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What’s The Best Treatment For Diaper Rash?

What can I do for my baby’s diaper rash? more

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7 Home Remedies For Ear Infections

Here's how to relieve your child's discomfort from ear pain. more

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4 Skin Care Tips For Children With Eczema

As many as 1 in 10 U.S. children have atopic dermatitis (“eczema”), a recurrent and distressing condition characterized by recurrent cycles of red, rough, and itchy skin. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) 2014 clinical report, caring for... more

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Will Moisturizers Help With Eczema?

Will applying a daily moisturizer to a child's skin help prevent symptoms of eczema? more

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Is There A Right Way To Wash Hands?

What are the best handwashing techniques to teach my children to properly wash their hands? more

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7 Ways To Cope With Coughs

Strategies for dealing with the cough that just won’t go away. more

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Flu Spray Preferred For Children Ages 2–8

It has become a truism of public health: Another year, another flu vaccination. Since 2010, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that every person 6 months of age or older receive the flu vaccine. For... more

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What Parents Need To Know About EV-D68

Updated February 10, 2015 “Keep your hands away from your face,” I tell my 7-year-old nailbiter. “You don’t want to put germs in your mouth.” It’s the same thing I’ve said to him many times over the past few months,... more

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Is Dirt Bad For Babies?

Is it okay to let my baby dig in the dirt? I don’t worry about her messing up her clothes but I do worry about her health. more

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Helmet Therapy May Not Help Infant Skull Flattening

Helmet therapy is a common and costly treatment for infants who develop positional skull deformity—a medical condition known as plagiocephaly that is often marked by a flattening of the back of the child’s head during the first few months of... more