children are four to six years old.

Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD - Actually, They Do
A blogger on Psychology Today claims that kids in France don't get ADHD. Not so fast! Read about articles that say the contrary.

Water-Absorbing Balls Are Another Hidden Hazard
Superabsorbent polymer balls, like Water Balz, are rapidly expanding, water-absorbing balls that can pose a hidden hazard to kids if swallowed.

Breastfeeding and Drugs
I have terrible migraines that are incapacitating. My doctor has prescribed Imitrex (sumatriptan succinate), but I am afraid to take it because I am breastfeeding. Is Imitrex safe to take while breastfeeding?

Incubation Periods of Childhood Diseases
The incubation period is the amount of time when a person is first exposed to a contagious disease to when they develop symptoms of the infection.

What You Need to Learn About Vaccines
Learn how to really do vaccine research by avoiding anti-vaccine websites and seeing through all of the myths and misinformation.

Guidelines for Giving a Baby Juice
If you're wondering if and when you can give your baby juice, use these recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics as a guide.

Childproofing Your Home - Step by Step Guide
Read about the steps to childproofing your home, which includes products to use, securing doors and cabinets, adjustable gates, and more.

Fireplace Gate
Review how to childproof your fireplace with a hearth gate or fireplace gate and a Hearth cushion.

Childproofing Your Home - Step by Step Guide
A step by step guide to childproofing your home.

Cabinet Locks
An external cabinet lock is a great way to secure your kitchen and bathroom cabinets without having to install interior latches.

Internal Cabinet and Drawer Locks
An internal cabinet and drawer lock can be more difficult to install than an external lock, but you don't have to remember to reattach it each time that you open your cabinets and drawers.

Stove Guard
The stove can be one of the more dangerous things in your kitchen. Learn to keep your kids safe from your stove.

Appliance Locking Strap
Locking straps can help you secure appliances in your kitchen, such as the oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher. You should also install a lock on your toilet lids.

Swing Stair Gate with Extensions
Securing the stairs in your home to prevent falls is another essential part of childproofing your home.

Adjustable Gate
In addition to having gates on stairs, you can install gates to secure wide doorways in your home to keep your kids in or out of certain rooms.

Window Gates and Guards
Falls from windows are another way that kids can get seriously hurt. Be sure to install a window gate on your windows.

Breastfeeding and Flu Shots
Can I get a flu shot if I am breastfeeding? Read about whether or not it is safe to get a flu shot or nasal spray for the flu.

Most Common Types of ADHD Medications
There is now a much greater choice in ADHD medications, and each is available in a wide range of dosages. Learn about all of the different ADHD medications.

Imipramine and Other Types of ADHD Medication
A discussion of the medications that can be used to treat children with ADHD, including stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall, nonstimulants, and more.

Eczema Triggers and Allergic Reactions in Children
Ask the Pediatrician. My 5-month-old has severe eczema. Should I change his formula? Can food allergies trigger eczema?

Rheumatic Fever - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment
Learn about the symptoms and treatments for rheumatic fever, a complication of an infection, like strep throat, that can cause problems.

Keratosis Pilaris Rash Treatments
Learn about keratosis pilaris, which is the likely cause of a rough rash that isn't itchy on a child's cheeks and arms.

Debunking Sunscreen Myths
Debunking common sunscreen myths should help the many parents who get confused about how to protect their kids from the sun.

Strep Throat Symptoms
Strep throat is a bacterial infection that can make your throat feel sore and scratchy. Strep throat accounts for only a small portion of sore throats.

Is Coughing a Symptom of Strep Throat?
Review why a child being treated with antibiotics for strep throat might start coughing and review the classic signs and symptoms of strep.

Strep Throat Symptoms - Childhood Illnesses
Review the classic symptoms of strep throat, including a fever, sore throat, swollen glands, red tonsils, and the absence of a cough.

What to Know About Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
Hand Foot and Mouth (HFM) disease is a common viral infection of early childhood that cause mouth ulcers and blisters on a child's hands

Signs and Symptoms of Meningitis
Learn about the signs, symptoms, treatments of viral and bacterial meningitis and how it is diagnosed.

