Pediatrics Sitemap - Page 6 2014-11-28

More about Chickenpox - Shingles and Varivax
Learn about the chickenpox vaccine and shingles. Page 2.

Breastfeed a Toddler - Why on Earth?
breastfeeding toddlers breastfeed two years three years independent dependent

More About Extended Breastfeeding
Learn more about breastfeeding your toddler and if it will cause him to be less independent or not. Page 2.

Breastfeeding: Colic in the Breastfed Baby
Aside from the colic that any baby may have, there are three known situations in the breastfed baby that may result in fussiness or colic, getting milk low in fat, an overactive letdown reflex, and milk protein intolerances.

Overactive Letdown Reflex and Colic
Learn how an overactive letdown reflex can contribute to symptoms of colic when you breastfeed your baby. Page 2.

Breastfeeding a Baby with Colic
Learn how foreign proteins, like from milk, in a mother's breastmilk can contribute to symptoms of colic. Page 3.

Breastfeeding: Domperidone to Increase Milk Production
Domperidone (Motilium) is a drug that has, as a side effect, the increased production of the hormone prolactin. Prolactin is the hormone that stimulates the cells in the mother's breast to produce milk.

Using Domperidone
Learn under what circumstances that domperidone works particularly well to increase milk production. Page 2.

Breastfeeding: Using Gentian Violet
Candida albicans is a fungus which may cause an infection of skin and/or mucous membranes (inside of mouth, for example) in both children and adults. In small children, this yeast may cause white patches in the mouth (thrush), or diaper rash. When the nursing mother has a Candidal infection of the nipple, she may experience severe nipple pain, as well as deep breast pain.

Treating Yeast Infections with Gentian Violet
Learn how to treat nipple yeast infections with gentian violet. Page 2.

Introduction to Breastfeeding
In almost all cases, breast milk is the most perfect food for your baby. Learn how to effectively breastfeed your child and get help with common breast feeding problems.

Your Seven to Eight Year Old
You Seven to Eight Year Old. What you need to know to take care of your 7-8 year old, including information about nutrition, growth and development, safety, Pediatrician visits, vaccines, common problems, bedwetting, and other school age topics.

School Age Growth and Development
Information about your school age child's growth and development at 7-8 years. Page 2.

Safety and your Seven to Eight Year Old
Learn about safety to protect your school age child. Page 3.

Common School Age Problems at Seven to Eight Years
Learn about common problems that may affect your seven to eight year old child, including constipation, vomiting, diarrhea, asthma and allergies. Page 4.

Your Six Year Old
You Six Year Old. What you need to know to take care of your 6 year old, including information about nutrition, growth and development, safety, Pediatrician visits, vaccines, common problems, bedwetting, and other school age topics.

School Age Growth and Development
Information about your school age child's growth and development at 6 years. Page 2.

Safety and your Six Year Old
Learn about safety to protect your school age child. Page 3.

Common School Age Problems at Six Years
Learn about common problems that may affect your six year old child, including constipation, vomiting, diarrhea, asthma and allergies. Page 4.

Your Teenager
Your Teenager. What you need to know to take care of your teen, including information about nutrition, growth and development, safety, Pediatrician visits, acne, common problems, and other school age topics.

School Age Growth and Development
Information about your teenager's growth and development at 11-12 years. Page 2.

Safety and your Teenager
Learn about safety to protect your teenager. Page 3.

Common School Age Problems for Teenagers
Learn about common problems that may affect your teenager, including constipation, vomiting, diarrhea, asthma and allergies. Page 4.

Your Twelve Month Old
You Twelve Month Old. What you need to know to take care of your 12 month old, including information about nutrition, growth and development, safety, Pediatrician visits, vaccines, common problems, and other toddler topics.

Safety and your Twelve Month Old Baby
Learn about safety to protect your infant baby and what you can expect when you go to your Pediatrician for your next checkup. Page 2.

Common Toddler Problems at Twelve Months
Learn about common problems that may affect your twelve month old baby, including reflux, spitting up, watery eyes, diaper rashes, and more. Page 3.

Taking Your Seven to Eight Year Old to the Doctor
What to expect at your well child visit to your Pediatrician at seven to eight years. Page 5.

Taking Your Six Year Old to the Doctor
What to expect at your well child visit to your Pediatrician at six years. Page 5.

Taking Your Eleven to Teenager to the Doctor
What to expect at your well child visit to your Pediatrician for your teenager. Page 5.

Taking Your Twelve Month Old to the Doctor
What to expect at your well child visit to your Pediatrician at twelve months. Page 4.

Changing to Strattera
Information about changing to Strattera, either during the school year or summer time, and making Strattera work to control your child's ADHD symptoms and minimize side effects.

Ages & Stages
The Your Child At... series of articles are designed to provide you with age appropriate information to help you take care of your child. Topics include nutrition, growth and development, safety, common problems and what to expect from your scheduled visits to your Pediatrician.

Your Newborn
You Newborn. What you need to know to take care of your new baby, including information about nutrition, safety, and other topics.

ADHD Treatment Guidelines
This policy statement from the AAP offers standarized guidelines for the treatment of school aged children with ADHD, including the use of stimulant medications and/or behavior therapy.

ADHD Treatment Guidelines Continued
Learn about choosing a medication for your child's ADHD and other facts about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Page 2.

ADHD - Are Girls Different Than Boys?
Girls with ADHD often just have problems paying attention and are usually not as hyperactive and disruptive as boys with ADHD, which can lead to underdiagnosis and undertreatment.

Aderol, Aderall or Aderal for ADHD
Common misspellings for Adderall and Adderall XR, ADHD medicines for kids, include Aderol, Aderall and Aderal.

Stratera - A New ADHD Medication
Strattera is a new nonstimulant medication that has been approved for the treatment of ADHD in children and adults.

Strattera - A New ADHD Medication
Strattera is a new nonstimulant medication that has been approved for the treatment of ADHD in children and adults. Page 2.

Parenting a Child with ADHD
Review what one parent went through in getting his child diagnosed and treated for ADHD.

Did Starting Adderall XR Work?
One child's experiences upon starting medication to treat his ADHD. Page 2.

Measles Treatment
Although there is no specific measles treatment, most parents aren't used to their child having a high fever (up to 103 to 105 degrees) for 5 to 7 days, so it is important to know what to do, make sure your child is comfortable, but not expose other children while your child has measles.

Measles - Measles Case Definition
In addition to understanding classic measles symptoms, it is important to know how the CDC measles case definition to help make sure that any measles cases are quickly identified and quarantined.

Protect Your Kids from Falls
Although falls out of windows get the most attention, reviewing stories of all of these recent accidental falls will hopefully reinforce the importance of protecting your kids and childproofing your home.

Be aware of recalls to keep your kids safe from recalled products.

