Pediatrics Sitemap - Page 6 2015-02-28
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
Breastfeeding and Flu Shots
Can I get a flu shot if I am breastfeeding?
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.
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.
Scaly Scalp Rash
Review what might cause a school aged child to have a white scaly rash on his scalp.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Review what might cause a baby to have periods of fast breathing and 'little shocks' when he is sleeping.
Pink Eye and Day Care
Learn more about pink eye and the complications of this common infection.
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.
Learn whether a baby might be going through a growth spurt if he wants to eat more frequently.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Problems Supplementing With Baby Formula
Review the symptoms of a food allergy in a breastfeeding infant that is being supplemented with baby formula.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Review what may cause a baby to have rib fractures, including birth trauma, child abuse, rickets, osteogenesis imperfecta, and accidental injuries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about how to cope with a child who is a picky eater.
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?
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.
Learn more about knock knees, or genu valgum, which is common in younger children.
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.
A Child Refusing To Eat And Drink
Review what might cause a child to refuse to eat and drink and lose weight.
Review whether or not your child needs to drink fruit juice.
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.
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.
Review possible causes of a chronic cough in a toddler, including infections, allergies, asthma, and reflux.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Skipping a Dose of Adderall
Question of the Week. Is it okay for my child to miss any dose of adderall?
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.
Top 6 Toddler Parenting Issues and Tips
Review these common toddler parenting issues, including picky eaters, safety, temper tantrums, speech delays, and potty training.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Swine Flu Treatments - Kids and Swine Flu
Learn about swine flu treatments, including Tamiflu and Relenza, including new dosing guidelines of Tamiflu for infants.
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.
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.
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.
Ring worm is a common misspelling for ringworm.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about the classic symptoms of mono, which can include a severe sore throat, high fever, enlarged lymph glands and fatigue.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Safety and Your Baby's High Chair
Learn how to choose a high chair for your baby and using it safely.
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.
Tips about Your Baby's Playpen
Learn how to choose a playpen for your baby and use it safely.
Review the three main styles of parenting, including parents who are authoritarian, permissive, or authoritative.
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.
Helping Your Baby To Fall Asleep
Review how to help your baby fall asleep and sleep through the night.
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.
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.
Review what finger foods, such as crackers, zwieback toast, cheese cubes, that you can feed your older infant.
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 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.
Vaccine Shortage Update
Learn about the current vaccine shortages and delays, including the current Hib vaccine shortage and how it may affect your child.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lyme Disease - Lyme Disease Prevention
Learn more about Lyme disease prevention, including how to avoid tick infested areas and about using insect repellents to keep ticks off of your kids. Page 2.
Cryptosporidiosis, an infection with the Cryptosporidium parasite, can follow drinking contaminated water and often leads to a few weeks of diarrhea, stomach cramps, and nausea. Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of crypto infections.
Names of Common Childhood Infections
Fifth disease seems like an especially odd name, but it makes sense when you consider the history of pediatrics and that erythema infectiosum was also given the name fifth disease because it was the fifth childhood infection that was known to produce a fever and rash.
Ear Infections and Language Development
Ear infections are common in children and can cause symptoms of ear pain, fever, trouble sleeping and irritability. Learn about treatments for acute otitis media, otitis media with effusion (fluid), and how ear infections can affect hearing and language learning.
Ear Infections and Language Development
Ear infections are common in children and can cause symptoms of ear pain, fever, trouble sleeping and irritability. Learn about treatments for acute otitis media, otitis media with effusion (fluid), and how ear infections can affect hearing and language learning. Page 2.
Crypto Myths and Facts
Understanding more about crypto, including common myths and facts, can help this common summertime infection from spreading too far within a community.
Child Abuse Prevention
Learn about child abuse prevention, recognizing the signs of child abuse, and the devastating effects of child abuse.
Neglect - Child Neglect and Abuse
Although people usually think of child abuse as someone physically harming a child, it is important to keep in mind that about 60 percent of child abuse cases actually involve neglect.
Rotovirus is a common misspelling for rotavirus, although some people consider it an alternative spelling.
