Pediatrics Sitemap - Page 6 2014-10-22

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.

Warming Infant Formula Bottles
Review when you can stop warming your baby's infant formula bottles and why you shouldn't use a microwave oven to heat your baby's bottles.

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.

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

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.

Frequent Feedings and Fussy Babies
Learn what you should do if you have a baby that never gets to sleep, seems like he can't get enough to eat, and is never satisfied.

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.

Growth Hormone To Make Kids Taller
Review whether a normally growing child should take growth hormone to make him even taller.

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.

Swine Flu H1N1
Swine influenza or swine flu is a type of flu that normally only affects pigs. Recently, human swine flu cases have been reported in California and Texas and has spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic.

Discovering Your Baby's Temperament
Learn how to figure how what kind of temperament your baby has.

Managing Your Time
Learn how to better manage your time so that you can better care for your baby and yourself.

Taking Care of Your Baby's Gums and Future Teeth
Learn how to take care of your baby's gums, first tooth, and future teeth to keep them healthy and avoid cavities.

Peanut Butter Recall
Because of a possible association with Salmonella, the FDA has issued a warning that people should not eat Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter if they have a product code beginning with number '2111' on the jar's lid or label.

Latest on the Peanut Butter Recall
Like most health stories in the news, the reports of the peanut butter recall and Salmonella outbreak created a lot of questions from parents. Read about the latest news on the peanut butter recall and Salmonella outbreak and get answers to common questions that parents have.

Hurricane Katrina Relief
In addition to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and numerous other relief agencies to which you could donate money, the American Academy of Pediatrics has established a relief fund to aid hurricane victims through its Friends of Children Fund.

Hurricane Katrina Babies and Children
Learn more about the smallest victims of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, the babies and children of Katrina, including how you can get help for your family and how to locate kids still missing since the hurricane.

Halloween Candy
If you want to make sure your kids don't come home and gorge themselves on their Halloween candy, it can help to have a plan in place even before you go trick-or-treating.

Halloween Safety Tips
Although Halloween is a fun time of year for kids, it is no fun to get hurt, so take some time to make sure your kids have a safe, healthy, and fun Halloween.

Halloween Costume Safety
Whether homemade or purchased in a store, make sure your child's Halloween costume is safe, including that it is made of flame resistant materials, is easily visible, and is well fitted to your child.

Safety and Your Baby's High Chair
Learn how to choose a high chair for your baby and using it safely.

Growing Up with Plants
Review these houseplant safety tips so that your kids aren't hurt by poisonous plants.

Security and Comfort Objects
Review how a blanket, a stuffed toy or a silky rag, can be a source of security or comfort for your child.

Mealtime with Your Eight-Month-Old
Review what foods that you should be feeding your older infant and which ones to avoid.

Tips on Pacifiers
Review tips on safely using a pacifier for your baby.

Tips about Your Baby's Playpen
Learn how to choose a playpen for your baby and use it safely.

Parenting Styles
Review the three main styles of parenting, including parents who are authoritarian, permissive, or authoritative.

Parenting Tips
Review these general parenting tips, including that you treat your child with respect, be consistent, build confidence, and express love.

Things You Can Do To Relax
Review tips on relaxing so that you don't get overly stressed out caring for your baby.

Setting Limits
Review how to make rules and set limits for your infant's safety and guideance.

Ten Safe Plants For Your Home
Review what safe houseplants you can have in your home so that your kids don't get hurt by eating a poisonous plant.

Separation Anxiety
Review why some infants develop a fear of strangers and being separated from their primary caregiver.

Helping Your Baby To Fall Asleep
Review how to help your baby fall asleep and sleep through the night.

Stay Away from Second-Hand Smoke
Learn how and why you should keep your baby away from second hand smoke.

Starting Solid Baby Foods
Review how to recognize if your baby is ready to start eating solid baby foods and how to get started feeding your baby infant cereal.

Is Your Baby Teething?
Review when your baby will begin to get teeth and start teething.

What To Do When Your Baby Cries
Review things your baby may be trying to tell you with her crying and what you can do to soothe your baby and make sure you are meeting her needs.

Baby Shoes
Learn when you should start using baby shoes and how to shop for shoes for your baby.

Baby Talk - Talking To Your Baby
Review these tips for talking to your baby.

Hiring a Babysitter
Review tips on hiring a babysitter for your baby.

Coping with Stress
Review how to cope with stress that may come from taking care of your baby.

Weaning and Sippy Cups
Review how to wean your baby from breastfeeding or bottle feeding to using a sippy cup.

Limits, Rules and Infant Discipline
Review how your older infant may test his limits, say no a lot, and learn to be more independent.

Finger Foods
Review what finger foods, such as crackers, zwieback toast, cheese cubes, that you can feed your older infant.

Avoiding Food Battles
Review how to make sure that you don't have battles during mealtimes.