Booster Seats - Booster Seat Reminder
Parents almost always know they need to put their newborn, infant, or toddler in an age-appropriate car seat, but sometimes get confused about when their kids are ready for regular seat belts and no longer need a car seat or booster seat. Review this booster seat reminder so that your kids ride safe in the car.

Egg Recall - 2010 FDA Egg Recall List
The 2010 egg recall continues to expand. Learn everything you need to know to keep your kids safe from Salmonella contaminated eggs, including which brands are on the egg recall list.

Egg Recall - Egg Recall Timeline
Review the timeline for the 2010 egg recall, including when it began and when new brands were added to the egg recall list. Page 2.

Recall Email - Recall Email Alerts
Recall email alerts from the FDA, CPSC, and USDA, can keep you up-to-date on most product recalls and keep your family safe. Also be sure to send in your product registration card or register online whenever you buy a product for your baby, child, or to use in your home, so that you can be alerted directly if there is a recall.

Eczema and Food Allergies
My 5 month old has extreme eczema. He was lactose intolerant early on, and even lactose free formulas caused him distress, so I switched him to soy. That worked great, but now he is breaking out with eczema all over again. Can soy do this? Should I switch him back to lactose free?

Flu Shot Shortages???
Why is there a shortage of flu shots for children who are 3 years to 9 years old? I have a 4 year old with asthma. I've contacted my pediatrician, but they have no answer... What are the drug companies saying?

Kids and the Wal-Mart Generic Drug Plan
Can my child take any of the medications on the new Wal-Mart generic drug plan?

First Visit to the Doctor
I just brought my baby home from the hospital. When should she have her first visit with her pediatrician?

Is My Daughter Constipated?
My daughter only has a bowel movement once or twice a week. Is she constipated?

Medications to Treat Constipation
Learn about commonly used medications, like laxatives and stool softeners, that are used to treat children with constipation. Page 2.

When can I start to leave my kids home alone?
Many kids are left home alone after school until a parent comes home from work. Learn about when you can safely start to leave your kids home alone.

Wheezing is usually described as a high-pitched whistling sound. It can be caused by asthma, bronchiolitis, allergic reactions and other lung problems.

Are Head Lice Contagious?
I received a letter that some kids at school are infected with head lice. Should I be worried about my child having lice?

Sunscreen Mistakes vs Sunscreen Immunity
Review whether a child who gets very tanned when using sunscreen is immune to sunscreen or if they are just making common sunscreen mistakes.

Moldy Foods and Food Safety
Is it safe to simply cut off the moldy parts of food and then eat them? My mother insists on cutting the moldy parts off of bread and other foods and feeding them to my preschooler. I don't think it is safe, but she says that she fed foods like that to me when I was growing up and I turned out just fine. Is this safe to do?

Alternative Autism Treatments
My 2 1/2 year old was recently diagnosed with autism by a Developmental Pediatrician, who suggested that we return to our Pediatrician to discuss treatment options. He was born with gastroschisis, and I am concerned that he might have a Vitamin B6 or Vitamin B12 deficiency as a cause of his autism, since I have read that many children with autism do have GI problems. My Pediatrician isn't familiar with vitamin therapy for autism though. What should I do?

Diabetes Screening and Prevention
Can you prevent type 1 diabetes? My first child was diagnosed with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus when he was five years old. I just had a little girl. Is there anything I can do to reduce her odds of getting diabetes too?

Flu Shot Questions and Answers
Review whether or not you can actually get the flu from the flu shot.

Breastfeeding and Flu Shots
Can I get a flu shot if I am breastfeeding?

Toddlers, Iron, and Vitamins
Learn about good sources or iron for your toddler, including an iron fortified toddler formula, other foods that have a lot of iron, and vitamins with iron.

Constipation, Accidents and Bedwetting
Review if constipation can be a trigger for recurrent UTIs, bedwetting, wetting accidents during the day, and soiling, in a young girl.

Wrong Diagnosis and the Overuse of Antibiotics
Review whether or not a doctor made a mistake in not diagnosing and treating a 'bad chest infection' with antibiotics.

A New Baby With Down Syndrome
Review what you can do to get information, advice, and support if you are a parent of a newborn baby with Down syndrome.

BCG TB Vaccine
Review whether or not your kids need to get vaccinated with the BCG or TB vaccine against tuberculosis.

Paying for Allergy Medications
My 25 month old toddler has allergies and was recently prescribed Zyrtec syrup. The samples the doctor gave us worked great, but our insurance doesn't cover this medication or any other prescription antihistamines and the prescription is going to cost us $60 a month. What else can we do, as we can't afford to pay full price for the Zyrtec and OTC Claritin didn't work?

My doctor often prescribes the antibiotic Amoxil when my kids are sick. Shouldn't he be using something stronger?

Booster Seats and Harness Straps
My 3 1/2 year old daughter is 33 pounds. Can we move her into a belt positioning booster seat, instead of a car seat or booster seat with harness straps?

Kids and Flavored Water
Review whether or not you should allow your kids to drink flavored water, such as Propel Fitness Water.

Wetting Accidents and Sibling Rivalry
Review what to do if your preschool age child begins having wetting accidents, and if a new baby might be the reason for the child's regression in potty training.

Reducing Your Child's Fever
Review how to lower your child's temperature when they have a fever, especially when they won't take medicine, such as Tylenol or Motrin.

Regurgitating Food and Reflux
Review why a teen girl might be regurgitating her food on a regular basis.

Scaly Scalp Rash
Review what might cause a school aged child to have a white scaly rash on his scalp.

Seizures and Infantile Spasms
Learn more about the diagnosis and evaluation for a child with possible seizures or infantile spasms.

Shakes and Seizures
Review what might cause a child to have the 'shakes,' including different types of seizures.

Bathing and Showering Together
Review when parents and children should stop bathing or showering together.

Temperament and a Shy Child
Review what to do about a child who is very shy, cautious, apprehensive to try new things, and moves at a very slow pace.

Chronic Sinus Problems
Review whether a move might help relieve chronic sinus problems.

Toddler Sleep and Bottle Issues
Review the 'problem' of a toddler who sleeps with his mom and drinks a bottle before bed.

Toddlers, Naps and Sleep
Learn more about toddler sleep issues, including how long they should sleep at night and during daytime naps.

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

Sturge-Weber syndrome
Review what might cause a baby to have facial paralysis and a port wine stain.

Labial Adhesions
Learn how to treat labial adhesions in prepubertal girls.

Toddler Low Fat Diets
Review why a toddler should not drink low fat milk before they are two years old.

Late Talkers and Essential Fatty Acids
Review how to give your child who is a late talker supplements of essential fatty acids, such as DHA and ARA.

Infants, Yogurt and Milk
Review when you can introduce your baby to yogurt and other milk based products.

