| Sep 8, 2010
| 2:12 PM
For 10-year-old Jacob Krause, getting ready for the new school year wasn't a simple matter of back-to-school shopping. It also involved working out logistics for getting to the bathroom as many as 20 times during a single school day.
| Aug 26, 2010
My 7-year-old loves bacon.
She loves it almost as much she loves pigs who are still alive.
And so our recent farm visit to witness a slaughter was not easy.
For years I've been talking to Miranda and her brother, Joe, about appreciating the sources...
| Nov 3, 2010
While I've been fighting a cold myself, the office has been full of children of every age blowing their noses and raising a cacophony of coughs. So I thought I'd take another look at alternative ways to prevent and treat the common cold.
| Sep 22, 2010
| 1:36 PM
A night out used to mean dinner, a show or sporting event, and of course, a nice glass of wine.
Now that I'm a parent, date night is more likely to include my couch, Netflix and take-out.
Why? I'm too cheap to hire a babysitter.
The question of what...
| Sep 24, 2010
The average American child spends four to five hours a day in front of a screen—that's roughly one-third of their waking time either in front of a TV or a computer, and all that screen time could be adding up to poor health.
The trend toward more...
| Oct 21, 2010
When Oakland, Calif., mom Patricia Miranda's oldest son, Eduardo, was declared overweight and diagnosed with high cholesterol at age 5, she knew something about the family's eating habits had to change. But she didn't know where to start.
"I never got...
| Aug 25, 2010
In some cases, obese children should be removed from their homes, according to a group of child health specialists from England and Ireland.
If parents fail to provide medical treatment for a child with a chronic disease like asthma or epilepsy,...
| Sep 29, 2010
Sadly, the problem with obesity in America doesn't seem to be going away and is not even improving. The latest data shows that adult obesity rates rose in 23 states in 2009 and the trend seems to be continuing in 2010.
Obesity and the problems associated...
| Sep 23, 2010
Upper-income parents are more likely to have children with autism, according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison study. The findings suggest either the genetics or the lifestyles of wealthier people predispose their children to autism.
| Sep 17, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 18-month-old has had six ear infections in the last year. Is it time for ear tubes?
ANSWER: Middle ear (between the eardrum and the inner ear) infections are common in young children, and most of these infections are relatively...
| Sep 3, 2010
With Labor Day only a few days away, many families will be traveling this weekend. Some are heading to the mountains, or maybe camping and hiking in a national park. Others may be headed for adventures in South America or even Asia and encounter higher...