What You Need To Know About Roseola
Roseola is a common viral infection of early childhood and commonly causes a high fever which is followed by a rash once the fever breaks.

Is Shingles Contagious?
Learn why you can catch chicken pox from a person with shingles if you haven't been vaccinated and protected with one or more chicken pox vaccines.

Molluscum Contagiosum - Common Pediatric Skin Rash
Like warts, molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that is common in school-age children. Read about the symptoms and other things you need to know.

How to Check and Remove Ticks Before Infections
Learn how to check your kids for ticks and how to remove a tick before it cause a serious infection, like Lyme disease.

Daily Tick Checks
A daily tick check can help you find and know to remove ticks before they can get your kids sick.

Removing a Tick from your Child
Review what supplies you will need to remove a tick from your child.

Grabbing the Tick
Learn how to grab a tick with tweezers when you are trying to remove it from your child.

Pulling the Tick Out of your Child's Skin
Learn how to use your tweezers to pull out a tick that has bitten your child.

Removing a Tick
Learn how to check your kids for ticks and how to remove a tick before it cause a serious infection, like Lyme disease.

Pinworm Symptoms
Learn about the common symptoms of pinworm infections, including rectal itching and restless sleep.

Hot Car Accidents and Tragedies
About 40 kids die each year in hot cars. Learn about now hot car tragedies commonly happen so you can better avoid them.

Shingles and the Chicken Pox Vaccine
The chicken pox vaccine is not causing a surge in shingle cases or a shingles epidemic.

Encopresis in Children Diagnosis and Treatment
Learn about encopresis, an overlooked complication of severe constipation that involves children having stooling accidents.

Scarlet Fever Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Although it sounds like a scary diagnosis, it is important to remember that scarlet fever is basically strep throat with a rash.

Hirschsprung's Disease in Children
Review the case of an infant with difficulty passing stools and possible Hirschsprung's Disease.

Spider Bite First Aid and Safety
Although spiders seem to be everywhere, extremely few of these spiders are dangerous. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of spider bites.

Listeria Infection Symptoms and Prevention in Children
Listeria infections are not as common as other causes of food poisoning, like Salmonella, but they are more likely to lead to hospitalizations.

Children's Zyrtec Side Effects and Dosing
Children's Zyrtec is an OTC antihistamine used to treat allergies. Learn more about Zyrtec side effects, dosing, and alternative allergy medication.

Lactase Deficiency in Children
Review what might cause a child to have a stomach ache and a poor appetite after being treating for a severe rotavirus infection.

Children's Allegra Side Effects and Dosing
Allegra is an OTC antihistamine used to treat seasonal allergies and hives. Learn more about Children's Allegra side effects and dosing instructions.

Pneumonia Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
What symptoms parents should look for if they suspect their child has pneumonia, and how it's treated.

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Information
Unlike Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever is not well known by patients or pediatricians. Learn more about this serious condition.

Immunizations in the News and in Development
From therapeutic vaccines to treat allergies to a vaccine to prevent strep throat, learn more about vaccines in development and the future of vaccines.

An Overview of Norovirus in Children
Norovirus is a common cause of vomiting and diarrhea in children and is notorious for causing outbreaks on cruise ships, schools, and daycare centers.

What You Need to Know About the Vaccine Debate

Biting at Daycare
Review what you can do to help your toddler stop biting other children in daycare.

Teens and Smoking - It's Not Just Cigarettes Anymore
Almost 1 in 4 teens smoke tobacco products. The shift to e-cigarettes and hookahs still means kids are exposed to harmful effects of tobacco and nicotine.

Your Baby Week One - A Guide
This guide to your baby's first week will help you with everything you need to know, from breastfeeding tips to the first visit to your pediatrician.

Feeding Your Newborn Baby
Get help breastfeeding your baby or choosing a baby formula during your baby's first week.

Baby Proofing and Safety
Review how to get your home well baby proofed even before your baby is born, such as by installing smoke detectors, getting a safe crib, setting the hot water temperature to 120 degrees, and making sure your baby will be in a smoke free environment.

Where Should Your Baby Sleep During Week One?
Learn how to put your baby to sleep so that she can sleep soundly and safely and reducing her risk of SIDS. Page 4.