Hidden Sources of Calcium
Review these foods that can be hidden sources of calcium, which can be especially help if your kids don't like to drink milk or orange juice or to eat cheese or yogurt.
Teens, Cell Phones, and Driving
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is calling for restrictions on the use of cell phones by teens who are learning to drive and other safety initiatives to make our streets safer for teen drivers.
Second Cases of Chicken Pox
Review whether or not you can get chicken pox more than once or if a chicken pox infection gives you lifelong immunity.
Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect
Learn about the possible physical, psychological, and behavioral consequences of child abuse.
What is Child Abuse and Neglect?
Review the official federal definition of child abuse and neglect, including the four major types of abuse - neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse.
New Breastfeeding Recommendations from the AAP
Review the latest breastfeeding recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Find a Lactation Consultant
Learn how to find a lactation consultant when you need extra help breastfeeding your baby.
Breastfeeding books can be helpful, and a picture may be worth a thousand words, but watching someone breastfeed, even if it is on a breastfeeding video, can be invaluable when you are trying to learn to breastfeed your baby.
Breastfeeding - Breastfeeding Your Baby
All moms can likely use some help and advice to make sure they are breastfeeding their baby effectively, including the best ways to get started and how coping with common breastfeeding problems.
Fluconazole To Treat Candida Albicans Infections
Fluconazole (Diflucan™) is a synthetic antifungal agent which can be used for the treatment of a variety of Candida albicans infections.
Fluconazole To Treat Candida Albicans Infections
Fluconazole (Diflucan™) is a synthetic antifungal agent which can be used for the treatment of a variety of Candida albicans infections. Page 2.
More Breastfeeding Myths
Common breastfeeding myths which are often not true and can lead to less breastfeeding, including that breastfeeding should hurt, babies need extra water and vitamins, and that formula is the same as breastmilk.
More Breastfeeding Myths
Review even more breastfeeding myths, such as if you can breastfeed after breast augmentation surgery, taking birth control pills, and preemies. Page 2.
Tips on how often your baby should be breastfeeding and how to recognize signs of hunger.
General breastfeeding tips, including how to hold your baby, get her to latch on, handling nipple pain and tenderness, pumping breast milk, and breastfeeding in public.
Nursing Strikes and Early Weaning
Review why a baby might stop breastfeeding all of a sudden during a nursing break or strike.
Using Math as a Pediatrician
Review how math is important in many day to day activities of the average Pediatrician.
Premed Course Requirements
Review what premed classes you should take in college if you want to go to medical school.
Medical School Application Timeline
Review the timeline of what will happen on your road to going to medical school and becoming a Pediatrician.
Review how to calculate and interpret your child's body mass index or BMI to help determine if he is overweight, underweight, or at a healthy weight.
Criticisms and Reliability of BMI
Because the BMI formula simply includes a child's height and weight and doesn't directly measure their body fat, a lot of people are critical of using body mass index to measure obesity. However, according to the CDC, 'BMI is a reliable indicator of body fatness for most children and teens.'
Tips on Baby Formula and Bottle Feeding
Review tips on preparting formula and feeding your baby with a bottle.
How Is Autism Diagnosed?
Review how autism is diagnosed. Pediatrics.
Review some of the symptoms of autism, which can cause a child to communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most children.
How Is Autism Treated?
Review the educational, behavioral, medical treatments for autism.
What Is Autism?
Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests.
Celebrity Baby Names Quiz - Baby Shower Game
Celebrity baby name matching games and quizzes are always popular and fun. You can have your guests take this baby names quiz online, or print out the quiz for all to use.
Celebrity Baby Names Quiz Answers
Celebrity baby name matching games and quizzes are always popular and fun. You can have your guests take this baby names quiz online, or print out the quiz for all to use. Page 2.
School Performance Problems
Sorting out the cause of a child's school problems can be difficult, but the earlier you get started looking into the cause of your child's school problems and getting him help, the more likely he is to be successful.
How to Get a Diagnosis of Autism
Review some of the steps to take to get your child evaluated for autism, including a comprehensive autism evaluation.
Hard to Control Asthma
Learn about common treatments for children with hard to control asthma symptoms, including the use of inhaled steroids, which are sometimes combined with other medications.
