Children's Health

Why Your Child May Need Pulmonary Function Tests

Pulmonary function tests are key to diagnosing and managing lung conditions like asthma in children. Here are a few reasons why your child might need them.


Teens Who Witness Bullying Are Also at Risk

Young teens who witness minor acts of violence like threats and insults, but aren't victims of bullying, are also at increased risk for mental health problems.

By Diane Domina

Religion During Adolescence Linked to Better Health in Young Adults

People who are spiritual as kids and teens are less likely to have certain health problems than young adults without regular religious habits.

By Diane Domina

FDA Steps Up the Fight Against Kid-Friendly E-Cigarettes

The FDA enacted a number of measures to prevent the sale of e-cigarettes to kids and teens, including more than 1,300 warning letters and fines to retailers.

By Diane Domina

Teens Born Through IVF Are at Higher Risk of Hypertension

Adolescents conceived using assisted reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF) are at increased risk for heart problems and hypertension.

By Diane Domina

Antibiotic Side Effects Send Tens of Thousands of Kids to the ER Each Year

Each year from 2011 to 2015, about 70,000 kids were treated in ERs for side effects and allergic reactions caused by antibiotics, according to the CDC.

By Diane Domina

Your Child Has Eczema: Now What?

It's hard enough to manage eczema as an adult. What do you do when your child exhibits symptoms? Eileen Bailey offers these practice tips for parenting with eczema.

By Eileen Bailey

Kids Are More Vulnerable to the Health Effects of Climate Change

Climate change affects everything — and everyone — on earth, and children appear to be more vulnerable to its effects than adults.

By Diane Domina

Are You a Nursing Mother? Don't Drink

Women who drink alcohol while breastfeeding may be more likely than those who abstain from alcohol to have children with cognitive problems.

By Diane Domina

Secondhand Marijuana Smoke a Danger to Kids

Secondhand marijuana smoke exposure may be more dangerous previously thought, especially for children living in close quarters with smokers.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Mom, Dad, Put Down Your Phone While Driving

About half of parents admit to talking on a cell phone while driving with kids ages 4 to 10, according to a survey conducted by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

By Diane Domina