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9 Things to Know About Girls With ADHD

Why are so many females with ADHD often misunderstood and misdiagnosed? They often have inattentive type ADHD, which means they have trouble focusing and blocking out distractions but aren’t hyperactive or impulsive.

By Eileen Bailey

Xolair Update: Six months later

Survey says — Xolair appears to be working its magic six months later.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Finally, a Mom Gets the Right Diagnosis for Her Son

Amy Weiner’s son Shane started having symptoms of psoriatic arthritis as a toddler. Five dermatologists later, he finally got the correct diagnosis.

By Alisha Bridges

Reni’s Migraine Tip: Show Your True Colors

A true hero is one who reaches out to a hurting friend through the darkness of their own pain and heals them both.

By Tammy Rome

Chronic Illness and the Sibling Relationship

When all three children in a family have chronic conditions, it can strain sibling relationships—but it can also create a special kind of closeness and compassion.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Trick-or-Treating Tips for Kids With Diabetes

Halloween can be hard for a child with type 2 diabetes. These strategies will let your child have fun and enjoy some treats while staying healthy.

By Cindy Uken

Managing Rett Syndrome is a Full-Time Job

Sometimes, taking time off from work to spend time with your child is more important than leading a Fortune 250 company.

By Vera Gibbons

4 Ways to Help Your Child Deal With Asthma Embarrassment

For preteens and teens having asthma and using an inhaler can be downright embarrassing. Here are four ways to help your child cope.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

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.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

IBD Kids: Dealing with Chronic Illness

Is your child struggling with IBD? Use these tips to help your kid deal with chronic illness.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley