The school year is in full swing, and that means germ swapping has commenced. No matter how many times we tell our kids to wash their hands and use best practices when coughing and sneezing, it doesn’t always happen.
The CDC lists motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, and distracted driving is a major factor. In this class, teens & parents will hear from crash survivors and sign a driving contract.
What can you do as a parent to make it more likely that your kids will make good food choices when they’re on their own?
Your child wakes up in the middle of the night with a pain in his calf or complains that his knee hurts after playing outside. Read about what to do if those pains keep coming and going or don’t go away at all.
Helping a sleepless tween figure out to manage stress, anxiety, and insomnia isn't easy. So I took my kid to see Dr. Way, who gave her a yoga prescription. My daughter learned to meditate, stretch, and take care of her worried thoughts. And now we're both less stressed. This is a story every parent should read.
Helping your child focus on a single sport may seem like the best way to encourage athletic success. But studies show several risks to single-sport specialization that may not seem obvious.
In other parts of the world, worms are a significant health burden, especially for kids. While not as common in the U.S., worm infections do happen. Find out which are the most common, symptoms of an infection and how to treat it.
If you or your child suffer from asthma, it’s important to be aware that some common allergens can compromise home air quality and trigger asthma symptoms.
For infants and kids in preschool, the recent warmer weather also means an increased risk of hand, foot and mouth disease. We talked to pediatrician Juli-Anne Wade, MD, who is seeing more of this virus in her patients at Augusta Pediatrics.
UVA forensic nurse examiners provide medical care, support and evidence collection in incidents of assault, including physical and sexual abuse of children. If you suspect child abuse, contact Child Protective Services.