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Lots of Kids May Have Aching Backs
Lower back pain in school-aged children may be common, according to a new study.
Epilepsy Rx During Pregnancy May Put Kids at Risk
Pregnant women face many choices as they prepare for the baby's arrival. And new research suggests that moms-to-be with epilepsy may have an extra decision to make about their medication.
New Guidelines for Bone Health in Children and Adolescents
Once thought to simply be a part of aging, osteoporosis may have roots in bone mass acquired in childhood. That's why the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released a report that looked at bone health in childhood and adolescence.
Dangers of Drinking Too Much Alcohol
Binge drinking, especially over the course of several years, can come with severe health consequences. Here’s a list of some of the consequences of drinking too much alcohol.
Working Out Development for Cerebral Palsy
All children develop at different rates even if there are "averages" that exist for the typical child. Children with disabilities may vary even more in their development.
Extra Struggles For Kids With MS
Childhood is an important time for developing skills and learning. Spotting and treating any developmental problems early is of special importance for those managing conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS).
A Bone to Pick with Sitting Still
Being active has always been good for the bones of the young and old alike. But how does sitting still affect bones in kiddos? Teens are more likely to have lower bone mineral levels in parts of the body where they sit sedentary for long periods of time, a new study has found.
When the Shoe Fits
That raw blister on the back of the heel can make running painful. And if an experienced runner gets a stress fracture while trucking a long time, what's causing the damage?
Subtle Long-Term Impacts of Child Abuse
Experiencing abuse as a child means more than a higher risk of mental illness. Researchers are learning that abused children are at risk for various long-term physical issues as well.
The Best Baby Food Money Can't Buy
When expecting, it can be nerve-wracking to consider all the changes going on in your life and how to be ready to take care of this new, tiny, amazing creature.