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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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child with epilepsy

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.

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.

mom putting hat on toddler
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.

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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.

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

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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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

Helping Kids With MS Manage Relapses

Children with multiple sclerosis tend to have more frequent flare-ups than adults with the condition do. Here’s what you need to know to help them navigate their symptoms so they can focus on what they do best: being kids.

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Fitness

Ready, Set, Go! How to Keep Kids With MS Active

Don’t let a multiple sclerosis diagnosis sideline your kid from sports and play. Give them—and their cardiovascular and muscular systems—a boost with these fitness tips.

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Parenting

The Advice That Helped Most When My Child Was Diagnosed With MS

Here’s the first thing to know if your family is coping with a diagnosis of pediatric multiple sclerosis: You’re not alone.

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.