Good news for parents: Teens are delaying sex

Fewer are sexually active these days, as many wait until later in high school to try sex for the first time.

Exercise boosts kids' brain health, too

Working up a sweat is good for cognition, whether you're 8 or 80.

The scoop on head lice

If your child is itching, don't fret. A pediatric nurse practitioner provides clear-cut tips that won't leave you scratching your head.

Patient Story

May the force heal you

Star Wars characters visit patients and lift spirits at children's hospital.

Have the flu? Stay home and get care in minutes

ERs are busy as seasonal cases surge. An expert medical team directs patients to a better, more convenient option.

Most U.S. babies start solid foods too soon

More than half of parents in the United States get it wrong.

Can eating fish make kids smarter?

Myth has it that fish is brain food—but it just might be more than myth.

Demystify your child's BMI

Become better informed now to help your child develop nutrition and activity habits that promote healthy weight gain over the coming years.

Your top stories of 2017

From inspirational to informational, Health Beat delivers you a daily dose of stories you don’t want to miss. Here are the best of the best.

Put your coat on; you’ll catch a cold!

Or will you? Doctors help parents navigate the age-old battle.

Patient Story

Hello, beautiful

The top 10 list of baby names includes lots of favorites from last year, and a couple of new additions.

Patient Story

‘Just straight-up shock’

When a leukemia diagnosis interrupted Alex McCready's teen years, he worked hard to "keep it positive."