Parents tired of worrying about classroom outbreaks and sick of telling their elementary school-age children no to sleepovers and family gatherings felt a wave of relief Thursday when Pfizer asked the U.S. government to authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for youngsters ages 5 to 11.
Most imaginary friendships in childhood are considered normal. But a few red flags can help identify when it may be time to talk to a pediatrician.
A pediatrician explains why high temperatures and extreme heat can cause children to become sick very quickly.
In the wake of a rash of bills aimed at curbing the rights of transgender kids — specifically in youth sports — the American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement recently affirming its commitment to protecting the health and well-being of LGBTQ young people and condemning legislation that does the opposite.
If your child gets sick, notify their doctor and school immediately. Your pediatrician will help determine if your kid should get tested based on their symptoms, likelihood of exposure and the infection rates and availability of tests in your area. The CDC advises that school-age children be prioritized for testing if:
If your child’s anxiety is not improving or your child seems to be struggling with learning overall, talk with your health care provider. Together you can determine if there is a larger issue that may need to be addressed or if your child can benefit from speaking to a psychologist or psychiatrist.
Are parents really supposed to be reassured by all this talk about "mild" cases of Covid-19 in children? What about the unfortunate "few" youngsters who have died or come down with a strange and severe associated illness?
Hello, Ms. Hax:
For midnight emergencies, routine care, wellness checkups and more, here's what you need to know.
The Bay Area is defeating COVID-19. But as restrictions ease, will infections jump -- forcing us to do this all over again?
Martina Velasquez of Weston was 13 when she first became aware of secret societies for depressed teens on Instagram and Tumblr. “When you are in a position of absolute depression and hopelessness, you think you are completely alone,” she said.
— Share the facts. E-cigarettes and vapes reduce exposure to some of the harmful chemicals of tobacco cigarettes, but no one really knows the impact of these products on kids’ health. And studies show they contain formaldehyde.
The experts agree: Age shouldn’t be the deciding factor in when a child receives a cellphone. Instead, parents should weigh a child’s level of…
The pre-flight checklist for families on vacation often include making sure the kids have enough snacks and activities to last from takeoff to landing. But now there is another item to include: a first-aid kit.
To my dear friend who just had her first baby:
Fisher-Price announced a massive recall of all of its Rock ’n Play sleepers, saying that more than 30 babies have died in them. Until pretty recently, my husband and I owned — and loved — one of those 4.7 million sleepers.
Postpartum depression can catch many families off guard and become worrisome not just for the mom experiencing it but for the baby whose mother might have excessive worries about that baby’s safety or feel a lack of connection to her baby.
With children’s health care costs getting increasingly more expensive, personal-finance website WalletHub recently released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst States for Children's Health Care. Here's a look at the rankings:
Dr. Cheryl Thomas Peters and her husband Dr. Jim Peters hear a frequent comment when they go out together in public.
When he was 11 years old, LJ Stroud of St. Augustine, Florida, had a tooth emerge in a place where no tooth belongs: the roof of his mouth.