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children

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.

Low temps, little bundles

No matter what Old Man Winter throws at you, a few smart precautions will ensure your little ones stay warm when you take them out and about.

Got youngsters? Watch for holiday hazards

The tiny revelers among us are drawn to all that sparkles and shines—so keep an eye on those Christmas lights and ornaments.

In kids with MS, diet has outsized role

Saturated fats from certain foods can cause inflammation that leads to a relapse of MS in younger patients, new research shows.

Hey, baby—let’s talk skin care

New guidelines say parents should begin to emphasize lotion, clothing and healthy sun habits when their child is 6 months old.

7 tips for childproofing your home

Keep toxics, meds and small objects out of sight and out of reach.

U.S. kids overdosing on dietary supplements

Children under age 6 are often the most affected.

In every game, there’s risk

Parents should know that athlete safety is less about choice of sport and more about a child's training.

Parenthood an elixir for longevity?

Researchers compare life expectancy with marital status and parenthood, to see whether having a child influences how long a person lives.

The sour note on fake sweeteners

Childhood use of sugar substitutes jumped 200 percent from 1999 to 2012—and that's not a good thing.

Master the mealtime matchup  

Put down that broccoli and take a breath. You don’t have to go head-to-head with your feisty little one at every meal.

Write your child’s anaphylaxis plan

Caregivers of severely allergic children should know what to do in an emergency—and always have an epinephrine auto-injector on hand.

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