Our kids at one time or another will get sick. Measles, mumps and chicken pox . . the doctor says that what we gots! Don't remember the song? Better yet, won't it be nice when we don't remember the diseases.
Although they have declined significantly over the years, they are still with us. So, it's all here - the most common child health concerns worldwide plus the most common health and medical related topics searched and discussed on-line.
Then again, there are plenty of controversies when it comes to our kids...to vaccinate or not to vaccinate, mobile phones and cancer, EMF exposure, food and water safety. It goes on and on!
And what about the "growing" childhood obesity epidemic, perhaps the most pressing issue facing our generation. The rate of children identified as obese has tripled in the past thirty years.
Why? Because kids spend a lot of time in front of the TV, or the computer, or playing video-games and less time outside running around, being kids. Oh yeah, and because kids eat crappy food. Families are busy and that leaves very little time for parents to prepare nutritious snacks or home-cooked meals. Whatever is quick, inexpensive, and easy is the reality for most families.
One organization that is trying make a difference is Let's Move which is pushing what they call the four pillars of health: Getting children more interested in nutrition, making healthy foods more affordable and accessible for families, improving the quality of food in schools, and increasing physical activity.
Let's Move may help encourage kids to embrace a healthy lifestyle. But the reality is that change starts at home, with the parents... I know. You're busy. But, if we do not change; 1/3 of all children born after 2000 will develop diabetes during their lifetime, or they will face other chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer and asthma. And, if we do nothing, we will be the first generation of parents to outlive our kids. Tragic, but your choice.
*If you suspect that your child may be at risk for any of these conditions, or have symptoms that may cause you concern, consult your physician immediately.
Growing Up Unvaccinated
Those of you who have avoided childhood illnesses without vaccines are lucky. You couldn’t do it without us pro-vaxxers. Once the vaccination rates begin dropping, the drop in herd immunity will leave your children unprotected. The more people you convert to your anti-vax stance, the quicker that luck will run out.
The Controversial Child Abuse Epidemic Tearing Families Apart
Sally didn’t know it then, but only six years later, her continued attempts to treat Jessica’s worsening condition could not only threaten the custody of her daughter, but result in criminal charges. Sally’s alleged crime? Medical child abuse (MCA), a form of abuse described as “a child receiving unnecessary and/or potentially harmful medical care at the instigation of a caretaker.”
Action for Healthy Kids
Action for Healthy Kids fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives. We partner with a legion of dedicated volunteers, teachers, students, moms, dads, school wellness experts and more, from within the ranks of our 50,000+ network to create healthful school changes. After all, everyone has a part to play in ending the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic.
Real talk on parenting — the good, the bad, and the sticky.
Articles, information, calculators, resources from pregnancy through childhood.
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Children and Clinical Studies
Children have often had to accept medicines and treatments based on what is known to work in adults. As a society, we should not agree to this "hand-me-down" approach. Many efforts are being made to provide proper research for children, to find the best treatments, drugs, and devices for them.
Circle of Moms
Whether you're a working mom, a first time mom or a mom trying to figure out what to make for dinner- Circle of Moms has all the answers. Our communities are diverse, specific and odds are you will find one that is just right for you. We hope you will continue to explore the site and discover everything we have to offer. We promise you won't be disappointed!
At DrGreene.com we are dedicated to using information technology to make pediatric wisdom more accessible than ever before. Our goal is to improve children's health by informing and inspiring those who care for them.
Dr. Paul's Child Health and Wellness
Welcome to Dr. Paul's Child Health and Wellness Info Site which is inspired by Dr. Paul's belief that "knowledge is comfort" and that accurate and accessible health and wellness information is one of the best tools for ensuring your family's good health.
Our mission is to provide a wide variety of interactive information and services designed to enhance the lives of children and adolescents regardless of geographic or demographic considerations. DrMDK.com will offer free, unlimited access to the public to research issues such as common illnesses, medication, child development, product recalls, emergency medical alerts and much more.
Early Childhood Australia
Early Childhood Australia is the peak early childhood advocacy organisation, acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field.
The Embarrassing Bodies doctors offer an innovative way to raise health awareness and de-stigmatise 'embarrassing' body parts and medical conditions.
