Local experts share what every parent needs to know about head lice, including signs your child might have lice, how often you should check for lice, what lice look like, when your child can be around peers, how much of your house needs to be cleaned, and whether lice carry diseases.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia released a report that provides recommendations for design changes to rear passenger seats to improve children's safety in vehicles.
Getting acne when going through puberty can impact a teen's self-esteem. A local dermatologist discusses the different ways to treat acne, and a local psychologist discusses the psychological ramifications of acne and how you can help your teen's self-esteem.
A local nutritionist shares tips to getting your child to make healthier food choices and limit the amount of sugar in their diets and discusses refined sugar versus unrefined sugar, as well as the benefits of having natural sugars as part of your diet.
Head lice screening and removal company Licenders uses new tool called the LouseBuster to dry up and kill eggs and bugs in 30 minutes. The quick head lice removal technique uses a concentrated flow of hot air.
Todd Patkin, author of "Finding Happiness: One Man’s Quest to Beat Depression and Anxiety and—Finally—Let the Sunshine In", suffered a breakdown at age 36 after dealing with anxiety and depression throughout his life. Patkin suggests eight ways parents can help their children develop good habits to grow up to be a happy adult.
Starkey Hearing Foundation's Listen Carefully program, which educates teens about the dangers of listening to music too loudly and aims to prevent teen hearing loss, has gained momentum.
Bulimia is an eating disorder that often involves vomiting, which can cause damage to the patient’s teeth over time. The American College of Prosthodontists and Kenneth S. Kurtz, D.D.S., FACP, a board-certified prosthodontist, offer dental advice for those who have or know someone who has bulimia, including how to evaluate the extent of the damage and whether it can be corrected.
The Weill Cornell Pediatric Sleep Center recently opened at the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health. The sleep center addresses sleeping issues in children, including not sleeping, apnea, and night terrors.
A University of Oxford study shows that an algal DHA dietary supplement helps to improve children's reading performance and behavior (ADHD-type symptoms).
Your teen has a cellphone, but is she using it safely? COURTEducation Online recently launched a web-based program to education teens about the dangers and consequences of sexting. The program aims to prevent teens from sexting and having promiscuous online behaviors that could harm or have legal consequences.
Dr. Hemmers of Allergy Center of Connecticut addresses the best ways to treat a baby's eczema and also comments on whether there are dangers to using steroidal medications or creams for repeat treatments on the baby's itchy rashes.
Your child has itchy rashes on his skin. A doctor of the Allergy Center of Connecticut provides an overview of the types and safety of tests you can get on your child to see whether his eczema is caused by allergies.
Your child had eczema as a baby and toddler but seemed to outgrow it around age 5. Now that she is a teenager, the eczema is resurfacing. Dr. Phil Hemmers of the Allergy Center of Connecticut explains why eczema resurfaces in teens and how to treat it in older kids.
Studies have shown that even kissing your child can cause the transfer of cavity-causing bacteria from you to your child. Marc Liechtung, D.M.D., shares what you can do to prevent this and help you child have good dental and oral health.
Teens often want to get tattoos or piercings. These forms of self-expression are permanent and teens and their parents should talk about the repercussions. Here are 10 things you and your teen should know before getting tattooed or pierced.
A University of Michigan study found that children with egg allergies had no adverse reactions to the influenza vaccine.
A University of Missouri assistant professor of health sciences has pinpointed the factors that lead to teen self-harm and suicide.
A new study done at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University found that snoring or sleep apnea are frequently linked to behavioral sleep problems such as waking repeatedly, nightmares, refusing to go to bed, and waking after only a few hours.
The American Humane Association offers tips and ideas for kids safety while traveling. Keep kids safe, healthy, and happy while traveling during the busy holiday season.
The winter months mean people are more likely to get sick with the cold and influenza viruses going around. Although it is optimal to get the flu vaccine in October, it is never too late to protect yourself and your family.
You may wonder "Is yoga right for my child?" but the answer is simple: yoga is beneficial for everyone. Yoga helps kids stay healthy but it also helps kids release stress and gain confidence. Yoga classes for kids are all-inclusive, and you can practice yoga poses at home with your child, too.
Your child and her imaginary friend are inseparable, but, most likely, you shouldn't worry about the invisible companion. Imaginary play is important for children's development, and those who had imaginary friends are shown to have more creative problem-solving skills.
If your child is overweight, deciding to talk about this unhealthy lifestyle is only the first step. It can also be a huge challenge to have a productive, helpful discussion—especially if your child is unwilling to hear what you have to say. Here are eight suggestions from Sarah Stone, co-creator and director of operations for MindStream Academy, for avoiding as much conflict as possible.
If your child is overweight, discussing that problem can be one of the most difficult conversations you’ll face as a parent. Sarah Stone, co-creator and director of operations for MindStream Academy, lists several reasons why parents are hesitant to have the “weight talk” and presents compelling reasons for overcoming that reluctance.