Equipment for Happy Meals
Learn what equipment you should have to make meal times happy for your infant, including a high chair, bibs, dishes, and a baby cup.

2007 Childhood Immunization Schedule
Review the 2007 childhood immunization schedule, which includes RotaTeq, Gardasil, and information about the use of a chickenpox booster shot.

2008 Childhood Immunization Schedule
Review the 2008 Childhood Immunization Schedule from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

2009 Childhood Immunization Schedule
Read about the changes in the 2009 childhood immunization schedule, including that all children should now get a flu vaccine.

2010 Childhood Immunization Schedule
Review the changes in the 2010 childhood immunization schedule.

Pneumonia Vaccines - Vaccines for Pneumonia
Most people think of Pneumovax as the classic pneumonia vaccine. There are many other pneumonia vaccines that can protect kids from bacteria and viruses that can cause pneumonia, including Prevnar 13, Hib, DTaP, and the seasonal flu vaccine.

2011 Immunization Schedule - CDC Immunization Schedule for Children and Teens
Review the changes to the 2011 immunization schedule to see if the latest CDC immunization schedule for children and teens means that your kids need any extra shots.

Vaccines - Facts About Vaccines
Understanding vaccine facts and avoiding vaccine misinformation can help to make sure your kids are fully vaccinated and safe from vaccine-preventable infections and outbreaks.

The Vaccine Debate
The 'vaccine debate' about whether vaccines are safe or could be causing autism has been in the news a lot lately. For most pediatricians, the vaccine debate doesn't revolve around trying to change the minds of anti-vaccine proponents. Instead, they work to help parents make an informed decision about vaccinating their children.

New Vaccines for Teens
Learn more about two new vaccines, Boostrix and Menactra, that will be available to help protect older kids from pertussis and meningitis.

2005 Childhood Immunization Schedule
Review the 2005 childhood and adolescent immunization schedule to make sure that your child's vaccinations are up-to-date.

The Importance of Vaccines
Review why it is still important to continue to vaccinate our kids, even as the levels of many vaccine preventable illnesses are at record low levels in the United States.

2006 Immunization Schedule
Review the updated 2006 childhood immunization schedule from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Vaccine Shortage Update
Learn about the current vaccine shortages and delays, including the current Hib vaccine shortage and how it may affect your child.

Vaccine Information Statements
Review our Vaccine Information Statements (VISs), which are information sheets that explain to parents both the benefits and risks of vaccines, such as those to prevent chickenpox, measles, polio and pertussis.

Pet Food - Hidden Danger to Kids
Dry pet food, especially dog food, can be a choking hazard for young children. It can also be a hidden danger to all of us as a source of infection because of recent pet food recalls and Salmonella outbreaks.

Home Exercise Equipment - Hidden Hazards
Home exercise equipment can put younger children at risk for injuries, which are sometimes serious, including fractures and finger amputations. Learn to keep your kids safe from your home exercise equipment.

Strangulation Hazards - Hidden Dangers
Suffocation is a leading cause of accidental death in children. Learn how to keep your kids safe and avoid strangulation hazards, such as window blind cords, clothing drawstrings, and soccer goal nets, etc.

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.

Soccer Goals Safety Alert
Soccer goals are a hidden danger that parents should be aware of. If they aren't secured properly to the ground, movable soccer goals can fall over, injuring a child who is hanging on the netting or on the crossbar. Unfortunately, some of these injuries can be fatal.

Treating Sprains and Strains
Learn how to treat your child's sprains and strains using RICE - rest, ice, compession, elevation, and then rehabilitation.

HPV Vaccine for School Girls
Gardasil is an HPV vaccine that has been approved by the FDA to prevent cervical cancer in girls between the ages of 9 and 26 years of age. In fact, some states may begin requiring that all school girls receive the HPV vaccine.

HPV Controversy
Vaccines have always been a bit controversial, but Gardasil, the HPV vaccine that protects girls against four types of HPV, or human papillomavirus, including the two types that cause most cervical cancers and the two types that cause the most genital warts, has been especially controversial.

Metals in Children's Jewelry - Hidden Dangers
Even as lead has been removed from new children's jewelry, it has been found that other toxic metals, including cadmium, antimony and barium, are now being used to make some imported children's jewelry. Learn to keep your kids safe from the hidden hazards in cheap metal jewelry.

Lawn Mower Safety
Learn more about lawn mower safety to keep your kids safe when you are mowing the lawn, including the ages at which kids can be allowed to use lawn mowers on their own.

The Food Pyramid and Child Nutrition
Learn how to use the food pyramid to help you make healthier choices as you plan your family's diet.

Food Pyramid - Using the Food Pyramid with Children
Review how to use MyPlate to make healthy choices for your child's nutrition, including a plate with lots of fruits and vegetables.