Week One Developmental Milestones
While it will be some time before you watch your baby's first steps and hear her first words, there are some important developmental milestones to look for in your baby's first week, such as smiling.

Week One Care Tips
It may seem like your newborn baby is spending all of her time eating, sleeping, and crying, but there are a few other things you need to learn to care for your newborn baby.

Week One Q&A
Review common questions and answers that parents often have about their newborn babies, including if they can travel with their baby and if they have to boil the water when preparing baby formula.

Week One Medical Issues
Since so many of the things your baby will do are new to you, it can sometimes be hard to tell what is normal and what is a sign of an illness. On one hand, you don't want to rush to your pediatrician for every little thing that comes up. But you also don't want to miss something important that might mean your baby is sick.

Week One Tools and Quizzes
Parents of a newborn baby may find the following quizzes and tools helpful (if they have the time to use them right now).

What to Do About Stuttering and Psuedostuttering
Many toddlers and preschool age children stutter as they are learning to talk, and although many parents worry about it, most of these children will outgrow the stuttering and will have normal speech as they get older.

Sunscreen Questions and Answers
Review common questions, answers, myths, and facts about sunscreen such as how much sunscreen you should use and how often you should reapply sunscreen.

Ebola in the US - Hype or Hazard?
The first case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States. Understand the hazards of Ebola so that you don't fall for the hype.

Bunk Bed Safety and Dangers
Learn how to keep your kids safe when they are sleeping in a bunk bed. Also, learn about the statistics of dangers with these types of beds.

Baby Sunscreen and Sun Safety Tips
When can I start using sunscreen on my baby to protect her from the sun?

Flu Season - From Start to Peak and End
Review when you can expect cold and flu season to start, so you can be sure to get your kids a flu shot to get them protected from the flu.

Duct Tape for Warts
Learn more about the duct tape method to treat warts, which may be a good option if you haven't had luck with other more common wart treatments.

Baby Formula Choices - Is Store Brand Infant Formula OK?
Will store brand infant formula meet all of your baby's nutritional requirements?

Osgood-Schlatter Disease and Knee Pain
Osgood-Schlatter disease is a common cause of knee pain in active teenagers, causing a tender bump just below a child's knee cap.

Childhood Shooting Accidents are Frequent and Preventable
The typical gun safety advice that you will get from your pediatrician includes keeping your guns locked and unloaded and your ammunition stored separately.

Your Baby Week Thirteen (Three Months Old)
At thirteen weeks, it is time to review how to know when your baby will be ready for solid foods, daytime routines, and review how to care for baby.

Daytime Routines for Babies
Parents often think about and ask about what their baby should be doing at night. Keep in mind that it is just as important to consider what your baby should be doing during the day.

Sick Visits and your Pediatrician
Review how to get the most of your baby's sick visits to her pediatrician, including all of things you should know before you leave your pediatrician's office.

Baby Products Safety - Strollers
Whether you have a $800 to $1,000 Stokke or Bugaboo stroller or a much less expensive $40 to $50 stroller, you will likely get a lot of use out of your baby's stroller in her first few years. That makes it important to understand how to use your stroller safely.

Infant Care Tips - Runny Noses
Especially with all of the recent warnings about not giving young kids cold medicines, knowing some home remedies that don't involve actually giving your baby a cold medicine can be helpful.

Infant Q&A - Color of Bowel Movements
Green, yellow, brown. While the color can be a sign that your baby has a gastrointestinal problem, such as a stomach virus or food intolerance, it is just as likely to be normal if your baby has no other symptoms.

Health Alert - Shopping Cart Safety
Letting your child ride in a shopping cart is dangerous. Learn alternatives and how to keep your kids safe around shopping carts.

Your Baby Week Ten Care Tips - Sleeping
If your baby isn't sleeping as well as your think she should be, now would be a good time to work on your baby's sleep problems. Page 4.

Your Baby Week Ten (Two Months Old)
Review how to take care of your ten-week old baby, including breastfeeding, babywearing, RSV, and why your baby shouldn't be around second-hand smoke.

Water and Juice
Remember that according to the American Academy of Pediatrics,

Week Ten Q&A - Baby's Eye Color
Will their baby's eyes stay gray, which many babies are born with, or will they turn brown, green, or blue?