Mongolian Spots
Learn more about Mongolian Spots, a birthmark that looks like a bruise.

Motrin, Blindness, and Stevens Johnson Syndrome
Review the latest information about Motrin possibly causing a child to have Stevens Johnson Syndrome and blindness.

Noxzema and Eczema
Review whether or not Noxzema would be a good moisturizer for children with eczema and which other moisturizers might make better choices.

Periodic Breathing
Review what might cause a baby to have periods of fast breathing and 'little shocks' when he is sleeping.

Taste and Medication Side Effects
Review what might cause a child to say his mouth burns whenever he takes a cold medicine.

Pink Eye and Day Care
Learn more about pink eye and the complications of this common infection.

Penile Adhesions and a 'Bad Circumcision'
Review what to do when a baby has penile adhesions after a circumcision.

Potty Training Question
Review why a toddler might want to use the potty only when daddy is home.

Soda and Chocolate Milk for Infants
Review whether you should give an infant diet soda or chocolate flavored milk.

Frequent Infections and Nasal Draininge
Review what to do about a teen with frequent infections and nasal drainage, including getting an evaluation for chronic sinus infections and/or allergies.

Diagnosing Genetic Syndromes
Review when you should suspect a chromosomal disorder or genetic syndrome when a child has multiple problems.

Growth Spurts
Learn whether a baby might be going through a growth spurt if he wants to eat more frequently.

Finding and Treating Head Lice
Review whether head lice might be causing a child to have an itchy scalp and white things attached to her hair.

The Importance of the Hepatitis B Vaccine
Since Hepatitis B is considered to be a sexually transmitted disease or STD, why does my baby need to get the Hepatitis B vaccine?

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

Early Signs of Hunger and Breastfeeding
Review the early signs of hunger so that you are breastfeeding your baby when he is hungry and not waiting until he is crying.

Infants with Constipation
Review what to do about a 7 week old infant who needs a suppository to have a bowel movement and how to treat constipation in this baby who is breastfeeding and being supplemented with formula.

Infant Obesity and Healthy Eating Habits
Review healthy eating habits for infants and how to tell if a baby is gaining weight too fast and is overweight.

Immunizations and Hurricane Katrina
What is going to happen to all of the children who lost their shot records because of Hurricane Katrina? Will they have to have all of their vaccines over again?

Making Bath Time Fun
Review what to do when your older infant doesn't want to take a bath anymore, including tips to make bath time fun.

Toddler Bedtime Routines and Rituals
Review good and bad toddler bedtime routines and rituals.

Alcohol and Breastfeeding
Can I have a glass of wine or a beer if I am breastfeeding?

Plaquenil and Breastfeeding
Review whether it is safe to take plaquenil for systemic rheumatoid arthritis while breastfeeding.

Flu Shots and the Bird Flu
Learn more about the bird flu or H7N9 strain of avian influenza and whether or not your child will be protected from it by getting a flu shot.

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse
Review some of the signs of child abuse that can alert you when a child is being abused.

Chocolate Tea
Review whether chocolate tea might have any health benefits for a young child.

Handwashing in Day Care
Learn about whether it is safe and healthy for day care workers to use a common washcloth when cleaning up after their kids.

Infants with Diarrhea
Review what might cause four month old infant to have diarrhea for several weeks.

Boys and Eating Disorders
Review how to recognize and a possible eating disorder in a teenage boy who is a health nut and can't get skinny enough.

Febrile Seizures
Learn more about febrile seizures, which are seizures that are triggered by a fever and are common in young children.

Adderall on the Weekends and ADHD Drug Holidays
Review whether or not you have to give your child with ADHD his medicine on the weekends or if he can take a break.

Infrequent Voiding and Possible Symptoms of Dehydration
Review the problem of a toddler who is only having one wet diaper each day and possible causes, including a voiding dysfunction, potty training problems, and constipation.

Window Safety and Preventing Falls
Learn how to prevent falls out of open windows by installing window guards, wedges, or stops.

Are Vaccines Made In China?
I am concerned about all of the reports of problems with toys, pet food, and other products that are made in China. Are vaccines made in China?

Adderall XR Drug Warning
Review the latest warnings about Adderall XR for treating children with ADHD and the risk of sudden death.

How Fast Does Adderral XR Work?
Review how quickly you might seen an improvement after a child with ADHD starts taking Adderall XR.

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

Babies and Anemia
Review some reasons why a baby might need to take an iron supplement for anemia.

Getting Your Baby to Sleep
Review how to help your baby sleep well by swaddling on why you shouldn't let your baby fall asleep on your chest, since he may fall.

Losing the First Baby Teeth
A discussion of a child who has lost her first baby tooth.

Kids and Bad Breath
Review what might cause a child to have bad breath.

Breastfeeding and Elimination Diets
Review whether something mom is eating or something a breastfeeding toddler is eating could cause coughing and vomiting.

Am I In Trouble?
Review what to do about a six year old who seems to be getting in trouble on purpose.

Sleeping With The Lights On
Review why a child might not sleep well if she sleeps with a bright light on that may inhibit the production of melatonin.

Stopping Breastfeeding Before a Year
Review what you should do if you stop breastfeeding your infant before they are twelve months old.

Diabetes Symptoms
Review the problem of having sugar or glucose in your urine, or glucosuria, which is one of the signs of diabetes.

Problems Supplementing With Baby Formula
Review the symptoms of a food allergy in a breastfeeding infant that is being supplemented with baby formula.

Choosing a Doctor for Older Children
Review the issue of what type of doctor should see your older child.

Review what might cause a child to have a ringing sound in his ear.

Gross Toddler Behaviors
How to stop and discourage gross and disturbing toddler behaviors.

Congenital Torticollis - Question of the Week
Discussion of a five month old with a hard mass in his neck, limited motion, and a likely diagnosis of torticollis.

Travel Cribs
Learn about travel cribs and playards and whether or not they are safe for your baby to sleep in when you are traveling with your newborn and infant.

Poisonous Plants
Learn about houseplants and plants in your landscape that could harm or poison your kids.

Professional Help for Potty Training Problems
Question of the Week. What do you consider to be professional help when it comes to potty training?

Potty Training Resistance
Review what you should do when your child is resistant to potty training.

ADHD in Preschool Age Children
Review whether or not a preschool age child who has a short attention span and is hyperactive has ADHD or if these are just normal behaviors at this age.

Preschool Sleep Disorders
Review what a three year old might have problems sleeping through the night and taking naps.

Review the ways that a child can get rabies.

Radiation in Cancer Treatment
Expert Q&A. Can a child who lives in a house with a patient that is recieving radiation for lung cancer be affected in anyway, and if so, how could it harm him?

Repeating Vaccines and Missed Vaccines
Review what you should do if your child has missed a vaccine or if you lose her immunization record.

