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If you're looking for the country with the most sleep-deprived children, look no further.
Melanoma in kids is on the rise. While still relatively rare, this deadly skin cancer has been increasing each year according to a long-term study released in the Journal of Pediatrics. Among childhood cases, 75 percent of them occur in adolesce...
I remember the infant-feeding days well, very well. I recall blueberry-smothered faces, tiny hands squishing puréed squash through clenched little fists, and generally, a feeling that my growing babies loved mealtime.
Whether you're a parent of a teen or simply an observer, you know this is to be true: 93 percent of teens are online. With social media platforms such as Facebook and handy smartphone apps, teens are digitally connected wherever they go.
Whooping cough (a.k.a. pertussis) is a respiratory infection caused by a very contagious bacterium, B. pertussis. It starts out looking like the common cold but after a week or two turns into a terrible cough that causes coughing fits and diffic...
Food allergies among children have been rising in the past few years.
This fall, many children will be making huge transitions. Whether it's starting kindergarten or the closing of a school and the move to a new one, this transition can certainly stress any child out.
Editor's note: Dr. Melissa Arca's column, "Confessions of a Dr. Mom," regularly appears in the Thursday Living Here/Health & Fitness pages. This is an extra column addressing the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Like everyone else in America right now, I am heartbroken. My heart aches for those innocent lives lost yesterday in Newton, Connecticut. The story is unbelievable. And yet, today, 20 parents are living their worst nightmare. It shakes us all ...
Runny noses, congestion and coughs abound in pediatric clinics right now.