Here are some tips for deciding what to do when a child awakens with a health complaint and you must determine whether the complaint is serious enough to warrant a sick day.
School avoidance syndrome, as described by doctors, is the most common cause of vague, unverifiable symptoms in school-age children and is triggered by stress, says a clinical professor of pediatrics.
A chronic, or long-lasting, illness can be difficult for anyone to deal with. But for a young child diagnosed with a chronic health condition, there are challenges for both child and parent.
With knowledge, practice and a supportive health care team, you can take care of your child without diabetes taking over your lives.
Do you keep her home or send her off to school?
Better health for your teen could be as close as your breadbox. The more whole grains teenagers eat, the leaner they are and the less likely they are to develop diabetes.
Carsickness isn't really about the car. It's about the brain's ability to interpret a message based on what it senses.
Children still need immunization because measles remains a significant threat abroad. Worldwide, more than 800,000 children die each year from measles.
When a family sits down together, it helps them handle the stresses of daily life and the hassles of day-to-day existence.
Pregnant women with asthma are just as likely to have healthy, normal babies as women without asthma -- as long as their disease is kept under control.
The prospect of new experiences away from parents or other loved ones can be quite frightening, especially for younger children. These worries are a normal part of development for all children.
Having a child with diabetes can be overwhelming. Fortunately, a team of experts can guide you now and in the years to come.
If your child starts hanging around with an imaginary friend, enjoy the company. It's often part of a child's development and usually happens between ages 3 and 6.
Knowing when to expect social and emotional milestones, and alerting your pediatrician if you suspect a delay, is the best way to prevent future problems and help your child reach his or her full potential.