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Acupuncture for Children
Several recent studies have suggested that children can benefit from acupuncture treatment for certain conditions.
Alternatives to Kids' Cold Medicines
With many children's cold remedies now recalled, what can parents do to ease their kids' symptoms? Dr. Weil offers safe, natural suggestions.
Asthma and Exercise
Exercise can trigger asthma symptoms in children and adults - even those who don't otherwise suffer from the condition.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common diagnosis for children and, increasingly, adults. Learn about natural therapies here.
Balancing Fast Food and Healthy Food
Fast food is a huge problem these days. We like it - kids especially - but it is making us unhealthy and fat.
Although by age 8 most youngsters have outgrown bedwetting, a sizeable minority still haven't.
Broken Bones
Results of a study at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., suggest that the rate of wrist and forearm fractures among young girls has increased dramatically in the last 30 years.
Carsickness, like all types of motion sickness, occurs when the brain receives conflicting signals from the inner ears, eyes, and other parts of the body that sense motion.
Children's Health Tip: Tips for Managing Your Child's Weight
Is your child overweight? Here are steps you can take to help your child form new health habits.
Colicky Babies
First, exclude other reasons for the baby's crying. Make sure the infant isn't running a fever, isn't lethargic, is eating normally and isn't having any trouble breathing.
Constipation is a common problem for children and usually is temporary.
Diana Weil: How To Talk About Smoking
Today is the day that about 3,000 kids became regular smokers for the first time. The same thing happened yesterday, and will happen tomorrow.
Diana Weil: Kids Under Pressure?
Are your kids too busy? Do your children have time take a bubble bath or just hang out with a friend? Or are they always rushing off to football practice, piano, ballet, etc?
Diana Weil: Staying Well When Others Aren't
When germs are going around, what to do?
Diana Weil: Team Sports: Yes or No?
We all know that it is important to get physical exercise. But how can we get enough exercise for it to really count?
Diana Weil: The Perfect Present
I find it very difficult to pick out that perfect gift.
Ear Infections
Recurrent ear infections can be troublesome during early childhood.
Early Puberty
In the United States, there's a virtual epidemic of precocious puberty these days - the onset of puberty at very young ages in both boys and girls.
Eight Tips for Toy Safety
High lead levels found in some toys from China have many parents worried. These tips can help keep kids safe during the holiday season.
The only children who need fluoride supplements of any type are those who live in communities without fluoridated water supplies or in homes with water purifiers that remove minerals.
Food Coloring
We are seeing more and more strangely colored foods and snacks, but as a precaution, keep children - and adults - away from foods with artificial colorings.
Head Lice
Children in school or day care may pick up head lice. Here are safe, nontoxic remedies for this common nuisance of childhood.
Healthy Halloween Treats
With child obesity and diabetes on the rise, are there healthier Halloween-treat options that kids will embrace?
Infants: Teething
In many infants, the process of teething is painless, causing only some increased drooling and a desire to chew.
Overweight Kids
You'll probably be happy to hear that not all children who are heavy grow up to be overweight adults. However, we do have an epidemic of childhood obesity in the U.S.
Sore Throat
The most important thing parents can do when children develop sore throats is to make sure that the problem isn't strep, a bacterial infection that requires antibiotic treatment.
Vitamins for Children
Children should take vitamins, mostly because so many kids don't eat enough fruits and vegetables, and because their diets are often full of processed and refined foods.

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