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Cradle Cap

Those plump cheeks, those sleepy eyes, that adorable dimple. Your newborn is just angelic — except for the thick, crusty, yellowish-brown scales all over his scalp, called cradle cap.

Preventing Backpack Injuries

Your child's criteria for a backpack may be that it looks cool or has his favorite superhero emblazoned on the front. But you should also have some requirements when it comes to your child’s backpack.

Medication Dosing

When your baby isn't feeling well, you do all you can to make her feel better, including offering medicines for fever and aches. However, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that almost 40 percent of parents get the dose wrong when measuring their children's medicines.

Tanning Bed Dangers

After a summer of fun in the sun, many people like to maintain their tans by going to a tanning bed. However, a new study shows that young people who use tanning beds are at greater risk of developing skin cancer at a young age.


A mosquito-borne illness once rarely seen in the United States has cropped up this summer, most recently in Florida this past July. Chikungunya, while not fatal, causes a fever and joint pain and can be very uncomfortable, especially for young children.

What You Need to Know About West Nile Virus

West Nile is an arbovirus, a virus that can cause infections of the central nervous system, inflammation of the joints and liver infections. It is the most common arbovirus in the United States.

Understanding Lyme Disease

Recently, there have been reports of an increase in cases of Lyme disease. It's important for all parents to understand Lyme disease, its symptoms and how to prevent it.

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.

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