Health Information

Fever in Children

When your child has a fever, the body resets its thermostat at a higher temperature. This helps the body fight off invading microorganisms.

Help for a Child with a Cold

You want to help a child with cold symptoms feel better, but choosing among countless over-the-counter (OTC) cold medicines can be daunting. Here are some guidelines that can help.

Psychological Complications of Chronic Illness

Adolescence is a stressful time of life even for physically healthy teens. Chronic illness further complicates adolescent development.

Appendicitis: Children and Teens

Appendicitis, an infection of the appendix, is the most common reason for a child to need emergency abdominal surgery.

Why Children Get Carsick—and What to Do

Carsickness isn't really about the car. It's about the brain's ability to interpret a message based on what it senses.

Measuring a Baby's Temperature

Most physicians recommend taking a baby's temperature rectally, by placing a thermometer in the baby's anus. This method is accurate and gives a quick reading of the baby's internal temperature.

Home Care for Children with Sickle Cell Disease

Although a child who has sickle cell disease should be under a doctor’s care, parents can do many things at home to minimize symptoms and maintain the child’s health.

School-Based Occupational Therapy

School-based occupational therapy is a type of help given to children at school to help them be more successful.