The teen years present challenges for each family member. The key is learning what you can do to keep your teen’s emotions in balance.
Oh, dear! Your child is grumpy, has another fever, and isn’t eating well—again. Your young one may have hand, foot, and mouth disease.
Researchers have long known that inhaling tobacco smoke causes breathing problems, including asthma, in children. However, they haven’t been sure how mothers’ smoking during pregnancy may affect children’s breathing—until now.
Thanks to vaccines, most U.S. children are protected against serious diseases such as measles, mumps, diphtheria, polio, and chickenpox. But what happens to that protection in adolescence?
BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.
An ankle sprain is one of the most common sports injuries. It occurs when your foot turns in on itself, stretching and weakening the ligaments that bridge the ankle and foot bones. This video explains the possible causes, recommended treatment, and what you can do to prevent a sprain.