Baby Product Safety - Babywearing and the Maya Wrap Sling
A Maya Wrap Sling is a great way to carry your baby around and keep your arms and hands free.

Quit Smoking Reminder
Even though many pregnant women quit smoking when they become pregnant, many start smoking again after their baby is born. Learn why your baby shouldn't be around second hand smoke.

Childhood Infections - RSV
RSV is a common virus that can cause a cold or more serious infections, with wheezing and difficulty breathing, especially in younger children.

Health Alert - Cold Medicines
To be safe, talk to your pediatrician before giving your younger infant, who is under three or four months old, any over-the-counter medicines.

Cold Sores or Fever Blisters in Children - Symptoms and Treatment
Cold sores in children caused by herpes simplex virus are very common. What are the symptoms, how are they treated, and can they be prevented?

RSV Symptoms in Infants and Children
Older children with RSV often just get simple cold symptoms, like a runny nose, cough, and fever. In younger children, RSV can affect their lungs.

Parents: Can You Spot Dehydration?
Review the signs and symptoms of dehydration in children, from minimal to severe cases.

What Croup Cough Sounds Like in Children
The croup cough is a telltale symptom that often wakes kids up at night. Find out how a croup cough sounds different from a normal cough.

Noxzema and Eczema - How Medications Are Named
Review whether or not Noxzema would be a good moisturizer for children with eczema, and how other medications get their names.

DHA and ARA - Does Your Child Need These Supplements?
Are formulas and foods containing DHA and ARA better for your baby? Are they safe and could they have an effect on visual acuity and intelligence?

Pink Eye and Your Child
Pink eye is a common disorder that causes a child's eyes to be red, with tearing, matting and drainage.

Asthma Treatment for Children
Review the differences between controller and quick relief asthma medications to better understand which asthma treatment is best for your child in different situations, such as when he is having an asthma attack.

Managing Vomiting and Diarrhea in Kids
Review how to take care of your child with diarrhea and vomiting and how to tell if they are getting dehydrated.

Allergy Testing for Children - Types, Timing, and Indications
Review when kids can and should have allergy testing done, including allergy skin tests or the RAST allergy blood test.

Prevalence of Immunocompromised Kids
Whether caused by a primary immunodeficiency or a secondary cause, these problems with immunity are also not as rare as most people believe.

Acne Creams as Treatment for Acne
Because acne creams don't give quick results, often have to be used every day for long periods of time, and can have side effects, some teens don't like to use them. Finding the right acne creams for your teen might improve compliance and your child's complexion.

Acid Reflux Symptoms in Children
Review the symptoms of acid reflux in infants and children, which can include obvious acid reflux symptoms like spitting up and vomiting and more subtle symptoms, including irritability, weight loss, coughing, and a hoarse voice.

Vitamin E for Nutrition with Kids
Learn how to make sure your kids are getting enough vitamin E from the foods they are eating, including nuts, vegetable oils, and leafy greens.

Vaccines for Teens - Is Your Teenager Up-to-Date?
Is your teenager up-to-date on all of their vaccines? Make sure they are before they graduate, and that they get a meningococcal vaccine.

Vaccination Deaths in Mexico and Syria
Tragically, errors sometimes occur in vaccination programs that lead to deaths, including recent incidents in Mexico and Syria.

Vaccines and Vaccine-Preventable Disease by the Numbers
Don't be fooled by anti-vacccine math and misinformation. Look at the real numbers behind the immunization schedule and the vaccines.

Vaccination and Exemption Rates in California
Are vaccination rates in California rising? Do they still need to support and pass SB 277, which would eliminate PBEs? Read more about this issue here.

Using Sunscreen and Insect Repellents Together Safely
When outside, you have to protect your kids from both the sun and bugs. Review how to use sunscreens​ and insect repellents together safely.

Segway and Hoverboard Safety
Since the minimum weight requirement for the Segway PT is 100 lbs, most younger kids will be left out. Learn how to help older kids ride a Segway safely.

Second Cases of Chicken Pox
Review whether or not you can get chicken pox more than once or if a natural infection gives you lifelong immunity.

Recognizing Symptoms of the Flu
Understanding what typical flu symptoms are in children can help you figure out if your child is sick with the flu or not. Learn more.

