Opioid abusing new mothers need help, not jail

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With the growing number of pregnant women who use opioids during pregnancy, some state governments have prosecuted and jailed the mothers for... Read more

FDA: Throw out teething remedies with belladonna

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I have previously warned about avoiding teething remedies, and now there is a new warning issued last Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Read more

Can you take care of your child’s gut health?

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Each one of us has several trillion bacterial cells in our gut. Most of these germs need us to survive and we need them. A recent review article... Read more

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