Health & Wellness Library

Health & Wellness Library

Articles, videos and more to keep your family healthy.


  • Surviving the time change with a toddler

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    Surviving the time change with a toddler

    When daylight saving time changes come around, or you need to adjust your child’s sleep schedule for other reasons, you should take careful steps to change the bedtime routine.


  • Allergies vs. colds in children

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    Allergies vs. colds in children

    If your child seems to constantly have a runny nose, cough or congestion, you are not alone. A pediatrician shares eight ways to tell the difference between a cold and allergies.


  • Kidney stones can happen to kids too

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    Kidney stones can happen to kids too

    Most people think of kidney stones as an adults-only condition, but anyone can get them, and that means children too. A kidney stone is a pebbly substance that forms in a child’s kidney if the urine mineral level is too high. Kidney stones must be treated by a health care professional.


  • Your child’s sleep affects their brain

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    Your child’s sleep affects their brain

    Sleep is vital for everyone’s brain health - but especially for growing and developing kids. Without enough sleep, certain brain functions may not work as effectively as they otherwise could.


  • 3 Hidden signs of celiac disease in children

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    3 Hidden signs of celiac disease in children

    It's not commonplace for a child to need a gluten-free diet to stay healthy, but when it's your child, you want the facts and a plan. One in every 130 children has celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder in which gluten (a protein in wheat, rye and barley) inflames the intestines.


  • Your guide to preventing and treating the flu

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    Your guide to preventing and treating the flu

    Influenza, or the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a viral infection that affects the lungs, mouth and throat. It isn't the same as a stomach "flu," which is the result of viruses in the gastrointestinal tract.


  • 5 headache triggers – and how to avoid them

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    5 headache triggers – and how to avoid them

    Headaches in children of all ages may be more common than you think. Often, a child's headaches are incorrectly thought to be related to sinus or vision problems, frequently delaying treatment. Because young kids may not be able to communicate what’s wrong, you may notice they stop playing, avoid light or noise, or just want to lie down when they develop a headache.


  • How to get kids to eat vegetables

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    How to get kids to eat vegetables

    Meals shouldn't be battles, but for many parents getting children to eat their vegetables is anything but easy. Frustrated moms and dads have tried just about everything: bribing, begging, sneaking vegetables in other foods and many other creative efforts.


  • 8 tips to reduce spring allergy symptoms

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    8 tips to reduce spring allergy symptoms

    Hay fever is far and away the most common allergy in the United States. Depending on the type of pollen your child is allergic to, he or she may only have symptoms at certain times of year. For instance, a child with a birch pollen allergy will have increased symptoms in the spring when birch trees are in bloom. Kids with grass allergies will be hit hardest during the summer, while those with ragweed allergies will suffer most in the fall.


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