Defend your child against dehydration

Defend your child against dehydration

If you’re a parent, it’s important to know diarrhea carries a risk of dehydration — especially in children. We all lose some body water daily in our sweat, tears, urine, and stool. However, kids can sometimes lose large amounts of water and salts through fever,...
Is the weather too hot to handle?

Is the weather too hot to handle?

When you’re in a hot place or outside during hot weather, headache, confusion, dizziness, or nausea could be a sign of a heat-related illness. And being hot for too long can cause a condition known as hyperthermia (hy-per-ther-mee-uh) — the opposite of hypothermia,...
Does your child need emergency care?

Does your child need emergency care?

No parent wants a child to be ill or injured. And for many parents, anything that goes wrong with their children may feel like an emergency. But rushing to the emergency department may not the best choice for your child’s care — and may be unnecessary. How do you...
How to recognize celiac disease

How to recognize celiac disease

What if you couldn’t eat bread? Or pasta? Or cookies? What if you couldn’t eat anything containing wheat, rye, and barley because of a protein found in these grains? Millions of Americans — including children — get gas, diarrhea, and other symptoms whenever they eat...