High Fiber Foods and Pediatric Dietary Recommendations
Fiber is an essential nutrient. Learn what high fiber foods can help your child stay healthy, including many fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains.

Children and Cerebral Palsy
Children with cerebral palsy have problems with muscle tone, affecting their ability to keep their balance, posture, and to walk and move.

Understanding BMI for Obesity Awareness
Review how to calculate and interpret your child's body mass index or BMI to help determine if he is overweight, underweight, or at a healthy weight.

Ragweed Season and Fall Allergies
Get advice on dealing with allergy symptoms in the fall, which are often caused by ragweed.

Safe Haven Laws for Abandoned Babies
Safe Haven Laws allow a parent to leave a newborn in a safe place such as a hospital or fire station and not have to worry about getting in trouble.

Vitamin D Supplements for Infants and Kids
Vitamin D is now again being recommended for infants who are exclusively breastfed or who aren't drinking enough infant formula or milk.

Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome
Rubella is a vaccine-preventable disease that can cause Congenital Rubella Syndrome if a woman becomes infected early in her pregnancy. Learn more.

An Overview of Ritalin for ADHD
Learn more about Ritalin or methylphenidate, a stimulant that is used to treat children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD.

Eating Ice Is a Common Symptom of Iron Deficiency Anemia
Eating ice and other non-food items, like dirt and paper, is usually thought to be associated with kids who have iron deficiency anemia.

Concerta for Kids with ADHD
Concerta is a once a day stimulant used to treat kids with ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Walking Pneumonia
Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for walking pneumonia, which can cause a cough that lingers for months.

Infants, Honey and the Dangers of Botulism
When can babies start eating honey and not have to worry about being at risk for botulism?

Understanding Croup Symptoms in Children
Make sure that you know the classic symptoms of croup, which include a barking cough, a hoarse voice, difficulty breathing, a runny nose, and a fever.

Recurrent Mouth Ulcers and Canker Sores
Recurrent oral ulcers and canker sores are a common and frustrating problem for many children. Learn to treat and prevent these types of mouth ulcers.

Hirschsprung's Disease Symptoms and Treatments
Hirschsprung's disease is a congenital cause of intestinal blockage in children, with a common sign being that babies have a delay in passing meconium. Learn about common symptoms, testing, and surgical treatments if you suspect that your baby might have this uncommon condition.

Gaining Weight With High Calorie Foods
Review this list of high calorie foods to avoid, especially if your kids are overweight, and some you might want to encourage your kids to eat if they are poor eaters and underweight and you are trying to boost their calories.

Hereditary Hemochromatosis
Hemochromatosis is a genetic disease that can be inherited from a child's parents, in which a child can absorb too much iron, leading to extra iron being stored in the child's liver, heart, pancreas, and other organs.

Real Answers to the 8 Vaccine Questions
Questions and answers about vaccines to help parents make a decision to vaccinate their kids and help stop the outbreaks.

ProQuad Combination Vaccine
ProQuad is an immunization that combines the MMR and Varivax vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, and chicken pox into a single shot.

Understanding Fever in Children
Understanding fever can help combat fever phobia and teach parents when it is appropriate to treat a child's fever with a fever reducer, such as Tylenol or Motrin.

Pneumovax for High Risk Kids
Pneumovax is a pneumococcal polysaccaride vaccine that is recommended for high-risk​ children who are at least two years old.

Pneumonia Symptoms in Children
Review the symptoms of pneumonia in children, which often includes a cough, fever, and increased respiratory rate.

Peak Flows to Monitor Asthma
Peak flows are a good way to monitor and chart how well your child's asthma is doing and may be a part of your child's asthma action plan.

Breastfeeding and Constipation
Review a 'problem' of a breastfed infant who is only having bowel movements every five or six days.

Tuberculosis Testing
Review the risk factors for tuberculosis and when your child should have tuberculosis testing done.

Rules for Baby Food and Infants, Yogurt and Milk
Review when you can introduce your infant to yogurt and other milk based products.

Fish and Mercury Warning for Kids and Pregnant Women
Review the latest warnings about eating fish with high levels of mercury, including shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish.

