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Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease: What You Need to Know

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common childhood illness that gets its name from the distinctive rash that appears in the mouth and on the hands and feet

Asthma Triggers

If you have a child with asthma, you know that daily life can sometimes be a real challenge. Knowing what triggers your child's asthma can help make things much easier for your child and your family.

Recognizing Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

The old saying goes: "Leaves of three, let them be." Poison ivy, oak and sumac are three plants that carry the same poison – urushiol , a colorless, odorless oil that causes an itchy, irritating rash. While they differ in appearance, all of the plants grow white, cream or yellow berries in the fall.

Understanding Excessive Sweating: Hyperhidrosis

It's summer, and when it gets hot, our bodies sweat to help regulate our body temperature. But for some people, sweating in much greater amounts than necessary happens regardless of the temperature. This condition is called hyperhidrosis. In most cases, hyperhidrosis occurs for no apparent reason.

Recognizing a Wheat Allergy

Intolerance, allergy or autoimmune disease? When it comes to wheat and gluten – the protein found in wheat – there are many ways the body can react.

Gluten Intolerance

If your child shows sensitivity to foods with gluten, but has had a negative result on a test for celiac disease, it's possible that she may have a non-celiac gluten sensitivity, which is otherwise known as gluten intolerance.

Recognizing Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is one of the most common genetic conditions in the world, affecting 1 in every 133 people. People with celiac are not able to digest gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley.

Active Moms, Active Kids

Like father, like son. Like mother, like daughter. Many kids follow in their parents’ footsteps as they grow up. But as a new study shows when it comes to staying active, little ones follow their mother's lead.

The Return of Measles

Since the measles vaccine became available in 1963, there has been a 99 percent decline in the disease. However, measles is not totally eradicated — the first four months of 2014 saw the highest number of reported measles cases in the United States since 1996.

New Foods

It is very common for young children to be picky about what they eat. Some are pickier than others, and may only have a list of five foods they will eat. If you’re looking for ways to help your child be adventurous at mealtimes, here are a few tactics you can try.

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