The best way to treat eczema and introduce peanuts for babies

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Good news on allergies and eczema in young children keeps coming this winter. Eczema—superficial dry itching skin made much worse by... Read more

Is pain relief for babies before immunizations helpful?

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Do you need to anesthetize your child for their routine immunizations? A very well done study published last month in the Canadian Medical... Read more

Ear infections are down. Here’s probably why

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Sometimes as a medical writer and physician, I think I am only telling people what they are doing wrong, but there were two stories out last... Read more

The best of Healthy Kids in 2016

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I checked in with our bloggers to find out their own favorite post from last year. Here are some posts that are worth revisiting! "I think... Read more

Making sense of the latest sleep advice and research

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You have a 3 month old and you’re feeling sleep deprived. You are falling asleep at your desk in the middle of the morning. Aunt Minnie... Read more

Why is high blood pressure underdiagnosed in children?

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An American childhood health crisis is developing because of the massive weight gain of the current generation of children compared to past... Read more

What do we tell kids about the election results?

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By now, it’s sunk in for many of us that Donald Trump is going to be the next president of the United States. In a highly contentious... Read more

New CDC vaccine recommendations for HPV, Hep B

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Young teens who get the human papillomavirus vaccine before turning 15 need only two doses, rather than three, recommended the Centers for... Read more