Rib Fractures
Review what may cause a baby to have rib fractures, including birth trauma, child abuse, rickets, osteogenesis imperfecta, and accidental injuries.

Getting a Second Opinion
Review how to get a second opinion for your child when specialists don't agree on what is wrong with your child.

Sensory Integration Disorder
Review why a child might be touching other children a lot, including have ADHD or Sensory Integration Disorder.

Getting an Evaluation for Marfan Syndrome
Review what type of doctor should evaluate your child for Marfan syndrome.

Preventing Migraine Headaches
Review when your child should take a prophylactic medication, like Periactin or Elavil, to prevent her migraine headaches.

Cow's Milk Allergies - Question of the Week
A discussion of a baby who may be allergic to milk because of a diaper rash and several instances of vomiting after drinking a cow's milk based formula.

Naps and Sleep
Review how long your kids should sleep each day and how to encourage them to take naps during the day.

Night Terrors
Review why a child who may be having night terrors keeps screaming and crying for his mommy, even though she is right there with him.

Do Children's Night Lights Cause Cancer?
Is it okay for my child to go to sleep with a night light? I have heard reports that using a night light can cause cancer or make it more likely that he will grow up and need glasses. Is that true?

Not Making Tears and Dehydration
Review some of the reasons for why an infant might not be making tears yet.

Children and Sleep
Review some tips to help a five year old who is not eating or sleeping well and has a very late bedtime.

Overweight Toddlers and Obesity
Review the risk factors for obesity in a toddler and whether or not a tall toddler is really overweight.

Learn where you can find Pediarix so that your infant has to get fewer shots at each doctor visit.

Care of the Uncircumsized Penis
Learn about the proper care of an uncircumcised or intact penis, including when the foreskin should be retracted and about proper hygeine.

Pica - Question of the Week
Learn more about pica, an eating disorder in which children eat non-food substances, like rocks, paper, and cardboard.

Picky Eaters
Learn about how to cope with a child who is a picky eater.

Heel Pain and Sever's Disease
Learn more about Sever's disease, a common cause of heel pain in athletic children.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Review what might cause a teenager to have fatigue, weight loss, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal pain, including conditions like celiac diease, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's diseae.

Infants and Self Induced Vomiting
A discussion of an infant who makes herself gag and vomit and what you can do to help her stop or at least not reinforce it to continue.

Infant CPR and Calling 911
If you have to give an infant CPR, is it best to call 911 first or start CPR immediately and call 911 later?

Infants, Tears and Crying
Review when infants should start crying real tears.

An intussusception is a common cause of intestinal obstruction in younger children, causing colicky pain, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea. Review the symptoms and treatments for intussusception.

Jaundice and Symptoms of Hepatitis
Review what might cause an infant to be jaundice and have vomiting, including having an infection with Hepatitis A.

Keratosis Pilaris
Learn what may be causing a rash on a child's cheeks.

Knock Knees
Learn more about knock knees, or genu valgum, which is common in younger children.

Lactose Intolerance
Review what might cause a child to have a stomach ache and a poor appetite after being treating for a severe rotavirus infection.

Leukocoria And Retinoblastoma
Review what might cause a white reflex in a child's pupil in a picture, including retinoblastoma and cataracts.

Migraine Headaches
Learn more about the different types of migraines that children can have.

Brachial Plexus Injuries
Learn more about Brachial Plexus Injuries and how they are treated.

Fears in Preschool Aged Children
Review what do about a preschooler with fears of being along and away from his parents.

Bad Habits and Fidgeting At School
Learn what to do about bad habits that children may have, such as fidgeting at school, biting their nails, or twirling their hair.

Flu Shots for Infants and Rationing Flu Shots
Review whether a healthy 11 month old should get a flu shot, even if she stays home, isn't in daycare, and has no chronic medical problems.

Food Allergies and Fish Sticks
Could vomiting after eating fish sticks be a sign of a food allergy?

A Child Refusing To Eat And Drink
Review what might cause a child to refuse to eat and drink and lose weight.

Fruit Juice
Review whether or not your child needs to drink fruit juice.

Birth Control Pills and Getting Pregnant
Expert Q & A. How long will it take to get pregnant after stopping birth control pills?

Grunting, Sighing, and Asthma
Review what might cause a child to have a grunting pattern of breathing, including asthma, other lung problem, or inhaling a foreign object, like a peanut.

Consequences of Head Injuries
Learn about the consequences of a head or brain injury and what you can do to help your child who may now have learning and behavioral problems.

Choosing A Doctor
What are the benefits of seeing a Pediatrician instead of a General Practitioner or 'family' doctor?

Cold Induced Urticaria
Review what might cause someone to have a rash and facial swelling after going out into the cold.

Congestion Triggered by Changes in the Weather
Review why a child may have congestion that is triggered by changes in the weather and if it might be caused by allergies, asthma, or just a cold virus.

Constipation and Fear of Using the Potty
Learn what to do about a constipated preschooler who eats a lot of junk food and cheese and is afraid to go to the bathroom.

Chronic Cough
Review possible causes of a chronic cough in a toddler, including infections, allergies, asthma, and reflux.

Cryptorchidism - Undescended Testicle
Learn about the management and treatment of babies with cryptorchidism or undescended testicles.

Daycare Syndrome and Frequent Infections
Learn about frequent infections in children that attend daycare and what the signs of a primary immunodeficiency or immune system problem might be.

Developmental Delays and Early Childhood Intervention
Learn what to do when you are concerned about your child's development or if you think that they have a developmental delay.

Strabismus and Developmental Delays
Review what could cause developmental delays in a child who also has strabismus.

Can You Catch Diabetes?
Learn whether or not you can catch diabetes.

Exercise Induced Asthma
Learn what to do for a child with seasonal allergies who is also having attacks with coughing and wheezing after exercise.

Epstein's Pearls
Read about what might be causing a white bump on an infant's gums.

ADHD Medications - Question of the Week
A discussion of the medications that can be used to treat children with ADHD, including stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall, Strattera, and second line medications, including antidepressants, clonidine, and guanfacine.

Coping with a Diagnosis of Autism
Review how a parent might be in denial that their child has autism or other developmental problem and how to help them cope with the diagnosis.

Baby Gender Prediction
Learn how you can predict the gender of your baby and tell if you are having a boy or girl.

Supplementing With Formula
Learn what to do to help your breastfeeding baby get weaned from formula supplements.

Bipolar Disorder and Children
Get information about children with bipolar disorder, including what medications are used as treatment, including stimulants, mood stabilizers, and atypical antipsychotics.

Childhood Obesity
My daughter is 4ft and she is 8 years old and 4 mon and she weighs 69lbs. Is she overweight and should I be doing something about it if she is?

Breakfast at School - Question of the Week
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but how much time should kids be given to eat their breakfast?

