For Your Child

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease: What You Need to Know

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is common in children younger than age 5. It spreads through contact with nose, throat, or blister fluids, or bowel movements.

Food Allergy Bullying: A Growing Problem

Food allergies are everywhere—and that’s led to a side effect more surprising than rashes or throat swelling: food bullying.

Most U.S. Babies Are Starting Solid Food Too Early

The AAP recommends introducing solid foods to babies at about 6 months of age. But most babies in the U.S. are getting solids earlier than that.

How to Talk with Your Kids About Their Weight

As a parent, you’re always thinking about your kids’ health and well-being. But what if you’ve noticed your child is overweight? Here are three ways to help your son or daughter—without making your child feel self-conscious.

Study Confirms Seizures from Vaccines Are Rare

New research shows that the risk for fever-related seizures after certain vaccines is quite small.

Teen Girls Outdo Boys in Drinking, Study Says

Teen girls are beating teen boys in one sobering way: They now start drinking alcohol sooner than boys do.

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

Vegetables and fruits can be a tough sell for youngsters. But two simple changes in your family’s eating habits can help make sure that your children get enough of these healthy foods every day.