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Self-Pampering

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ADHD Signs and Symptoms

In today's society, ADHD is a diagnosis most parents have heard about, but may or may not know much about. Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, affects approximately 3-5% of children in the U.S. A child with ADHD struggles with organizational skills, socialization, and poor impulse control. » Read more

Common Rashes in Children

A rash is a visual reaction on the skin. There can be various factors that contribute to a rash. Some of the causes can include: an allergy, medications, an infection or virus. A rash is your skin’s way of letting you know that something is irritating it. » Read more

RSV - respiratory syncytial virus

By JustMommies

RSV or respiratory syncytial virus can be a frightening word to the parent of a young child. You may know someone whose child was hospitalized for RSV or maybe you've heard of RSV and are just not quite sure what is and what it can do to your child. » Read more

Management of Fever in Children

By JustMommies

Fever is a rise in body temperature above the body's normal set point. Normal body temperature is between 97° -99.5° F. However, most doctors consider a temperature of 100.4° F or above as a sign of fever. » Read more

HPV (Human Papillomavirus)

By JustMommies

HPV or Human Papillomavirus is the name given to a group of over 100 related viruses. A virus is a very tiny organism that requires special microscopes to view them. Viruses require a host cell. » Read more

Head Lice

By JustMommies

Head lice is a common problem during childhood. Head lice can affect anyone regardless of age, cleanliness, social or economic status. Head lice are transported from one person to another through personal items. They do not jump or fly. Lice are small, grayish tan in color. » Read more

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

By JustMommies

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a viral illness that occurs commonly in children, although it may be seen in adults as well. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is contagious so children should be kept home from school or other group activities during the first few days of infection » Read more

Ear Infections

By JustMommies

The thought of your child wincing in pain or tugging at her ear is enough to upset any mother. Ear infections are one of the most common illnesses seen in children. Up to 3/4 of children will have experienced an ear infection by the age of three. » Read more

Your Child’s Teeth: Good Brushing, Bad Foods, and More!

By Jennifer Klam

You can tell a lot about someone by the health of their mouth. New research suggests that the health of your mouth mirrors the health of your body as a whole. Good oral health may actually prevent certain diseases from occurring, while poor oral hygiene can actually lead to other complications, including digestion problems and problems with the heart and other major organs. » Read more

Getting a Shot: Vaccine & Immunizations Update

By Elizabeth Seward

Humans have managed to utilize science to outsmart illnesses that used to wipe out entire populations at a time. We've done this through medical advances, most particularly, through vaccines and immunizations. A sick baby is the last thing you need, so be sure to keep your little one immunized with the latest vaccines in accordance with the latest credible research available. » Read more