Carbofed DM To Treat Colds And Allergies
Carbofed DM is a popular prescription strength cough and cold medicine that includes an antihistamine, decongestant, and cough suppressant. It is used to treat children with colds or allergies who are sneezing, coughing, and/or have a runny nose and congestion.

Carotenemia and Yellow Colored Skin
Review why an infant's skin might be yellow, such as by eating too many fruits and vegetables that are high in carotene.

Vaccine Misinformation
Many parents who don't vaccinate their children say that they are making an informed decision and did their research. Often that research is based on vaccine misinformation found on antivaccine websites though, and not on reliable information that includes the risks of not vaccinating a child.

Hib - Haemophilus influenzae type b
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is a bacteria that can cause many serious childhood infections, including bacterial meningitis, pneumonia, and epiglottitis.

Kids and Weightlifting
Can kids lift weights? My 11 year old son, who is very athletic, wants to begin lifting some free weights to help get more fit.

Gluten Free Medications
My child is on a gluten free diet. He was recently prescribed an antibiotic for an ear infection and neither his pediatrician nor pharmacist seemed to know if there was gluten in his medication or if there were gluten free medications available. Is gluten a common ingredient in the medications that children take?

Skipping a Dose of Adderall
Question of the Week. Is it okay for my child to miss any dose of adderall?

Teens and Alcohol
Review how you can help to make sure that your kids don't try or abuse alcohol.

Teens and Drinking Alcohol
Review how to decrease the chances that your teen starts drinking alcohol by setting a good example and encouraging healthy alternatives to alcohol. Page 2.

Teens and Anabolic Steroids
Learn more about anabolic steroids, which some teens may take to help build up their muscles, but which can have some serious side effects, including bad acne, mood swings, and male breast development.

GHB's Hazards
Because GHB can be so dangerous, both for teens who take it on purpose and those who take GHB unknowingly if it is slipped into one of their drinks, it is important for parents to learn more about GHB and protect their kids from this and other drugs.

Warning Signs of Marijuana Use
Is your teenager smoking marijuana? Review these warning signs that your teen might be smoking marijuana, including being dizzy, silly, bloodshot eyes, and memory problems.

Six Ways to Say No to a Drink
Offer your teen these six ways to say no to drinking if they are ever offered a drink of alcohol.

Tips for Communicating With Your Teen
Review these tips for communicating with your teen.

How To Host a Teen Party
Review how to host a safe and fun party for your teens.

Promoting a Positive Body Image
Review how to help your child have a positive body image and avoid an eating disorder.

Toddler Diets and Picky Eaters
We would like to think that our kids will have a well-balanced diet, but many toddlers do not eat three

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

Swine Flu Timeline - What's Next
Worry about a pandemic, a global outbreak, is not something new or that we just started to think about with the swine flu A (H1N1) cases. Review a timeline of the swine flu A (H1N1) outbreaks. Page 5.

Swine Flu News - Swine Flu H1N1 Update
Worry about a pandemic, a global outbreak, is not something new or that we just started to think about with the swine flu A (H1N1) cases. Review the latest news on the swine flu A (H1N1) outbreaks.

Swine Flu Timeline
Worry about a pandemic, a global outbreak, is not something new or that we just started to think about with the swine flu A (H1N1) cases. Review a timeline of the swine flu A (H1N1) outbreaks. Page 2.

Swine Flu Timeline
Worry about a pandemic, a global outbreak, is not something new or that we just started to think about with the swine flu A (H1N1) cases. Review a timeline of the swine flu A (H1N1) outbreaks. Page 3.

Swine Flu Timeline - What's Next
Worry about a pandemic, a global outbreak, is not something new or that we just started to think about with the swine flu A (H1N1) cases. Review a timeline of the swine flu A (H1N1) outbreaks. Page 4.

Swine Flu Vaccine Timeline
Review a timeline of the production of the swine flu vaccine to protect children and adults from swine flu H1N1 infections. Page 2.

H1N1 Swine Flu vs Seasonal Flu
Get answers to common questions about seasonal flu and 2009 H1N1 swine flu to help you clear up all of the confusion about this year's flu season.

Surviving Swine Flu
As widespread swine flu cases have spread to twenty-six states, more and more parents and pediatricians are having to care for kids with swine flu. Learn how to survive swine flu and take care of your child with swine flu.

Talking to Kids About Swine Flu
Learn how to talk to your kids about the current H1N1 swine flu pandemic, to help them cope and understand what is happening and get over any fears they may have of getting sick with swine flu.

Swine Flu - Swine Flu Vaccine Safety and Controversies
Review the recommendations for who should get the 2009 H1N1 swine flu vaccine and learn about the side effects, controversies, and safety profile for this vaccine that can protect your kids from the swine flu.

Serious Swine Flu Symptoms - Flu Warning Signs
Learn to recognize serious swine flu symptoms and warning signs that your child could have a more serious case of the 2009 H1N1 swine flu.

Helping Kids Cope with Tragedies
A tragic event, like a school shooting, a hurricane, bombing, or the wars, are difficult for everyone. Learn how to help your children cope with tragedies.

Coping with a Tragedy
Whether it is a school shooting, natural disaster, such as an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane, or a terrorist bombing, special attention must be paid to our children to help them cope and understand what has happened.

Coping With Childrens' Fears After A Tragedy
Review how to cope with your child's fears after a tragic even, like the recent tsunami tragedy. Page 2.

Teens and Cigarette Smoking - Do Your Kids Smoke?
Almost 1 in 5 teens smoke cigarettes. Although that is a decline from previous years, more needs to be done to decrease the number of teen smokers even more. Does your teen smoke?

Swine Flu Vaccine - H1N1 Vaccine
As the swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is a new virus, there is no swine flu vaccine available to prevent infections. Learn more about plans to make a swine flu vaccine and who will get it.

New Warning for Strattera
Review the new warning for Strattera from the FDA about the possibility of severe liver injury in people treated with Strattera.

Strattera Suicide Warning
Unfortunately, Strattera hasn't escaped the association with side effects, as the FDA has issued an alert about 'an increased risk of suicidal thinking in children and adolescents being treated with' Strattera.

Choosing an Insect Repellent for Your Child
Review when you can start using an insect repellent on your kids and get help choosing an insect repellent that is safe and provides good protection against mosquito bites and other bugs.

Avoiding Bee Stings
Learn what you can do to avoid and treat bee stings, including how to get the stinger out.

Avoiding Burns From Fireworks and Grills
Learn to avoid burns from fireworks and barbecue grills.

Avoiding Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion
Learn to avoid and treat heat illness and heat exhaustion.

Bites From Mosquitoes and Ticks
Review what you can do to avoid bites from mosquitoes and ticks and avoid illnesses like Lyme disease and the West Nile Virus.