Getting kids to eat more fruit and vegetables is a big goal for many parents. Learn why it is important for kids to eat fruit, how much fruit they need, and how to get your kids eating more fruits each day.

Head Lice Controversy
Review the controversy of the doctor whose expensive head lice treatment he promoted was actually found to be Cetaphil cleanser.

Head Lice Prevention
Review helpful head lice prevention steps to help your kids avoid head lice infestations.

Chemicals in your Child's Environment
Learn about the hazardous chemicals in your child's environment that you should avoid, like mercury in fish, VOCs in paint, and radon, and other things that you may be confused about, including your child's from things like BPA and phthalates in the plastic products they use.

Environmental Chemicals
Learn about the hazardous chemicals in your child's environment that you should avoid, like mercury in fish, VOCs in paint, and radon, and other things that you may be confused about, including your child's from things like BPA and phthalates in the plastic products they use. Page 2.

Falling Televisions Hazard
Learn more about the 'hidden hazard' of kids getting injured from televisions falling on top of them and how to secure your furniture and TV so that your kids are safe.

Shopping Cart Safety
Learn how to keep your kids safe when riding in a shopping cart, although according to the AAP, you should look for an alternative to using a shopping cart if you really want to keep your kids safe.

Second Flu Shots - 2011 Flu Shots
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, as some kids who didn't get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine last year, will need a second dose of this year's seasonal 2010 flu shot.

Eczema in the Winter
Although kids with eczema typically have flares, or times when their skin gets red and itchy, year-round, winter can be a particularly bad time of year for eczema flares.

A Special Word to Fathers
Things that fathers can do to be a part of their baby's life and feel more comfortable around them.

Father's Day Gifts
Review these fun, practical, and creative ways to find a unique and useful gift for dad on Father's Day.

I Want a New Daddy!
A conflict over tooth brushing leads to important lessons about discipline techniques and healthy dental habits.

Creating a First Aid Kit
Review how to create a first aid kit so that you are prepared in any emergency in which a family member or you yourself are cut, burned or suffer other injuries.

First Aid for Common Emergencies
Learn first aid for common emergencies to be prepared if your kids are injured, including learning CPR, knowing what to do if your child is choking, or has a seizure, etc.

Daily Baths and Moisturizers for Eczema
Review how taking a daily bath can help to moisten your child's skin and prevent flares.

Exercise and Fitness for Kids
Most people recognize that kids should be more physically active and need to exercise regularly to be physically fit. Learn just how much should kids be exercising each day and how to encourage them to be more active.

Youth Sports Restrictions
Although we encourage most kids to be active and play sports as part of a healthy lifestyle and to avoid childhood obesity, there are some sports that children with certain medical conditions should avoid. These medical conditions include children who have atlantoaxial instability (down syndrome), bleeding disorders, hypertension, congenital heart disease, enlarged spleen, poorly controlled seizures, etc.

Youth Sports
In addition to more physically active, unorganized free play, getting involved in youth sports, such as soccer, baseball, gymnastics, and football, etc., can be an especially good way to encourage kids to be active.

Pitching and Pitching Machines
Learn about pitch counts and how to keep your younger child safe while pitching as a little league baseball player so that he doesn't suffer from arm pain and elbow injuries at a young age.

Injury - Sports Injury
Review how to prevent a sports injury when your kids play sports, including football, baseball, basketball, soccer, cheerleading, etc.

Wet Dressings for Eczema
Although often used for other itchy rashes, such as poison ivy and insect bites, wet dressings can also be helpful to eczema flares under control. Learn how to use wet dressings to treat your child's hard to control eczema.

Kids' Physical Activity - Recommendations for Kids' Physical Activity
Review the latest recommendations for kids' physical activity and how to help get your kids active to help reduce their risk for childhood obesity, build strong bones and muscles.

Youth Sports - Getting Started in Youth Sports
Getting kids active in youth sports is a great way to help them meet their daily physical activity requirements. Learn tips for getting started in youth sports, avoiding sports that are too competitive, and finding a team sport or individual sport that is a good fit for your child.

Exercise for Kids - Physical Activity for Toddlers and Preschoolers
While many parents know that there are physical activity recommendations for school-age kids, many are surprised that there are also exercise guidelines for younger kids, even toddlers and preschoolers. Are your kids getting enough exercise each day?

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.

E. Coli Symptoms
Although these infections are not common, parents should be aware of the symptoms of E. coli O157:H7 infections, which can include bloody diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.

A Behavior Makeover for Back Talk
Get a behavior makeover for your child's back talk and stop the sass and fresh lip.

Choices and Discipline
Learn why offering your kids choices is often an effective discipline technique.

Helping the Child Who is Expressing Anger
Review how you can help your angry child.

The Myth of the Bad Kid
Learn about how many 'bad kids' suffer from serious emotional problems that are not the fault of their caregivers or themselves.

