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Let's Talk About Juvenile Diabetes

Diabetes can strike at any age, but when it happens to children, it has its own set problems—and solutions. Discover the unique ways this disease affects kids.

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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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How Tired Is Too Tired?

Sometimes sleep eludes us all. But a new study found that some of us may be walking around with an undiagnosed chronic fatigue syndrome.

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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.”

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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.

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CDC Reports Increase in Polio-Like Illness, Mostly in Kids

As the total number of confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 2018 rose to 90 across 27 states, a CDC report suggests the cause may be viral.

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What is Wilms Tumor?

Wilms tumor is the most common type of pediatric kidney cancer. Learn what it is, how it's treated, and why 90 percent of kids survive to live normal lives.

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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.

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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.

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10 Facts About Childhood Schizophrenia

Early diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia lead to better outcomes. Eileen Bailey highlights what you should know about childhood schizophrenia.