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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

How Much Protein Should My Child Have?

Children actually need more protein per pound of body weight than adults because they are in a stage of growth and development during infancy, childhood, and adolescence. But is there such a thing as to much? Find out how much they should be having for their age?

By Ask HealthCentral

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

Tips for Caring for Your Child's Skin

Proper care of your child’s skin can help prevent skin problems and alert you to issues quickly so you can address them with home remedies or a call to your doctor.

By Eileen Bailey

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

Can the Flu Trigger Diabetes in Children?

Flu season may come and go for some, but it can be life-changing if it triggers type 1 diabetes. Here’s how to protect your child.

By Ginger Vieira

New Guidelines Benefit Children With Psoriasis

Kids like Cyrus Harandi with psoriasis are at risk for mental health problems. Now, the first-ever screening guidelines have been published to help doctors address this issue head-on.

By Casey Nilsson

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

Holiday Gifts for Kids with Health Challenges

If you know a child who is in the hospital or home sick over the holidays, delivering one of these gifts will help brighten their season.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

8 Safe Candies for Kids with Food Allergies

Halloween is a time for fun, but kids with food allergies need to be careful about which candies they eat. Here’s what to add to your trick-or-treat cauldron.

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team