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Childhood Diabetes (Type 1 Diabetes)

By Alicia Purdy

Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), also known as childhood or juvenile diabetes, is a scary, complicated diagnosis for most parents to hear. It will mean a big adjustment for you, your child and the people in your life. The good news is that there have been a number of developments in recent years that make living with this type of diabetes very manageable. » Read more

Current News on Autism: Developments, Research & Studies

By Inhabitots

The latest statistic on autism in America is staggering to say the least. Currently, 1 in 68 US children has autism spectrum disorder. » 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

When Your Child Is on the Spectrum: Dealing with an Autism Disorder

If your child has an autism disorder, you’ve probably been riding an emotional roller coaster. It’s no easy task to know how to respond to the unusual outbursts, lack of speech, or other unpredictable behaviors that can be typical of an autistic child. » Read more

The Sugar Myth: Does Sugar Really Make Kids Hyper?

Your kids are over at their favorite relative’s house.  When Uncle Tim hands them each a bag of candy, they run away screaming with delight.  It doesn’t take long before you notice that your kids suddenly have an abundance of energy.  They are running through the house, bouncing-off-the-walls hyper.  Could it be that the sugary rush of carbohydrates gave th » Read more

6 Things You Didn't Know About the Gardasil Vaccine

There is a lot of controversy over vaccines, and especially over one being recommended for young girls before puberty, when the virus is a sexually transmitted one. Here are six things you may not know about Gardasil, which is a recombinant vaccine created for the prevention of cervical cancer. 1. Who and what is Gardasil for? » Read more

Parenting and Media: Keep Kids Healthy with Engaging Fitness Apps

Government statistics indicate that one-third of all children in the U.S. are obese and overweight. Diet and lack of exercise are leading culprits in this trend, and the onset of digital media hasn't helped. Kids are spending a lot more time sitting around using online media, playing video games and fussing with gadgets than they used to. » Read more