Health

From teething to adolescence and everything in between. Help keep your child healthy as they grow.

Proper Nutrition Can Make Your Child a Top Student

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gobala Krishnan

by Gobala Krishnan It is important that your child gets his or her nutrition early on, preferably form Grade 1. This is the most important time for brain development, as […]

Beat the Bug: Your Guide to Colds & Flus

February 12th, 2013 posted by PlanetRx.com

How do you know it’s cold and flu season? One word: ah-choo! About 25 million to 50 million people in the United States will get the flu this year, and […]

As a mother of five small children, my eyes have really been opened to what we’re putting in our bodies on a daily basis. Without even thinking about it, millions […]

Produce: Healthy or Harmful?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

by Rochelle Davis, Executive Director, Generation Green Overuse of pesticides takes its greatest toll on children. Relative to their size and weight, children eat more food and drink more fluids […]

Adolescent Angst

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cora Lucas

by Cora Lucas On top of the general surge of hormones, young people are prone to experience depression. Stuck at the crossroads of adulthood, adolescents customarily feel low on the […]

Poison Ivy: Remedies and Tips

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Poison Ivy. Even typing it makes me itchy. It’s amazing that wildlife actually enjoys this plant that makes most of us pretty miserable. Many of the same treatments and tips […]

Better Nutrition for Better Teeth & Gums

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Cavities are the single most common chronic childhood affliction – five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever. Despite their prevalence, cavities shouldn’t be […]

Is it a Speech Problem?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Dr. Gwenn Schurgin O’Keeffe, MD, FAAP Dear Dr. Gwenn, We adopted our now 22 month old daughter from Guatemala last year. She was in an orphanage until 4 months old […]

Second Opinions

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Thankfully most children are healthy and many will never need the care of a specialist. But should you find yourself in a situation that requires input beyond your pediatrician, there […]

Beyond The Blues: Kids and Depression

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Maryann Rosenthal

Over 11 million prescriptions were written last year for kids with depression. That did not include those who didn’t even see a doctor. Growing up is never easy. It is […]

Exercises to Get You and Your Kids Awake in the Morning

February 12th, 2013 posted by Tracey Mallett

The first thing you should do in the morning before getting out of bed is to stretch. I love to do the following cross over back stretch which helps release […]

Beyond the Checkup: Many Faces of Your Child’s Pediatrician

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Last year I treated an adorable 6 month old infant girl in the ER for a cold. The EMR (electronic medical record) highlighted that the family had recently been to […]

Is it Asthma?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Dr. Gwenn Schurgin O’Keeffe, MD, FAAP Dear Dr. Gwenn, My grandson is 3 years old. He had tonsillitis and ear infections for about three months. After about 4 different antibiotics […]

Sleep Apnea in Toddlers

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Dear Dr. Gwenn, Our son (aged 29 months) was referred to ENT for sleep apnea. The overnight monitor showed his O2 levels to be low, but not enough to warrant […]

Easing Their Terrible Fears

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Q: My daughter recently turned 7 years old. About 6 months ago she developed a terrible fear. She is awfully afraid of wind, even a slight breeze, clouds and rain. […]

30 Healthier Snack Ideas for Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

It’s time for the kids to head back to school. When they come home each afternoon have healthier snacks waiting so that they don’t grab for potato chips or cookies. […]

Brain Boosters

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kymythy R. Schultze, C.N.

by Kymythy R. Schultze, C.N. A child with good brain health has the opportunity to be more successful in their schoolwork, and that translates to a better school year for […]

Is My Baby Teething?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Dr. Gwenn Schurgin O’Keeffe, MD, FAAP Dear Dr. Gwenn, My 9 month old is very fussy and cries the minute I put the spoon in his mouth. He will eat […]

Sleep Deprived Children Have Health Problems

February 12th, 2013 posted by Patti Teel

If your child has frequent health and/or emotional problems, consider that a lack of sleep may be all or at least part of the problem. Every function in the body […]

Eating Right for Sleep

February 12th, 2013 posted by Patti Teel

Food has a huge impact on a child’s well-being. It can energize, increase hyperactivity or induce fatigue. Just as a lack of sleep can jumble a child’s thinking or cause […]

5 Exercises Kids Should Never Do

February 12th, 2013 posted by eFit.com

Why a great workout for you could be dangerous to your kids Fitness isn’t just a fad; it’s a way of life. Sooner or later, your kids will want to […]

Can I Put My 8 yr. Old Son On A Diet?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Dear Dr. Gwenn, I have an eight year old son who is 51″ high and 85lbs. He is hungry all the time and I worry about his food choices. As […]

Just Because It’s a Virus, Doesn’t Mean Your Child is not Sick

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

By the time we become adults, our bodies are old pros at battling the most common of pathogens we face, viruses. Our kids, however, are still developing. Their immune systems […]

Snacking Done Right

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Rallie McAllister

by Dr. Rallie McAllister Snacking has gotten a bad rap. Mention the word “snack,” and visions of cookies, chips, and sodas begin to dance through most parents’ heads. But in […]

Chicken Pox Vaccination or Not?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Paul

Q: My family physician has suggested that we have our 18-month-old daughter vaccinated with the chicken pox vaccine. Is there enough information out there to support this recommendation? A: Chicken […]

A Chronically Stuffy Nose May be a Sign of Allergies

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Paul

Dear Dr. Paul: When my daughter gets a common cold, she also gets a stuffy nose that seems to lasts for a long time. It usually turns into a sinus […]

Can I Use Over the Counter Wart Remover?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Dr. Gwenn Schurgin O’Keeffe, MD, FAAP Dear Dr. Gwenn, My 7 year old granddaughter has 2 warts on the left side of her stomach. They stick out 1/4 inch. She […]

Kids & Exercise

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jenny Wanderscheid

Over the summer vacation, it is very easy for our children to become sedentary. The weather is hot, is some cases dangerously so, and children just don’t want to play […]

Taking Care of Troubled Tummies

February 12th, 2013 posted by Tanya Remer Altmann, M.D.

by Tanya Remer Altmann, M.D. Diarrhea is not the most pleasant topic to discuss or even think about, but the truth is, it affects one and a half million children […]

Cow’s Milk During The First Year

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Paul

Q: My daughter is almost one year old and has been on baby formula all of her life. When should I stop giving her formula? I am also feeding her […]

Featured Contributor

Cindy Rowe
Cindy Rowe (7 Posts)

Cindy Rowe is the owner/editor of Crazylou Creations blog. On the blog, you will find a little bit of crazy, and a whole lot of fun! As a FT working mother, she still finds time to create crafts, play around in the kitchen, plan parties and exercise. You'll find all of this and more on her blog!


Contests & Giveaways

Win Fun Stuff!

Check out all the fun goodies we are
giving away here!

Featured Giveaway

***WE HAVE A WINNER!**** Our #2 Anonymous Poster says: What an awesome giveaway! I’d love to win this and give it to my grandkids for Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway  […]   READ ARTICLE

Giveaways change every couple of weeks, so be sure to check back often.

Coming up!

Orange Carrot Less-Drip Ice Pops

Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]