Kids Health

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

When to Keep a Sick Child Home from School

Picture yourself getting ready for the school day when you hear your child coughing heavily. You then discover that his or her forehead is much warmer than usual. Do you keep your child home, or send him or her to school? There's so much conflicting information available on childhood illnesses and the contagion window that it makes the decision even more challenging. » 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

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

How Many Calories Should My Child Eat? Nutrition Guide for Kids

As a parent, you want to provide your children with the best nutrition.  A healthy diet full of whole grains, lean protein, fresh fruits, and vegetables is essential for growing bodies.  When you feed your family, you probably try to provide them with balanced meals, healthy snacks, and plenty of water.  But, it may be difficult to gauge the portion sizes and calories that » Read more

Inhabitots on JustMommies: The 411 On Vaccines

By Inhabitots

As a new parent, sifting through all of the various research and opinions on childhood immunizations is daunting and confusing at best. Vaccines have been making headline news during the past year, mostly due to their  » Read more

USDA Replaces the Food Pyramid

By JustMommies

On Thursday, the Surgeon General, Secretary of Agriculture, and First Lady Michelle Obama revealed the USDA’s new nutrition guide, “My Plate”.  The new visual food diagram replaces the almost 20 year old Food Pyramid, according to the Associated Press.  » Read more

What is Nursemaid's Elbow?

Nursemaid's elbow or annular ligament displacement/radial head subluxation is an injury to the ligament that keeps the radius and ulna (bones of the forearm) in position.  Nursemaid's  elbow is a common injury that occurs in children under 3 but can occur at any age.  It occurs when a strong force is applied to the forearm. » Read more