Building Your Child's Self-Esteem
Learn how to build or boost your child's self-esteem.

Discipline Tips
Parents often get frustrated over dealing with minor discipline problems, such as a younger school age child who talks back sometimes, doesn't do his chores on time, or whines too often. Review some discipline tips and discipline methods, including when and how to seek help.

Down's Syndrome and Downs Syndrome
Down's syndrome and downs syndrome are common variations for the genetic disorder down syndrome.

Down Syndrome Facts
Learn more about this common genetic disorder and cause of mental retardation by review these down syndrome facts.

Ear Infection Symptoms
Common ear infection symptoms can include ear pain, fever, fussiness, tugging on the ears, ear drainage, all of which are usually accompanied by a cold.

Molluscum Contagiosum
Like warts, molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that is common in school age children.

Antidepressants for Children
Review information about the black box warning about suicidality on antidepressants and whether the risks outweigh the benefits of treating your child with an antidepressant medication if he has depression or OCD.

Treatments for rashes work much better when you actually know what is causing the rash, including moisturizers and steroids for eczema, antifungal creams for ringworm, and anti-itch medications for chicken pox. Learn about common treatments for rashes that your kids might get.

Smoke Alarm Batteries
Replace your smoke alarm batteries each year to make sure that your smoke alarms will work if their is a fire in your home.

Cholesterol in Childhood
Learn about recommendations for testing your child's cholesterol and how to get it lowered if your overweight child already has a high total cholesterol, HDL level, or low LDL level, including the use of diets and statin medications.

Choosing a Pediatrician
When choosing a pediatrician, you should likely avoid these extremes, make sure you 'like' your new doctor, and see if you agree on important parenting topics, such as breastfeeding, discipline, and not overusing antibiotics, etc.

Interviewing Pediatricians
Although you can typically narrow down your choice of pediatricians by figuring out who is on your insurance plan and in your area, who is accepting new patients, and getting some recommendations from friends and family, the best way to find a good pediatrician is to actually set up an appointment and meet with a few. Page 2.

Public Cord Blood Banks
Learn why it can be a good idea to donate your baby's umbilical cord blood to a public cord blood bank.

Reasons to Practice Good Dental Care and Hygiene
Review why it is important to keep your kid's teeth healthy and how to encourage good dental care habits.

Give Kids a Smile Day
In addition to providing free oral health care services to thousands of low-income children across the country, during Give Kids A Smile Day, participating dentists and other organizations will help teach children about how to keep their teeth healthy.

Habits for Healthy Teeth
Despite all that is known about keeping teeth healthy, the importance of good dental hygiene, and the importance of early visits to the dentist for toddlers, kids continue to get cavities at increasing rates. Learn how to keep your kids' teeth healthy, including recognizing important hidden dangers to healthy teeth.

Generic Drugs - Generic Drugs in Pediatrics
Some parents were once hesitant to get generic drugs for their kids. With increased awareness of the safety of generic drugs and the high cost of non-generic brand name drugs, many parents are now looking for more generic alternatives for their kids' medical problems, like acne, allergies, and ADHD.

Symptoms of West Nile Virus
Although children are thought to be at low risk from the West Nile Virus, it is important to know the symptoms if your child gets sick and has recently had a mosquito bite.

Medicine Cabinet Clean Out
In addition to these unneeded prescription medications, you can make your medicine cabinet a little safer by cleaning out and getting rid of over-the-counter and prescription medicines that are expired, not child resistant, or simply not needed by your child anymore.

New Medications for Kids
Learn about new medications, including Tylenol Meltaways and Triaminic Thin Strips, which should make it easier to get your kids to take medicine when they are sick.

Endocarditis - Bacterial Endocarditis Prophylaxis
Review rules from the American Heart Association about which children with heart conditions need antibiotics before dental procedures for endocarditis prophylaxis.

Generic Drugs and Drug Prices
Review some of the generic drugs that are commonly used in pediatrics and which may be good alternative for common childhood conditions, such as allergies, acne, eczema, ear infections, etc., when drug prices are a big concern.

Traveling and Medicines for your Kids
Traveling with kids can be hard enough, but traveling with a sick child can be especially difficult. Review some tips for safe and healthy traveling for kids, including how to get your child's medications and medical supplies through airport security.

Childhood Infections
Childhood infections, including ear infections, skin infections, and colds and flu, are common reasons for a visit to the pediatrician.

The Mumps Outbreak
Learn more about the latest mumps outbreak in Iowa, including the symptoms of mumps, and see if your kids are at risk for getting mumps.

Rotavirus is the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in children, causing vomiting, diarrhea, fever. Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and prevention of rotavirus infections.

Lyme Disease
Understanding more about Lyme disease can help you to recognize and prevent a Lyme disease infection in your child and may also help you avoid confusing Lyme disease with other more common childhood infections.