Avoiding Mosquitos and Mosquitoe Bites
Mosquitos and Mosquitoe are common misspellings for mosquitoes and mosquito.

Poisoning in Children
Learn to avoid accidental poisonings this summer, including those caused by kids who accidentally ingest sunscreens, berries, cleaning solvents, insect repellents, pesticides, plants and mushrooms, and hydrocarbons in the form of gasoline, kerosene, and charcoal fluid.

Avoiding and Treating Sunburn
Learn what you can do to avoid and treat sunburns in your children, including limiting sun exposure and using sunscreen.

Swine Flu Cases - Swine Flu Definitions
Review swine flu case definitions and swine flu terms to make easier to understand news reports about swine flu.

Swine Flu Myths and Facts
With as much information as we are all seeing about swine flu, there is also a lot of misinformation and some thing that are a little confusing. These swine flu myths and facts may help to clear things up.

Preparing for a Swine Flu Pandemic
To prepare for a swine flu outbreak in your area, the CDC recommends that you develop a family emergency plan, follow public health advice, and stay informed. Learn more about preparing for and avoiding the swine flu.

Swine Flu Treatments - Kids and Swine Flu
Learn about swine flu treatments, including Tamiflu and Relenza, including new dosing guidelines of Tamiflu for infants.

Scarlet Fever
Although it sounds like a scary diagnosis, it is important to remember that scarlet fever is basically strep throat with a rash. Review the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for scarlet fever.

Genital Herpes Prevention and Treatment
Review the symptoms of a genital herpes outbreak and how you can get genital herpes.

Genital Herpes Diagnosis and Treatment
Review how genital herpes is diagnosed and treated and how you can prevent future outbreaks. Page 2.

Genital Herpes Prevention and Problems
Learn about the problems that a genital herpes infection can cause and how you can protect yourself during an outbreak. Page 3.

Gonorrhea Diagnosis and Treatment
Review the symptoms of gonorrhea and how this sexually transmitted disease is diagnosed and treated.

Gonorrhea Prevention and Treatment
Review how gonorrhea can be prevented, the complications of untreated infections, and how gonorrhea can be transmitted to newborn babies. Page 2.

Syphilis Prevention and Treatment
Review how syphilis is transmitted and the symptoms and stages of syphilis.

Learn how syphilis is diagnosed and treated, its complications and effects on pregnant women, and hot it can be prevented. Page 2.

STD Statistics - Teen STD Statistics
Parents don't often think of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as a pediatric problem. If you review the latest STD statistics, you will see that STDs are a fairly common among teens and why many experts still consider STDs to be a 'hidden epidemic' in our communities.

STD Testing - 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 when teens have symptoms and regular screening if they are sexually active.

Suicide and Suicide Prevention
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.

Kids and Bedtime Routines
Whether you have an infant, toddler, kindergartner, or preteen, a good bedtime routine can be the difference between good sleep habits and a lot of sleepless nights. Learn some do's and don'ts of a good bedtime routine for your kids.

Infant Car Seats
Infants should be placed in a rear facing car seat in the back seat of the car until they are two years old or have reached the weight and height limits of their rear facing car seat.

Preventing Shopping Cart Injuries
Learn how to prevent children from being hurt riding in a shopping cart.

Scoliosis - Symptoms of Scoliosis
Surprisingly to many parents, children with scoliosis often don't have any symptoms, such as back pain. Instead, they have typical signs, such as uneven shoulder or hips, a sideways curve to their spine, or a hump on the side of their back.

Finding Sex Offenders
Review this list of state registered sex offender registries for help finding registered sex offenders in your area.

Solving Naptime Problems
Learn how to solve your child's naptime problems so that your child can take a good nap and get all of the sleep she needs.

More About Solving Naptime Problems
Learn about the timing and length of naps for toddlers and preschoolers and how to watch for signs that your child is overtired and needs to take a nap. Page 2.

Kids and Sleep Deprivation
If your child has frequent health and/or emotional problems, consider that a lack of sleep may be all or at least part of the problem.

Healthy Sleep Habits for Special Needs Kids
Review tips to help your special needs child with autism, ADHD, or depression, etc., get a good night's sleep.

Baby Sleep Schedules
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.

Ferber Method Experiences - I Solved My Child's Sleep Problems
Review one parents very good experiences with the Ferber Method after his toddler developed sleep problems she picked up after a family vacation and refusal to return to her toddler bed.

What Is Primary Immune Deficiency?
Review what a primary immune deficiency is and what type of doctors can test for it.

Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency
LAD is a rare PI disease, found in one out of every million people. This disease causes recurrent, life-threatening infections. Phagocytes cannot find their way to the site of infection to fight off invading germs.

Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency
LAD is a rare PI disease, found in one out of every million people. This disease causes recurrent, life-threatening infections. Phagocytes cannot find their way to the site of infection to fight off invading germs. Page 2.

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
Children with SCID get many serious or life-threatening infections, especially pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis (blood infection).

X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia
Infants with XLA develop frequent pus-producing infections of the inner ear, lungs, and sinuses. Serious infections can develop in the bloodstream and internal organs. They tend to cope well with most short-term viral infections, but are very susceptible to chronic viral infections such as hepatitis, polio, and ECHO viruses.

Ring Worm
Ring worm is a common misspelling for ringworm.

Daytrana Update
Review some of the situations when Daytrana, the new Ritalin patch, is being found to be useful, especially for kids who fight taking their ADHD medicine each morning.

Insect Repellents
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, you can begin to use insect repellents with DEET on your infant once they are two months old.

Bunk Bed Safety
Learn how to keep your kids safe when they are sleeping in a bunk bed.

Kindergarten Readiness
Understanding what is expected of a child entering kindergarten can help you prepare your child for school and make sure he is ready. Learn why age alone is not a good sign of kindergarten readiness and why holding younger kids back or delaying the start of school may not be a good idea for kids with a late birthday.

Chronic Granulomatous Disease
Children with CGD develop recurrent skin infections, abscess, and boils.

Common Variable Immunodeficiency
Children with CVI have frequent bacterial infections, painful swollen joints, digestive tract problems, and an enlarged spleen and swollen glands.

Primary Immunodeficiency Glossary
A glossary of terms used to describe primary immunodeficiency disorders.

Primary Immunodeficiency Glossary
A glossary of terms used to describe primary immunodeficiency disorders. Page 2.

Primary Immunodeficiency Glossary
A glossary of terms used to describe primary immunodeficiency disorders. Page 3.

Primary Immunodeficiency Glossary
A glossary of terms used to describe primary immunodeficiency disorders. Page 4.

Primary Immunodeficiency Glossary
A glossary of terms used to describe primary immunodeficiency disorders. Page 5.