Infectious Mononucleosis Basics and Symptoms
Learn about the classic symptoms of mono, which can include a severe sore throat, high fever, enlarged lymph glands, and fatigue.

Safety Tips for Children During Severe Thunderstorms
Kids often get afraid when a thunderstorm rolls in. Because of the damage that severe thunderstorms and tornadoes can cause, many adults have a healthy fear of them too.

Baby Bottle Feeding Problems
Review what might cause a baby to scream when she starts to drink a bottle of baby formula and tips on fixing your baby's bottle feeding problems.

Hyperhidrosis and Excessive Sweating Control for Teens
Learn about hyperhidrosis, which can cause teens to have sweaty palms and feet, or excessive underarm sweating, and what you can do to help them.

When Did the Anti-Vaccine Movement Really Start?
From those who protested the first vaccines to the pandering pediatricians and celebrities, here's when the anti-vaccine movement all began.

Drinking Milk Is Still Recommended for Kids
Review the types of milk, nutritional benefits, and milk recommendations to make sure your kids are drinking enough milk.

Chicken Pox Symptoms
Review the symptoms of chicken pox, a viral infection that is becoming less common because most children now receive the chicken pox vaccine.

How to Take a Bleach Bath
Dilute bleach baths have long been recommended to help children with recurrent skin infections, especially those with hard to control eczema.

When Should a Baby Stand?
When should I expect my baby to start standing and walking?

What Does a Pediatrician Do?
Review what a typical Pediatrician does on a daily basis, a common topic that students are looking for information about as they do career reports.

Vayarin Is a Non-Stimulant for ADHD
Vayarin is a medical food that can be used to treat children with ADHD. As a non-stimulant with omega-3 fatty acids, it might be a good option for those parents who do not want their child on a stimulant drug.

Who's to Blame for Childhood Obesity?
Obesity in kids is a new epidemic. Who's to blame? Fast food? TV? Soft Drinks? Snacks? Video Games? Parents?

Pediatric Asthma Guidelines
Updated guidelines for the diagnosis and management​ of asthma with up-to-date recommendations on medications, monitoring, and prevention of asthma.

Sinusitis in Children
Sinus infections are often overdiagnosed in children. Learn the symptoms and how to tell the difference between sinusitis and a simple cold, so that you can prevent using antibiotics unnecessarily.

Tests for STDs
STDs are common among teens and young adults. That makes it important for pediatricians, parents, and teens to think about testing for STDs.

Baby Sleep Schedules and Problems
Review the changes in baby sleep schedules from newborns to older infants so that you know what to expect and when your baby should be sleeping through the night.

Normal Respiratory Rate for Children
Review what the normal breathing rate is for a toddler and what might cause a child to have fast breathing.​

Iron Rich Foods
Review this list of iron rich foods so that you can give your kids foods that have a lot of iron in them each day and avoid iron deficiency anemia.

How Many Calories Are in a Pound of Fat?
Understanding how many calories it takes to gain or lose a pound of fat can help you understand how your kids become overweight so quickly.

How do you Catch Ringworm?
Ringworm is common in children, and although parents are quick to blame their pets for giving their kids a rash, the family dog or cat isn't always to blame.

Tremors and Tics in Children
Review what may be causing a child's hands to shake, including a tic or a familial or essential tremor.

Getting Kids to Eat More Vegetables
Learn how many vegetables your kids should be eating each day and how to encourage them to eat even more.

Infant Feeding Guidelines
Review these infant feeding guidelines so that you know how much breast milk, formula, ​and solid food your baby should be eating and drinking each day.

When To Call Your Pediatrician for a Fever
Review when you should call your pediatrician when your infant, toddler, or older child has a fever.

Second Flu Shots for Kids
Many parents are getting used to the idea that kids sometimes need two flu shots. Trying to figure out who needs a second flu shot can still be a little confusing. Do your kids need two flu shots this year?

Controlling Indoor Allergies and Allergens
Many kids have year round allergies that are triggered by dust mites, mold, animal dander, and other indoor allergens that you can control.

Hives - Symptoms and Treatment of Hives
Review common triggers for hives in children, including foods, medications, and other less common causes, and how to treat your child with hives.