Peak Flows and Asthma
Peak flows are a good way to monitor how well your child's asthma is doing, and they may be a part of your child's asthma action plan. Using a peak flow meter (a small, portable device that your child blows in as hard as he can), you can measure his lung function.
Winning With Exercise-Induced Asthma
Get answers to common questions about exercise induced asthma, including treatments and what activities and sports are best for children with EIA.
Asthma Action Plan
Having an asthma action plan, which lists all of your child's medicines and when he should take them, can help you keep your child's asthma under good control.
Asthma Attack Symptoms
An asthma attack is a sudden worsening of your child's asthma. Symptoms of an asthma attack might include wheezing, chest tightness, coughing, trouble breathing, and a drop in your child's peak flows.
Asthma Treatment Tools
To effectively treat your child's asthma and prevent asthma attacks you will likely need some asthma treatment tools, which can include an asthma action plan, peak flow meter, spacer, and a nebulizer.
Learn about specific asthma triggers that can trigger or cause an asthma attack, which you may be able to avoid to limit or prevent future asthma attacks.
Using a Spacer and Mask with an MDI
Instead of using a nebulizer, you might ask your Pediatrician if your asthmatic child can use a metered dose inhaler with a spacer and mask.
What Causes Autism?
Review what causes autism. Pediatrics.
Methylin - Oral Solution and Chewable Ritalin
Ritalin is now available to treat ADHD in a chewable tablet and oral solution, which may make it easier to get your child with ADHD to take his medicine.
ADHD in the Summer
Summertime can be a great time to think about your child's ADHD medication. Does your child need a medication adjustment, medication change, or a break from his ADHD medicine?
ADHD symptoms sometimes confuse parents, as they are often given ADHD checklists or questionnaires, which list symptoms. It can be a little easier to understand ADHD symptoms if you think about them as being grouped into three major categories, including children with inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
Pill Swallowing Tips for Kids with ADHD
Review tips for getting your child with ADHD to take his medicine.
Humidifiers and Allergies
Remember that dust mites and mold like high humidity levels, so a humidifier will likely increase their levels and make your child's symptoms worse.
Accutane for Acne
Accutane (isotretinoin) is a powerful and effective medication for teens with uncontrollable or severe acne, but can also have powerful and serious side effects. Learn more about Accutane to help decide if it is the right acne treatment for your child.
Misconceptions In Pediatrics
Review some common misconceptions in Pediatrics and parenting, which can result in your treating your child inappropriately when they are sick, including recognizing when your child is lethargic, treating diarrhea, choosing appropriate cough medicines, and understanding fever phobia.
Referrals to a Pediatric Specialist
Learn about the types of specialists that are available to treat your child when he needs extra care.
Acid Reflux Symptoms
Review the symptoms of acid reflux in infants and children, which can include obvious acid reflux symptoms like spitting up and vomiting and more subtle symptoms, including irritability, weight loss, coughing, and a hoarse voice.
Review all of the available treatments for children with acne.
Acne Questions, Myths, and Facts
Review common questions, myths, and facts about acne in children, such as that eating chocolate causes acne or that the sun is good for acne.
Acne Treatment - New Acne Treatment Medications
Learn about new acne treatment medications, such as Acanya gel, CLENZIderm M.D. gel, Doryx, Epiduo gel, and Solodyn, and review older acne medications to find the right acne treatment for your child.
The Importance of Free Play
If you are simply running from lesson to lesson and your kids are overscheduled with activities, consider cutting back a little and adding in some free play.
Charging for After-Hours Phone Calls
Although it used to be typical for Pediatricians to take phone calls when their office was closed and provide free after-hours advice, more and more offices are now charging for this service. Learn more about this practice and take our poll about Pediatrician's charging for after-hours phone calls.
Child Health Insurance Programs
Get information about the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) for kids that provide children from birth to age 18 with free and low cost health insurance. This health insurance can help pay for visits to a Pediatrician, prescription medications, immunizations, hospitalizations, etc.
Are Your Kids At Risk?
