Pediatric Care

In the wake of tragedy, how should we talk to our children? 
In the wake of tragedy, how should we talk to our children?
Kids can be overwhelmed by news of tragic events like those unfolding in Boston. Mental health experts offer tips on how adults can help them cope.
Chemical in plastic linked to kids’ asthma 
Chemical in plastic linked to kids’ asthma
A common chemical in baby bottles and other plastic containers is linked to a host of health problems for kids. Learn how to avoid it.
Boston Marathon explosions put states on high alert 
Boston Marathon explosions put states on high alert
After a pair of bombs ripped through the streets of Boston as runners crossed the finish line during the Boston Marathon, several big cities are now on high alert. Our experts provide insight on healing after a national crisis.
Lullabies are healing for babies, study says 
Lullabies are healing for babies, study says
The soft, singing sounds of a mother’s voice may improve the health of babies in neonatal intensive care units, new research has found.
More sleep makes for healthier teens 
More sleep makes for healthier teens
Researchers say teens who get enough sleep can avoid weight gain. Learn how you can help your child get enough zzzz’s.
2 simple ways parents can help prevent childhood obesity 
2 simple ways parents can help prevent childhood obesity
Portion control can be a challenge for children. But two new studies suggest that using smaller dishes and eating more frequently may help kids cut calories.
First Lady’s contest turns kids into chefs 
First Lady’s contest turns kids into chefs
Michelle Obama hopes her lunch recipe challenge will be just the right ingredient to help kids eat healthier.