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Contrary to popular belief, children are not small adults; they have unique physical, mental and spiritual needs. Find natural health solutions for children here.

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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.
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?
Acupuncture for Kids?

Is acupuncture an appropriate treatment for children?

ADHD Without Drugs?

My nephew, age 8, was just diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and his pediatrician recommended drug treatment. The problem seems to be that he doesn’t much like school and is restless (not disruptive!) in class. Drugs seem a bit drastic to me. Any recommendations?

Allergic Already?
My ten-month old grandson has been diagnosed with allergies. I hate to see him start on medications at this early age. Are there any natural products or methods to help ease allergy symptoms in infants?

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