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Young girl using asthma inhaler.

How to Manage Your Child’s Asthma—and What to Do in an Emergency

After the news that a Broadway actress died from an asthma attack at the age of 13, it’s time for a refresher on how to keep your child with asthma safe.

By Lara DeSanto
Two young boys drinking a sugary beverage with colorful straws.

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).

By Lara DeSanto
Doctor examining a child in a hospital.

CDC: Rare, Polio-like Virus Now in 22 States

The CDC is investigating the cause of a virus that results in weakness in the arms or legs, seems to overwhelmingly afflict children, and has infected 62 people across the country so far this year.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer
kid blowing his nose in winter

The Common Cold: "Why is My Child Always Sick"

Children are more often the victims of the common cold compared to adults. Here's why.

By James Thompson, M.D.
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8 Ways to Fight Childhood Obesity

While childhood obesity rates are on the decline, it’s still a prevalent problem in the U.S. Obesity in children is linked to increased risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke later in life. Early obesity prevention is crucial. Here’s how y...

By Erica Sanderson
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Prep for Cold and Flu Season

Summer ends, the kids head back to school, and most of us settle down for what we think will be a crisp and delightful Autumn. Instead, what usually happens is that cold and flu season strikes well before winter comes calling. Get a leg up on the sea...

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team
Children in a classroom.

20 Classroom Interventions for Children with Anxiety Disorders

Although anxiety does not necessarily impact a child’s academic abilities, it can affect their ability to learn. Parents and teachers can work together to help a child succeed in the classroom.