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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.

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Happy senior woman with and adult daughter in the kitchen
Parenting

Tips for Parents of Kids With Ulcerative Colitis

After your child is diagnosed with IBD, you may feel guilty. But it’s not your fault. Here’s how to support them.

Two young boys drinking a sugary beverage with colorful straws.
Nutrition

What Happens When Kids Don’t Drink Enough Water — and What You Can Do to Make Sure Yours Do

As many as 1 in 5 kids say they don’t drink water regularly. Find out what they’re downing instead (and what they’re risking because of it).

Child with asthma in the hospital with mother.
Treatment

This Basic Mistake Is Causing Kids With Asthma To Be Hospitalized

Millions of children in the U.S. have the breathing disorder — and a new study revealed dangerous gaffes with their inhaler technique.

Speeding ambulance, medical emergency.
Risk Factors

More Kids Than Cops and the Military Are Killed by Guns

More than 2,400 U.S. children were killed by firearms in 2017, the same year 144 police officers and 1,000 active military personnel died in the line of duty.

Baby sitting in high chair being fed.
Baby

Food Allergy Prevention Tips for Parents

Updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics give parents the latest information on how to prevent and manage food allergies.

Mother holding her toddler at a doctor appointment.
Vaccines

Why Your Kids Should Absolutely Get The Measles Vaccine

Despite the loud clamor that continues from the “antivaxxer” community, another study confirms that vaccines don’t cause autism and don't trigger autism.

Young girl using social media on phone.
Nutrition

Social Media and Sugar Consumption: The Strange Link Among Kids

You’ve seen the studies about the negative effect of social media on confidence and mood. New data suggests in can increase unhealthy eating habits in kids.

Cambria “Cami” Tate is still recovering from acute flaccid myelitis more than 18 months later.  Some are calling AFM the new polio.
Risk Factors

How to Protect Your Child From This Polio-like Condition

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a very rare but serious neurological condition that mimics polio. In 2018, 223 cases were reported in the U.S. — more than ever before. Like the flu, this virus changes every year — here’s what to know to stay ahead of it.

Young children watching television.
Lifestyle

Time to Take the TV Remote Away From Your Toddler

Bubble Guppies, Super Why! Caillou: There are some pretty compelling shows for toddlers these days. But they shouldn’t be watching any TV, say pediatricians.

School lunch line.
Nutrition

Kids Who Eat School Lunch Score Higher in Reading and Math

Children who eat lunch at school score higher on tests, say researchers in Germany and India, confirming previous research on nutrition and learning.

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