Children's Health

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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More Kids Are Killed by Guns Than Cops and the Military

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.

By Diane Domina

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.

By Diane Domina

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.

By Diane Domina

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.

By Diane Domina

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, 193 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.

By Stephanie Stephens

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.

By Diane Domina

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.

By Diane Domina

Arsenic and Lead In Fruit Juice?

About half of 45 popular commercial fruit juices have elevated levels of potentially harmful heavy metals, according to this report.

By Diane Domina

Does Gender Affect Our Perception of How Kids Feel Pain?

When it comes to pain in children, gender stereotypes persist, say researchers at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut: “Boys are more stoic,” “Girls are more emotional.”

By Diane Domina

Helping Your Hypothyroid Child

Whether your child or teen has congenital or acquired hypothyroidism, these are the symptoms and treatments you should be aware of.

By Mary Shomon

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.

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.