Migraine Medications for Kids
Migraine headaches are common in children. Fortunately, migraine medications can prevent and treat headaches in kids too.

Traveling With a Newborn: Advice and Tips
We are expecting a baby next month and would like to visit family a few weeks after our baby is born. Can we travel with our newborn baby?​

Migraine Headaches in Children
Migraine headaches are common in children. Learn about the latest ways to prevent and treat migraine headaches in children.

Nexium for Acid Reflux in Kids
Nexium, the

Symptoms of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
Review the symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease and conditions that might mimic this common childhood condition.

Measles Clinical Case Definition
It is important to know the CDC measles case definition to help make sure that any measles cases are quickly identified.

Teen Suicide Warning Signs and Prevention Information
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in older children and teens. Learn how to recognize the risk factors and warning signs of suicide so that you can work to try and prevent suicide in teens.

Belt Positioning Booster Seats
A belt positioning booster seat boosts child up providing a higher sitting height, which allows the adult lap and shoulder belt to fit properly.

Cat Scratch Fever
Cat scratch fever or cat scratch disease can follow a scratch, lick, or bite by a kitten or cat, causing a slowly enlarging lymph gland, among other symptoms.

Meningococcal Vaccines
Learn more about Menactra, Menveo, MenHibrix, Bexsero, and Trumenba, the meningococcal vaccines than can protect your kids against meningitis and meningococcal disease.

What You Should Know About Amoxil
An antibiotic that is used to treat many common childhood infections, including sinusitis, ear infections, and strep throat.

Important Facts About the Lyme Disease Rash
Erythema migrans is the classic Lyme disease rash that usually develops 7 to 14 days after getting bitten by an infected deer tick.

Soy Baby Formula and Phytoestrogens
Review when a baby should and should not be given a soy baby formula.

Salmonella Symptoms in Children
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been several large outbreaks of Salmonella infections in the United States during 2007. Learn about common Salmonella symptoms so that you can recognize if your children get a Salmonella infection.

What is the FluMist Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine?
Dr. Iannelli explains why FluMist, a nasal spray flu vaccine, is a viable alternative to the flu shot and who should avoid it.

Latest Guidelines to Diagnose and Treat Kids with ADHD
This policy statement from the AAP offers standardized guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of children with ADHD.

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Baby Walkers Are Not Safe and Should Be Banned
Mobile baby walkers, although fun for babies, can put your child at big risk of getting injured. Do you use one? Should they be banned? Review this important issue.

Laxatives and Constipation
Review common treatments for children with constipation, including the use of laxatives and stool softeners.

What To Know About Removing Splinters
Learn how to remove and prevent splinters, including when to see your pediatrician for help.

Pediatric Advice and Best Practices
From autism screening to using the new WHO growth charts, review the latest pediatric advice and best practices from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

30 Most Commonly Prescribed Pediatric Medications
Learn more about the 30 most prescribed drugs in pediatrics.

30 Most Commonly Prescribed Pediatric Medications
Learn more about the 30 most prescribed drugs in pediatrics.

30 Most Commonly Prescribed Pediatric Medications
Learn more about the 30 most prescribed drugs in pediatrics.

How Do You Treat Swimmer's Ear?
What are the symptoms and causes of swimmer's ear (otitis externa) and how can it be treated and prevented in children?

The Health and Hype of the Latest Baby Formula Trends
Some experts think that the latest baby formula trends are more about marketing hype than about addressing true health issues that your infant might have and can lead to confusion and anxiety for parents who change baby formula to treat normal baby behaviors.

Wheezing Isn't Always Caused By Asthma
Wheezing is usually described as a high-pitched whistling sound. It can be caused by asthma, bronchiolitis, allergic reactions, and other lung problems.

Elevator and Escalator Hazards
While elevators and escalators are safe, reports of injuries likely suggest that while you may not have to think twice and use the stairs, you should at least think about your child's safety before letting ride on an elevator or escalator.

Antibiotics for a Green Runny Nose?
Review whether or not a baby needs antibiotics when they have a cold or the flu and a green runny nose.

Meningitis Vaccines for Children
Meningitis can be a severe infection of the fluid that surrounds the spinal cord and brain. Fortunately, there are several meningitis vaccines to help protect children from bacterial meningitis.