First Five California
More than half a million children are born every year in California. In each life is an unlimited amount of potential to grow-up healthy, to do well in school and to succeed.
Healthy Child Healthy World
Healthy Child Healthy World is dedicated to protecting the health and well being of children from harmful environmental exposures.
Healthy Kids Concepts
is an extraordinary organization that is committed to taking action in the fight against childhood obesity in California and nationwide. Healthy Kids Concepts is resolved to create a movement where healthy eating, exercise and fun becomes the norm in the daily lives of our children.
Providing information for parents and carers about kidney conditions in babies, children and young people.
Just the Facts Baby
We're professional journalists and new moms who know what it's like to need answers in a hurry. And not just any old answers, either. All the articles at Just the Facts, Baby contain the latest, most reliable information gathered from top experts across North America.
Kids in the House
Kids in the House is an educational website about parenting. Our goal is to help parents and caregivers become better at parenting by inspiring, educating and entertaining.
If you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak," you've come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Sure, this is an ambitious goal. But with your help, we can do it.
MamasOnCall is a place where timely, reliable parenting advice including child health issues are served up with humor and compassion by two experts, namely Ellen W. Schrier, L.C.S.W. and Rachel Zahn, MD.
The MVP Foundation advances health by empowering people to seek higher education in the industry and by providing training, care, and wellness activities in communities of need. Through scholarships and grants, the foundation seeks to enable everyone the opportunity to receive effective treatment and care.
My Child Without Limits
Are you worried that your child isn't developing like other children? Has your child been diagnosed with a developmental delay or disability? You are not alone. We are here to help you find answers to your questions. Other parents and therapists are here with you.
NEAT Solutions is proud to offer the largest selection of high-quality nutrition & health
education resources for children!
New Hope for Kids
Since 1996, New Hope for Kids has been helping Central Florida children in need. Our purpose is to bring hope, healing and happiness to children and families suffering from grief, loss or life-threatening illnesses.
The online compantion to Parenting and Baby Talk magazines.
PEDIATRIC ONCALL is the web's most robust and integrated medical information and education tool with an extensive network of doctors as registered members of the site.
Positive Exposure utilizes photography and video to transform public perceptions of people living with genetic, physical and behavioral differences — from albinism to autism. Our educational and advocacy programs reach around the globe to promote a more inclusive, compassionate world where differences are celebrated.
Don’t put your child on medication until you read my FREE report. Are you at your wits end with your child’s behavior issues? There is a solution. It’s safe, easy, and natural.
There is a definite link between certain types of foods and what is wrong with your child. Learn how you can take charge and help your child be more successful at school and at home.
Raising Children Network
On the Raising Children website, parents will find reliable and scientifically validated information and resources to support them in the day-to-day work of raising children and looking after their own needs. The website is growing all the time and covers a broad range of up-to-date parenting topics.
Red Wine & Apple Sauce
Health and Science news for parents. Red Wine & Apple Sauce is an evidence-based parenting blog that covers health and science news that’s directly relevant to raising children. Much of what I cover involves issues that can be confusing to understand or about which there’s a lot of misinformation on the web (such as vaccines). Occasionally I’ll diverge a bit from this basic theme, but I tried to stick to parenting and science.
SafeMama™ should serve all parents as a resource to find information to help them protect their kids. With the onslaught of toy problems, lead paint, toxic chemicals and other health concerns popping up in the news, I wanted to create a site where parents can go to find what they need to make educated and informed decisions.
Super Healthy Kids
Feeding your kids healthy food can be a challenge, but so rewarding! We are nutrition educators who want to make it easier to feed your kids better, in less time, and with less complaint! We believe focusing on fruits and vegetables is key.
At Todaysparent.com you'll find a parenting community to call your own, with a library of information on all the ages and stages of your growing family, fun tools and features, discussion forums to swap advice with other parents
Voices for Healthy Kids
Voices for Healthy Kids is a new collaboration between the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation working to engage, organize and mobilize people to improve the health of their communities and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
What To Expect
Your go-to resource for preconception, pregnancy and parenting advice.
Zero to Three
ZERO TO THREE's mission is to support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families.