Kids Health

Tips On How To Get Your Kids To Eat More Veggies!

By Inhabitots

You may have lucked out with a child who loves to eat fresh vegetables, but many parents face a tall order when it comes to getting their kids to eat anything "green," or red, purple or yellow for that matter, if it's in fact a vegetable. » Read more

Is Your Child Stressed Out? Know the Signs

Most of us tend to look back on childhood as an easy time in our lives, especially compared to the stress of adulthood. But that doesn’t make childhood stress any less real. We tend to forget that our kids can get stressed out as well. Sometimes a child's stress from school can negatively affect other areas of life, causing behavioral changes. » 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

Recipe Tips for Kids Who Need to Lose Weight

By Jill Jackson

Dieting is difficult for anyone, but it's especially hard for children. While their friends are enjoying cookies, cakes, fast food, and other treats, they're stuck with boring, bland diet foods. If you must put your child on a diet, here are some tips and options for making it as painless as possible: » Read more

Menu Tips & Guidelines for Kids with Diabetes

By Jill Jackson

Diabetes is a metabolic disease that prevents your body from using sugar properly. There are two forms of diabetes: Type 1, where your body (your pancreas) does not make a hormone called insulin; and Type 2: where your body makes insulin, but is unable to use it. Children and teens can be diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. » Read more

4 Tips to Get Your Kids to Brush

By Alicia Purdy

If your kids are old enough to have any teeth at all, chances are you've already experienced the "joys" of getting them to brush. When the first few teeth start to come in, brushing is a somewhat novel experience for little ones, but as they age, brushing dynamics shift. Toddlers want to do everything themselves, making it tough to get a good tooth brushing session. » Read more

All about Ears: Ear Wax, Swimmers Ear, and More!

By Alicia Purdy

Without properly functioning ears, hearing wouldn't be the only function affected. You wouldn't be able to stand up straight if your ears weren't working well. For kids, ear problems have even been linked to poor school performance. » 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

Dealing with Kids' Stomach & Intestinal Infections

By Jennifer Klam

While sometimes you can pinpoint the culprit of your child's upset tummy (too much ice cream!) most of the time you won't know the exact cause. It may be acid reflux, or a stomach infection caused by a virus or bacteria. It might also be something more benign, like constipation or gas. » Read more