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Telling the Kids You Have Metastatic Melanoma

Telling your children you have metastatic melanoma is not easy. Here are some tips, such as talking to professionals and choosing the right time and place.

By Eileen Bailey

Fewer Than Half of US Youth Discuss Sensitive Topics With Docs

Fewer than one-half of U.S. young people are discussing sensitive issues like sexual health, mental health, and gun safety with their health care providers, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

By Lara DeSanto

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

Mommy, What's a J-Pouch?

How do you explain something as complex as a J-pouch to your little one when you have ulcerative colitis or another form of IBD? Here’s how one mom did it.

By Brooke Abbott

Moms With Breast Cancer: 10 Ways to Deal

As a mother, battling breast cancer is an overwhelming experience. Your very worst fear – deserting your children – becomes an all-too-real possibility.

By PJ Hamel

Does Your Teen Have Acid Reflux or an Eating Disorder?

Could potential signs of an eating disorder simply just indicate acid reflux in your child? Learn why these two conditions may get confused.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Can Parenting Styles Affect Child Anxiety?

Parenting needs to be tailored to children’s personalities say psychologists and psychiatrist. Find out how and why some children do better with more direction, while being overprotective is dangerous for others.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

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

Breastfeeding With a Disability: What You Need to Know

About 12 percent of American women who are of reproductive age have a disability. If you want to breastfeed your baby and you have a disability, these tips and strategies can help.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Managing Your Thyroid When You’re Postpartum

Being postpartum comes with its own host of hormone complications, and when you throw in thyroid disease you end up with a double whammy. While you’re taking care of your baby, it’s also important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself — especially your thyroid disease.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.