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

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. Did you know that the three bones of the ears - the "hammer," "anvil"
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Getting a Shot: Vaccine & Immunizations Update

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
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Dealing with Kids' Stomach & Intestinal Infections

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. Kids are at risk
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Bed-wetting: When Is It a Problem?

Wetting the bed is an embarrassing event for any kid who has graduated out of diapers. It often leads to feelings of shame and can make kids fearful of being social or participating in activities like sleepovers. Both boys and girls can experience bed-wetting issues, and the problem can last for years.
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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
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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.
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Obamacare: How Health Reform Affects Your Kids' Coverage

By JustMommies staff

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

By JustMommies staff

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. Autism is more common than you might think.
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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. Most kids will eat one or two healthy veggies, but getting them
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The Sugar Myth: Does Sugar Really Make Kids Hyper?

By JustMommies staff

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.
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