Peanuts are tasty treats. But they also can trigger serious allergic reactions in some people. If your child is allergic to peanuts, here’s what you need to know.
Research shows that teens who grow up with high self-esteem are far less likely to abuse drugs or drink compared with kids who grow up without a sense of self-worth. Here are several steps you can take to help your children develop self-esteem.
A first-degree burn is one that affects only the outer layer of skin, or epidermis. Even though they are considered mild, they can still be painful for your child. Here is what you need to know about prevention and treatment.
Many of us turn to dieting to shed a few extra pounds, but for some people, dieting becomes an obsession that turns into an eating disorder. This quiz provides helpful information on eating disorders.
BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.
Your body needs cholesterol to make hormones and to keep your cells healthy. Cholesterol comes from two sources: your liver and your diet. But if your diet exceeds the body’s need for cholesterol or saturated fats, your cholesterol level in your blood will increase. This video discusses treatments and lifestyle changes that may be prescribed by your doctor.