Health

How to Handle Head Lice

While head lice can spread at any time of the year, it’s particularly important to be on the lookout for signs of lice in the winter, especially when we are all spending more time…

Common Birth Defects

Approximately 150,000 babies (one in 33) are born with a birth defect in the United States each year. Birth defects are a leading cause of infant mortality, and no parent…

Mental Health of U.S. Youth in Crisis

First, the good news: Mental illness in children and adolescents is often treatable and preventable. Unfortunately, the mental health of our country’s youth is in crisis, according to a recently…

Is My Child OK?

It’s a question we parents ask ourselves all the time: “Is my child OK?” As parents, we know there are times when our children do not seem emotionally OK. For example, perhaps a…

No Tricks, Just Treats

Halloween candy by the bagful abounds on supermarket shelves at this time of year. While kids love the abundance of sweets, parents concerned about their kids’ candy intake…

Should Your Kids Go Gluten-Free?

A gluten-free lifestyle is all the hype now, but is it the right choice for your family? MetroKids posed that question to local nutritionists, who told us that cutting gluten…

Top Sunscreens For Kids

Sunscreen is a year-round necessity to prevent skin damage and skin cancer, but it’s especially important during the summer, when UV rays are the strongest. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that all…

Child Car Seat Safety Tips

Installing and using a child’s car seat might seem straightforward, but you would be surprised how often car seat checkup events can prove otherwise. Some child seat misuse factors…