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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

Lice: Safe & Effective Ways to Treat

By Audrey Morris

At some point in his or her school career, your child will come home with the dreaded "lice exposure" letter. Lice have nothing to do with hygiene or cleanliness-anyone can get them. And, although lice are not dangerous and do not carry disease, they are definitely annoying. They can cause itching and inflammation as well as a secondary infection. » Read more

Tips for Kids with Lactose Intolerance

By Jill Jackson

Children who have lactose intolerance can experience gas, bloating, diarrhea and even vomiting when they consume milk, or many dairy products that contain lactose, like cheese and ice cream. The symptoms of lactose intolerance are very similar to a milk allergy, but the two disorders are very different. » Read more

Obamacare: How Health Reform Affects Your Kids' Coverage

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect on October 1, 2013. On March 31, 2014, open enrollment ends and all Americans must be registered with an ACA-compliant health insurance plan (those who truly cannot afford coverage can apply for an exemption; changes to coverage can be made at major life events). » Read more

Autoimmune Disease and Fertility

By Gary Rothbard, MD, MS, AutoimmuneMom.com writer

The majority of women with autoimmune disorders are able to conceive and progress through pregnancy with little problem, producing healthy babies with few if any apparent complica » Read more