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Asthma Triggers

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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

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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

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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 Gluten Intolerance

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If your child shows sensitivity to foods with gluten, but does not have celiac disease, it's possible that she may have a non-celiac gluten sensitivity, also known as gluten intolerance.

Recognizing Celiac Disease

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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

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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

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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

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It's common for young children to be picky about what they eat. Here are a few tactics to help your child be adventurous at mealtimes.