It's best to catch vision problems while a child is very young. Later, problems are harder to correct.
Power tools make yard work easier, from mowing the lawn to trimming the bushes. These tools, however, also pose a threat to children if precautions aren't taken.
Most headaches in kids are caused by tension, not disease. Your pediatrician can determine what kind of headache your child has.
Depression is a mood disorder that involves a adolescent's body, mood, and thoughts. It can affect and disrupt eating, sleeping, or thinking patterns.
Activity can help prevent heart disease, cancer, and stroke. It can also lessen feelings of depression, and boost confidence. As children get older, they often reduce their physical activity. Because of this, making activity a family priority is key.
Young children often suck on their thumbs. It's perfectly normal, even though some parents fret about it.
Children who have ADHD are often given medicine as part of their treatment plan. The type of medicine most often chosen is a psychostimulant.
OTC drugs have information on the bottle or box. Always read this information before using the medicine.
About 4.9 million children live in households headed by grandparents. These are commonly called “grandfamilies” or “second families.” Two out of three of your fellow grandparents handling this responsibility are older than 50, and the children are often under age 6.
If you have toys that have been recalled, don’t throw them out. Take them back to the store where they came from.
few mothers- and fathers-to-be receive training for the much more challenging and long-term tasks: becoming good parents and remaining close and loving partners in the face of new stresses and strains as their family grows.
While being a new Mom brings lots of joy, it also brings stress—something a crying baby can make worse. A better understanding of why your baby cries can help you deal with this stress in a healthy way and help you avoid the most common form of child abuse: Shaken baby syndrome.
You may think of heart disease as a problem for adults, not your young children. But diet and exercise habits started in childhood can begin a lifetime of heart health, or a lifetime of heart damage.
Inhalants are breathable chemical vapors that produce mind-altering effects. Knowing the facts about inhalants can help you protect your children.
On the street, GHB is used for is ability to produce a feeling of euphoria and hallucinations.
Although lead poisoning is often associated with the paint of older homes, children may be exposed to lead if the soldering on water pipes is new. In fact, lead may be found in many parts of a home, including soil, food or even the air.
A medical error can occur when something that was planned for medical care doesn't work, or when the wrong plan was used in the first place.
Peer pressure can get the best of children and push them to do things that they don't really want to do. Parents can counter it, if they're ready to help.
Research shows that adolescents who grow up with high self-esteem are far less likely to abuse drugs or drink, compared with children who grow up without much sense of self-worth.
Research shows that reading regularly to young children, especially those between ages 6 months and 5 years, is central to their overall growth and development.
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You can help your child by being prepared and preventing injuries from happening. It is important to take charge of your child's health and follow a program designed to help you and your family stay healthy and safe.
Some children grow more slowly than others. Height in the low normal range is still normal, healthcare providers say.