Hyper-IgE (HIE) Syndrome
This rare condition is also called Job syndrome. Health care experts have reported only 200 cases of HIE. People with HIE have very high levels of the IgE antibody. HIE causes recurring bacterial infections and other complications.

Hyper-IgE (HIE) Syndrome
This rare condition is also called Job syndrome. Health care experts have reported only 200 cases of HIE. People with HIE have very high levels of the IgE antibody. HIE causes recurring bacterial infections and other complications. Page 2.

Hyper-IgE (HIE) Syndrome
This rare condition is also called Job syndrome. Health care experts have reported only 200 cases of HIE. People with HIE have very high levels of the IgE antibody. HIE causes recurring bacterial infections and other complications. Page 3.

Hyper-IgM Syndrome
Hyper-IgM is a rare immunodeficiency disease in which the immune system fails to produce IgA and IgG antibodies.

Interferon-Gamma Receptor (IFNGR) Deficiency
This very rare inherited disorder causes individuals to be more susceptible to mycobacteria that cause tuberculosis, as well as other types of mycobacteria, and infections caused by salmonella bacteria.

Selective IgA Deficiency
People with this deficiency lack immunoglobulin A (IgA), a type of antibody that protects against infections of the mucous membranes lining the mouth, airways, and digestive tract.

National Poison Prevention Week
National Poison Prevention Week is observed during the third week of March each year. According to the Poison Prevention Week Council, National Poison Prevention Week is a good time to

Top Household Poisons
Unfortunately, when thinking about their list of top household poisons, parents usually consider only those things that they think are most poisonous, prescription medications, alcohol, and hydrocarbons (gasoline, lamp oil, paint thinner, etc.). Surprisingly, while these may be some of the more deadly poisons, they are not even among the top ten household poisons that children are exposed to.

Avoiding Poison Ivy
Learn to avoid and treat poison ivy exposures with your kids, including using products like Zanfel, Tecnu, and Ivy-Block.

Potty Training Mistakes
Potty training usually isn't always easy, but some parents make it a little more difficult than it needs to be by making some all too common mistakes, especially starting the whole potty training process before their child is ready.

Poison Ivy Prevention - All About Poison Ivy Prevention
Although a bad case of poison ivy can be enough incentive for some kids to avoid poison ivy plants, some kids will need to review these poison ivy prevention tips over and over.

Infant Well Child Checklist
Our infant well child visit checklist makes it easy to record all of your questions and concerns and bring it to your visit with your pediatrician, whether it is the two week or two, four, six, nine, or twelve month checkup. It also includes a handy spot to record your child's height and weight and any vaccines he was given.

Sick Visit Checklist
Preparing our sick visit checklist in advance of your visit to your pediatrician can help to make sure you don't forget any questions or concerns you have about your child.

Family History and Your Risk of Disease
Review how to learn more your child's family health or medical history to see if he is at risk for developing any illnesses, such as high blood pressure, cancer, or heart disease.

Extra Help at Pediatric Specialty Centers
With complicated or chronic conditions, or when you need more help for your child with an undiagnosed disease, a multi-disciplinary pediatric referral clinic or pediatric specialty clinic can be a great resource.

Staying Healthy - Healthy Kids - Healthy Living
Parents are often frustrated by how often their children are sick, especially if they are in school or day care. Learn some tips to keep your kids healthy year round, even during cold and flu season.

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Hazards - Hidden Health Hazards for Kids
Teens are at risk many health hazards, which can be even more of a problem because they can be more hidden, such as the hidden health hazard of permanent hearing loss from listening to loud music on an iPod, developing type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol from being overweight, or STDs.

Hazards - More Hidden Health Hazards
Teens are at risk many health hazards, which can be even more of a problem because they can be more hidden, such as the hidden health hazard of huffing, abusing prescription drugs, vaccine preventable infections, and concussions, etc. Page 2.

Summer Camp - Health Problems at Summer Camp
Going to summer camp is a fun and popular activity for kids. Unfortunately, kids sometimes get sick when they are at camp, especially if they are away for a few weeks. Learn how to prepare so your child can avoid common summer camp health problems.

Low Fat Foods
As you learn to avoid high-fat foods for all other children, it is just as important to learn to choose low-fat foods as part of your family's healthy diet. In addition to food labeled fat free and low fat, healthy low-fat foods include most fruits and vegetables.

Sports for Preschoolers
To help get your kids started early toward a lifetime of healthy habits, consider getting them involved in organized sports, like soccer, baseball, or gynastics, at an early age.

Parenting By The Book
The Parenting By The Book series of articles will help educate parents about important medical and parenting topics, including your child's nutrition, safety, growth and development, with a focus on recommendations and guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and other expert organizations.

Parenting Your New Baby By The Book
By The Book tips and advice to help you raise a safe, happy, and healthy baby.

Child Nutrition By The Book
These 'Child Nutrition By The Book' guidelines can help you to make healthy choices when planning your family's diet.

Child Nutrition By The Book
More 'Child Nutrition By The Book' guidelines which can help you to make healthy choices when planning your family's diet. Page 2.

Emergency Information Checklist
Complete emergency medical information can be very handy for babysitters and other caregivers or simply for your own use in case of an emergency with your children.

Healthy Eating - Healthy Eating Plan for Kids
A healthy eating plan that you can use to help your kids reach the food pyramid goals and recommendations for eating fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and drinking milk.

Soda and Drink Guidelines
Healthy drink choices for your family, which you can also start at home to set a good example, 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.

Most parents understand that vegetables should be an important part of their child's diet because vegetables are a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Unfortunately, many parents have a very hard time getting their kids to eat few if any vegetables on a regular basis. Learn how many vegetables your children should be eating each day and how to encourage your kids to eat their veggies.

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.

Healthy Food - Kids and Healthy Food
As parents work to avoid junk food, they often struggle to find alternative foods for their kids to eat. Learn to choose healthy food for your kids to eat.

Restaurants - Eating Healthy for Kids
As hard a time as some parents have getting their kids to eat healthy at home, it can seem almost impossible when you take them out to eat, especially if they usually choose foods from the kids' menu. Learn how to help your kids eat healthy when eating out at restaurants.

Whole Foods
Eating more whole foods is a good way to replace many of the processed snacks and foods that have a lot of extra sugar, fat (including trans fat), salt, and other things added to them and a lot of good things taken out, like fiber.

Lunch - Healthy Lunches for Kids
Learn how to encourage your kids to eat a healthy lunch at school, including lunch ideas for your child's lunch box that encourage good eating habits.

Vitamin E - Sources of Vitamin E
Although parents don't think about it much, vitamin E is an important vitamin that kids need. Learn how to make sure your kids are getting enough vitamin E from the foods they are eating, including nuts, vegetable oils, leafy greens, and fortified cereal.

Review why children and teens should not get caffeine in their diet and which drinks have caffeine in them and healthier caffeine free alternatives.

