Is your child at risk? Take a look at this Q&A with pediatric neurologist J. Nicholas Brenton, MD, to learn more about AFM, a rare but serious neurologic condition that typically affects young children.
Last year, 4.9 percent of middle-schoolers and 20.8 percent of high-schoolers reported they had used electronic cigarettes in the past month. Find out what to look for and how to talk to your kids about vaping.
Bicycle helmet safety is just as important as wearing a seatbelt. Therefore, kids and adults should wear a properly fitted helmet every time they ride.
The HPV vaccine prevents cancer in both boys and girls, yet many parents avoid pushing for the shot, thinking that HPV is only a sexually transmitted disease. The reality is much different.
Teens can often be irritable, angst-filled, sensitive to criticism and want to sleep a lot. What separates “normal” teen expression from behavior parents should worry about?
Michael's cystic fibrosis kept him from enjoying childhood, until an organ donor and new lungs changed his life. His father works at UVA and contributed this post.
Is your child consuming too much added sugar? Find out why it's important to monitor the sweets and get tips on healthier snack alternatives.
Before you head to the store to stock up on toys for all the kids on your list, check out these 6 tips. During the happiest time of the year, as well as all year long, it's important to make sure the gifts you buy will keep kids entertained without putting them in potential danger.
Bring on the merry and bring on the questions! We asked a child psychiatrist what to say when it’s time to address the “is Santa real?” question.
Help your child learn to handle bullying. Have that important conversation about what bullying looks and feels like, and then help your child develop a strategy to deal with it. These 5 things can help you get the conversation started.