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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease: What You Need to Know
Hand, foot, and mouth disease is common in children younger than age 5. It spreads through contact with nose, throat, or blister fluids, or bowel movements.
Food Allergy Bullying: A Growing Problem
Food allergies are everywhere—and that’s led to a side effect more surprising than rashes or throat swelling: food bullying.
Keep Teens from Lighting Up
Smoking isn’t as “cool” among teens as it used to be. Over the past 4 decades, the smoking rate among high school seniors has fallen 23%.
Most U.S. Babies Are Starting Solid Food Too Early
The AAP recommends introducing solid foods to babies at about 6 months of age. But most babies in the U.S. are getting solids earlier than that.
How to Talk with Your Kids About Their Weight
As a parent, you’re always thinking about your kids’ health and well-being. But what if you’ve noticed your child is overweight? Here are three ways to help your son or daughter—without making your child feel self-conscious.
Study Confirms Seizures from Vaccines Are Rare
New research shows that the risk for fever-related seizures after certain vaccines is quite small.
Teen Girls Outdo Boys in Drinking, Study Says
Teen girls are beating teen boys in one sobering way: They now start drinking alcohol sooner than boys do.
How to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies
Vegetables and fruits can be a tough sell for youngsters. But two simple changes in your family’s eating habits can help make sure that your children get enough of these healthy foods every day.