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Be watchful for obstructive sleep apnea in your adolescent

Family Health: Snoring, unusual fatigue, and odd sleeping positions could be symptoms that your child needs medical attention. Read more…

What to know about juvenile arthritis

What to know about juvenile arthritis

Family Health: There’s much to be learned about juvenile arthritis, which affects 300,000 children across the United States. There are many available treatment options and lifestyle choices that can provide relief from pain and inflammation. Read more…

Avoid slime burns with these tips from a pediatrician

Avoid slime burns with these tips from a pediatrician

Family Health: Making slime might be a fun fad, but there are good reasons why a parent needs to be supervising the mayhem. Read more…

Be sure to vaccinate your children against infectious diseases

Family Health: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend early childhood vaccinations for measles, mumps, and rubella. Read more…

Spider bite symptoms and treatment

Spider bite symptoms and treatment

Family Health: How to know if a spider bite is serious and tips for avoiding them altogether. Read more…

Ticked off: What to know about bites, Lyme disease, and prevention

Ticked off: What to know about bites, Lyme disease, and prevention

Family Health: With proper prevention and routinely checking for ticks and bites, parents can help their children safely enjoy outdoor fun. Read more…

Summer fun safety: Good sun protection practice is crucial for lifelong health

Summer fun safety: Good sun protection practice is crucial for lifelong health

Family Health: It is essential to take precautions while playing outside, especially during these sunniest months of the year. Read more…

Bed-wetting: How old is too old?

Bed-wetting: How old is too old?

Family Health: Is 6 years old too old to still be having nighttime accidents? Read more…

A pox on the party: Chicken pox parties dangerous for kids

A pox on the party: Chicken pox parties dangerous for kids

Family Health: How should you respond to an invitation for a “pox party”? Read more…

Controlling children’s asthma during cold months

Family Health: Outdoors and indoors, winter can be rough for children with asthma. Read more…

Snap, crack, pop!: Tips on evaluating a sprained ankle

Family Health: When is a twisted ankle something more serious, and what are the signs — and sounds — that let you know your child needs to go to the emergency room? Read more…

Children and frostbite: When to be concerned

Children and frostbite: When to be concerned

Family Health: As long as you take the proper precautions, children can have all the wintertime fun they want. Read more…
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