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Children's Health

Infant exposed to secondhand smoke by parent smoking a cigarette.
Risk Factors

Children and Secondhand Smoke Risks Decades After Exposure

Secondhand smoke exposure during childhood is linked to increase risk of COPD later in life. Learn about the risks of early exposure to smoke.

The Latest

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Chronic Life

School Success With Pediatric MS

We've got simple, doable advice for helping your child with MS manage recess, homework, fatigue and more.

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Living With

9 Top Resources for Kids With MS

It doesn’t happen often, but multiple sclerosis can and does affect kids. If your family or child has been affected, it's time to get connected. This guide will help.

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Doctor & Patient

Blazing a New Path for Kids With MS

Nurse practitioner Maria Milazzo has spent her life caring for children with pediatric multiple sclerosis, a condition that's only beginning to be understood. But from where she stands? The future is bright.

roller coaster
Brain

Helping Kids Handle the Emotional MS Roller Coaster

For children with pediatric multiple sclerosis, the physical challenges are intertwined with psychological ones. These strategies can help kids cope—even thrive—after a diagnosis.

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Living With

10 Things to Know About Kids and MS

This rare disease is challenging for the whole family. Learn more about what happens when a child has pediatric multiple sclerosis.

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Parenting

When One of Your Kids Has ADHD and Your Others Don’t

ADHD affects the whole family. Here’s how to talk about it with your kids and how to help everyone form closer, happier relationships.

Sad young boy through rainy window.
Risk Factors

IBD: A Mental Health Risk for Kids?

New research shows an increase in psychiatric disorders amongst children with inflammatory bowel disease.

Preteen girl drinking from a soda can outside.
Obesity

Kids Drinking Fewer Sugary Drinks—But We Still Have a Ways to Go

These days, more and more kids are guzzling healthier milk and water over soda pop and juice, and we couldn't be more proud.

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Parenting

Does My Kid Have ADHD? 9 Signs to Look For

It's not always easy to tell the difference between typical kid energy and behaviors that point to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Knowing these symptoms can help.

Young girl using asthma inhaler.
Inhalers

How to Manage Your Child’s Asthma—and What to Do in an Emergency

After the news that a Broadway actress died from an asthma attack at the age of 13, it’s time for a refresher on how to keep your child with asthma safe.

Meet the Experts

Eileen Bailey
Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Stephanie Stephens
M.A., Health Writer

Stephanie Stephens is a digital journalist, audio/video producer and host, specializing in health and celebrities.

Diane Domina

Diane is a Senior Content Producer at Remedy Health Media. She writes the Daily Dose for HealthCentral and is the editorial director at HealthCommunities.