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Published: 05/05/2013 in Health & Wellness
A new poll of parents finds that more than 40 percent are giving their very young children over the counter cough and cold medicines to relieve cold symptoms, despite federal warnings against this.
Standards of care in labor and delivery at Massachusetts hospitals have changed in recent years, from how medication is used to when doctors will induce labor to what happens to the baby immediately after birth.
Published: 04/22/2013 by By Mary Lou Kelleher, RN, MS in Family Relationships
How do you talk with your kids about something as frightening as terrorism, especially when it happens so close to home? In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, here's some advice from the head nurse at Boston's Franciscan Children's Hospital.
Allergies affect about 50 million adults and children in this country. Here's a look at how allergies affect the body, tests to pinpoint an allergy and the kinds of treatment to expect if your child has an allergy.
Published: 03/31/2013 by Michelle Xiarhos Curran in Child Development
It's a big year for the Boston Children's Museum. The museum is celebrating its 100th year of operation with a special focus on the "power of play" and an acknowledgement that parents and other adults play just as hard as the kids here.
Published: 03/24/2013 by Kathleen Tullie in Behavior
This opinion / editorial piece details a Massachusetts-born initiative to get kids moving and physical active at school in the hour before classes begin. Dubbed BOKS, the initiative now has the support of Reebok and First Lady Michelle Obama.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Educate yourself on the signs of concussion, especially if you have a child who plays sports where head injuries could happen. Here's some great information from the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts.
Many parents have no trouble enforcing good sleep habits in their kids, but don't get enough Zs themselves. Here are some common myths about sleep and some healthful advice on getting enough rest.