It can be difficult to know how to help your overweight child. Identifying certain behaviors can help. But it's also important to rule out any health causes.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder, affecting more than 4 million kids. Learn more about ADHD by taking this quiz.
Sooner or later your child will simply be too big for his or her crib. Most children will move to a bed by age 2.
When your children act as if they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders, maybe you should check their backpacks. Overloaded packs can put stress on muscles and soft tissues.
You're a careful parent who steers children away from things that could harm them. So, for safety's sake, look through your home often. Keep an eye out for not-so-obvious hazards, like window blinds and household chemicals.
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common mental affecting millions of children.
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.
There are benefits to getting regular exercise during pregnancy for most women. Work with your health care provider to develop a safe exercise program you can do throughout your pregnancy. This video discusses the benefits of exercise, as well as recommendations on how to exercise.
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