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Head Lice Facts

Here is a list of head lice facts that will educate you before you ever make a decision on how to treat yourself or your family. These facts will give you a better understanding of where lice come from, how to get rid of lice, why lice eggs are theRead the Rest…


What Are Germs?

 The term “germs” refers to the microscopic bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa that can cause disease. Hand washing is the single most important thing your family can do to prevent germs from leading to infections and sickness. Types of Germs Bacteria are tiny, single-celled organisms that get nutrients from theirRead the Rest…


Baby poop: What's normal?

I am breast-feeding my newborn and her bowel movements are yellow and mushy. Is this normal for baby poop? Answer from Jay L. Hoecker, M.D. Yellow, mushy bowel movements are perfectly normal for breast-fed babies. Still, there are many shades of normal when it comes to baby poop. Here’s aRead the Rest…


Fever

What is a fever? A fever means the body temperature is above normal. Your child has a fever if his: Rectal, ear, or temporal artery temperature is over 100.4°F (38.0°C). Oral or pacifier temperature is over 100°F (37.8°C). Axillary (armpit) temperature is over 99.0°F (37.2°C). Ear (tympanic) temperature method isRead the Rest…


Multivitamins: Do young children need them?

Should I give multivitamins to my preschooler? Multivitamins aren’t necessary for most healthy children who are growing normally. Foods are the best source of nutrients. Regular meals and snacks can provide all the nutrients most preschoolers need. While many young children are picky eaters, that doesn’t necessarily mean that theyRead the Rest…


9 of Your Mom's Health Rules — Updated

There was some sense behind all that advice your mother gave you, but she wasn’t right about everything. Now that you have kids, you’ve probably realized that there was actually some sense behind all that advice your mother gave you. Maybe you can thank her for your perfect posture (evenRead the Rest…


Type 1 diabetes in children

Definition Type 1 diabetes in children is a condition in which your child’s pancreas no longer produces the insulin your child needs to survive, and you’ll need to replace the missing insulin. Type 1 diabetes in children used to be known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes. The diagnosis ofRead the Rest…


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