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There’s a New Eczema Drug on the Market for Kids

This biologic med has been available to adults and teens for a few years. Now, kids 6 through 11 years old can take it, too.

By Sarah Ellis
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Let's Talk About Eczema and Kids

Itchy skin can be irritation nation for young children. Understanding the ins and outs of this tricky condition can help you help them find comfort.

By Jennifer Tzeses
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Which Activities Are Safe for Kids This Summer?

Going stir crazy? We asked experts if it’s okay—in the middle of a pandemic—to take kids to the pool, a party, or camp.

By Sarah Ellis
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How to Answer Your Kid’s Questions About Their MS

Growing up is hard enough. But add multiple sclerosis to the mix, and challenges abound for both parents and their children.

By Stephanie Watson
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Living With

Let's Talk About Juvenile Diabetes

Diabetes can strike at any age, but when it happens to children, it has its own set problems—and solutions. Discover the unique ways this disease affects kids.

By Sunny Sea Gold
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Living With

Kids’ Top Questions About Psoriatic Arthritis

Dealing with this disease is tough. Answering your child’s questions about it can be even tougher. Here’s what to tell them.

By Alison Gwinn
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11 Tips for Raising a Child With Epilepsy

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed if your child’s been diagnosed with epilepsy. Here’s what docs and other parents want you to know so you feel less alone and more in control.

By Gail O’Connor
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.

By Lara DeSanto
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Doctor & Patient

Must-Ask Questions for Your Kid’s MS Doctor

Knowing the right questions to ask your doctor can help you (and your child) understand exactly what a pediatric MS diagnosis means.

By Claire Gillespie
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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.

By Lauren Paige Kennedy

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
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.