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More Than a Bad Day: Could Your Child Have a Mood Disorder?
An angry rampage here, a crying meltdown there—being a kid is quite the emotional roller coaster. But as a parent, how can you tell the difference between what’s normal and what’s not?

Warning Signs Your Child Might Develop Adult Diabetes
It’s a well-known fact: Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for type 2 diabetes. But what if your little one is at a perfectly healthy weight? Are there other ways to predict if they might develop diabetes as an adult?

How to Make Mask-Wearing Easier for Children with Special Needs
Between therapy, school, and doctor’s visits, families of children with special needs already juggle a lot. Now, there’s an added twist: Many children ages 2 and older must wear cloth face coverings in public.

Why Well-Child Visits Matter More Than You Might Think
Taking your baby to see a doctor is important when your little one is sick. But going to regular well-child visits can be just as important.

3 Common Childhood Skin Conditions No One Talks About
Oozing sores, speckled bumps, and itchy groins might not come up in conversation with other parents. But annoying and embarrassing skin conditions affect many children. It’s time to break the silence about three icky problems and how to solve them.

Peanut Allergy 101 (for Parents)
There are no ifs, ands, or nuts about it: The number of peanut allergy cases is rising. In fact, current estimates show that nearly 2.5% of U.S. children may be allergic to peanuts. As a parent, it pays to be prepared—here’s what you should know, and how a new treatment can help.

1 in 4 Children with Autism Go Undiagnosed
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often learn, interact, and behave differently than most. At times, these unique traits can pose challenges in daily life.

Children Can Outgrow Weight Problems—With Some Healthy Changes
The health effects of childhood obesity stretch years beyond the playground. That’s why it’s so important to catch weight problems early before they become a lifelong issue.

Why Do Girls Take Longer Than Boys to Recover from Concussions?
Researchers found that girls tend to delay seeking specialty medical care for concussions, which may contribute to their slower recovery.

Parenting During a Crisis: Signs of Anxiety in Children
Coping with the COVID-19 outbreak is hard for children, too. And while they tend to have a stronger reaction to stress than adults, kids are less likely to express themselves with words. This means your child’s behavior is often the key to knowing how well he or she is adjusting. Signs of anxiety may be a clue that your child needs extra support.

Secondhand Smoke and Secondhand Vaping: Both Bad for Kids
You’ve probably heard about the health risks of secondhand smoke. Now there’s growing evidence that being around vaping is also risky for kids.

Prediabetes on the Rise in Teenagers
Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be considered diabetes. We usually think of this as a problem for adults. But it’s a growing concern in teens as well. In the U.S., about one in five youth ages 12 to 18 now have prediabetes, a recent study in JAMA Pediatrics showed.
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