Calories - Calories in Food
Although you usually shouldn't have to count calories each and every day, it can be helpful to know about the calories in the foods your kids eat. This is especially important if your child is already overweight.

Calories in Foods and Snacks
Learning about the calories in foods and snacks your kids eat can help them make healthy choices and avoid high fat and high sugar foods and snacks that are also high in calories. Page 2.

Calories in Fast Food
High fat foods and oversized portions can be an especially big problem at fast food restaurants. Learn how to make better choices and choose lower calorie fast food with less fat when you eat at fast food restaurants and get your child's next kids meal. Page 3.

Printable Food Diary
A food diary can be a great way to keep track of the calories your kids are eating, especially if they are overweight, and to make sure that they are getting enough fruits, vegetables, vitamins, and minerals, etc., from all of the different food groups.

Fast Food - Fast Food at Home
But even those parents who avoid going to fast food restaurants too often typically overlook the fact that their kids eat too much fast food at home, including frozen pizza, hot dogs, french fries, fruit juice, and soda. Learn how to eat healthier meals at home and avoid fast food at home.

Food Groups
The food pyramid has long encouraged kids to eat foods from each of the food groups each day, but that only works if you and your kids understand what the food groups actually are. Learn about the five food groups, what nutrients your child can get from each, and what the MyPlate campaign says about food groups.

Groceries - Healthy Family Grocery Lists
As you learn about healthy food and avoiding junk food, you can really put those lessons to work at the grocery store when you buy groceries. Learn how to make a healthy grocery list for your family and which groceries you might want to keep out of your shopping cart.

Organic Food
Parents who are worried about the possible presence of pesticides, antibiotics, and even growth hormone in the foods that their kids eat have been turning to organic food for their family. Learn whether organic food is safer or more nutritious and whether you should be buying organic food for your kids.

If there was one thing that parents could change about their child's eating habits, it would usually be to get them to eat more vegetables. Learn about current recommendations for eating vegetables, lists of vegetables, vegetables recipes, and how to get your kids to eat more vegetables.

Food Portion Sizes
Parents often have a lot of time figuring out how much to feed their children, whether it is a toddler who doesn't seem to be eating enough, or an older child who is already overweight and is eating too much. Understanding the normal portion sizes, which depend on your child's age, can help to make sure your child is getting the right amount to eat.

Dietary Guidelines and the ABC's of Nutrition
These Dietary Guidelines from the USDA offer sound advice that will help to promote your health and reduce your risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, stroke, and osteoporosis.

Leftover Halloween Candy
Review what to do with your child's leftover Halloween candy so that you and your kids aren't eating and picking at it for weeks and weeks, which may lead to an extra 3 or 4 pound weight gain going into the holiday season.

2005 Dietary Guidelines
Review the new Dietary Guidelines to help people make better food choices and live healthier lives.

2005 Dietary Guidelines
Review what the latest dietary guidelines say about fats, carbohydrates, sodium, potassium, and food safety. Page 2.

Handcuffs and Discipline for Kids
Decide whether a story about a kindergartner having a huge temper tantrum could be taken out of school by police in handcuffs is real or an urban legend.

Handcuffs and Discipline for Kids
Decide whether a story about a kindergartner having a huge temper tantrum could be taken out of school by police in handcuffs is real or an urban legend.

Handcuffs and Discipline for Kids
Decide whether a story about a kindergartner having a huge temper tantrum could be taken out of school by police in handcuffs is real or an urban legend.

New Baby Daily Logs
Keeping track of your new baby's feeding schedules, whether they are breastfeeding or drinking formula, and how often they are having wet and soiled diapers, is a good way to make sure that they are getting enough to eat.

Crying Baby
Review why you might have a crying baby, why babies cry, when crying is too much, and how you can calm your crying baby.

Bathing Your Baby
Review how to prepare your baby's bath and bathe your baby.

Changing Baby's Diaper
Tips on how best to change your baby's diaper.

Keep a Memory Book for your Newborn Baby
A memory book can be fun for you and your baby to look at as she is growing up.

Ways to Soothe Your Baby
Review ways that you can soothe your baby and help her calm down when she is crying.

Healthy Snacks
In addition to their three regular meals, kids often get quite a few calories from the snacks they eat throughout the day. Make sure your kids are eating healthy snacks, including low-fat, low-calorie foods such as fresh fruits and raw vegetables.

Coping with Childhood Fear and Anxiety
Review how you can help your child deal cope with fear and anxiety.

Learning from your Child's Teacher
Learn what questions you should ask your child's teacher to learn more about your child's mental health.

Warning Signs of Teen Mental Health Problems
Review the warning signs of teen mental health problems, such as being angry, losing interest in things, having dropping grades, or avoids friends and family members.

Finding a Lost Child
Review what you should do when you first discover that your child is lost or missing, including checking high danger areas, such as a pool, backyard pond, and car trunks.

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

MRSA Tests
MRSA tests, including cultures and rapid tests, can help to identify the Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria and make sure your child is on the correct antibiotic when he gets an infection with MRSA.

MRSA Educational Materials
These educational materials can help to educate and remind children, including older children and athletes, how to help protect themselves from the MRSA bacteria.

MRSA Prevention - Preventing MRSA
Since MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infections can be so difficult to treat and they can be so serious, even deadly, it can be very important to try and prevent these common skin infections.

MRSA in Schools - Symptoms of MRSA Infections
MRSA in schools is especially becoming a big problem, as symptoms of MRSA infections begin to show up in daycare centers, schools, dormitories, and especially among student athletes.

Pet Turtles and Salmonella
Review the warnings about Salmonella bacteria from pet turtles, other reptiles, and amphibians, which many families keep as pets and can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.

Flu Activity Reports
Stay up to date with regular reports on what is happening during this year's flu season.

This Year's Flu Season Problems
Review the reason for this year's flu shot shortage and what you can do about it to make sure you get a flu vaccine if you or your child is in a high risk or priority group.

Flu Questions and Answers
Questions and Answers about this years flu season. Page 2.

Protecting Young Children From The Flu
Advice for parents on how flu spreads and protecting their young children from the flu.

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season
Summer is just ending and kids are barely back in school, but it is time to start thinking about cold and flu season already, including planning on where to get your flu shot.

2005-2006 Flu Season Update
Stay up to date on this year's flu season, including learning about flu shots, flu activity reports, and tamiflu, which some people are stockpiling because they think it will help them if there is a bird flu outbreak.

Flu Shot Delays
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently alerted pediatricians and parents 'that there will be a delay in getting flu shots for children 6 months of age through age 3 until at least November.'

Flu Season Update for 2004 and 2005
An update on the this year's flu season, including information about flu vaccines, flu shots, flu activity, and any possible vaccine shortages.