Instead of testing all children, screening for risk factors is often used to find children at risk of having tuberculosis, lead poisoning, an elevated cholesterol level and/or sexually transmitted diseases. Learn about the risk factors that can determine if your child needs testing for these conditions.
Lead Poisoning Risk Factors
Review the risk factors of lead poisoning to see if your kids need to be screened for lead poisoning. Page 2.
Obesity Cholesterol and STD Screening
Review whether or not you should get your kids tested for obesity, high cholesterol, or an STD. Page 3.
Managing Food Allergies - Reading Food Labels
New food labeling rules should make it easier for you to identify and avoid ingredients and foods that your child is allergic to.
Food Allergy Myths
There are many myths out there about food allergies, from the belief that parents overreact about food allergies and they don't exist, to that kids are allergic to everything. Learning the truth about these myths can help everyone better take care of kids with food allergies, which are real and can be life-threatening.
More Food Allergy Myths
Review more food allergy myths, including the myth that food allergies aren't dangerous, food allergies aren't real, or that it is okay to eat small amounts of a food when you are allergic to it. Page 2.
Schedules and Activities for Kids
The latest reports show that kids are spending way too much time watching TV, on the computer, and using a cell phone, etc. Learn how to limit screen time and replace it with other schedules and activities for your kids.
Alternative Allergy Medicines
Review what you can do when you are having a hard time getting your child's allergy symptoms under control.
Childhood Allergy Update
If current allergy medications aren't working for your child, a newer allergy medication might be worth a try, such as Veramyst, Xyzal, Omnaris, Patanase, and/or Allegra ODT.
Dog Allergies - Hypoallergenic Dogs
When kids ask for a dog, a lot of thought has to go into making sure your family and child is ready for a pet. Don't forget to consider your child's allergies and whether or not he has asthma though, in addition to if he is responsible enough to take of a pet.
Hard to Control Allergies
Some children have hard-to-control allergies, and suffer either with their allergy symptoms or try many different allergy medicines without relief. Learn how to get help to treat your child's allergies effectively.
Allergy Medicines and Allergy Shots
In addition to avoiding allergy triggers, treating hard-to-control allergies usually involves one or more allergy medicines and may include allergy shots. Page 2.
Controlling Indoor Allergies
Although some kids with allergies only have seasonal allergies, for example, having allergy symptoms when pollen, grass, or mold counts are high in the fall or spring, many others have year round allergies. Learn how to protect them from dust mites, mold, animal dander, and other indoor allergens inside your home.
7 Common Parenting Mistakes
Learning to overcome these 7 common parenting mistakes will get you a long way towards being a more effective parent.
How much TV should kids watch?
Learn why you should take the TV out of your child's room and follow the AAP recommendation that kids watch no more than 2 hours of quality programming each day. How much TV do your kids watch?
New Year's Resolutions for Kids
In addition to your own New Year's Parenting Resolutions, this year, how about helping your kids, even your preschoolers and younger school age kids, come up with some New Year's Resolutions?
Parenting Styles and Parenting Fads
Review some of the more popular parenting fads, ideas, and parenting styles that seem to have come and gone over the years, plus a list of popular and trendy parenting books.
Many of the difficult times as a parent revolve around childhood transitions, such as when your baby weans from the breast, moves from a crib to a bed, gives up his naps, and starts kindergarten, etc. Learning about and anticipating these childhood transitions can make parenting a little easier.
Classroom Triggers for Asthma and Allergies
Get advice on dealing with things in your child's classroom that might trigger his allergy and asthma symptoms, like dust mites, chalk dust, animal dander, pollen, molds, and exercise.
Advice On Stinging Insect Allergies and Kids
Get advice of stinging insect allergies, including learning the symptoms of anaphylaxis, tips on avoiding stings, and recognizing common stinging insects, like yellow jackets, honeybees, wasps, hornets, and fire ants.
Ragweed Season and Fall Allergies
Get advice on dealing with allergy symptoms in the fall, which are often caused by ragweed.
Save Money on Allergy Medicines
Learn how to save money on your child's allergy medicines by avoiding triggers, getting free samples, and using coupons and rebates.
Relief From Spring Allergies
Review what you can do to help treat your child's symptoms from spring allergies.