Family Care

Keep your loved ones healthy with these tips on caring for sick children, handling doctor visits and preparing for emergencies.

Protect Yourself and Your Family from Secondhand Smoke

Smoking is the most destructive thing you can do to your body. Learn more about the dangerous consequences that smoking has on the body in this article.

Why Don't More Babies Get Mom's Last Name?

Parents are pretty creative when it comes to first names for their kids, but when it comes to last names, many parents still play it by the book.

Is There Science to Back Up the Stereotypes About Only Children?

Does an only child exhibit different behavior and personality than one with siblings? Or is this spoiled reputation nothing more than a persistent cultural myth?

Who Does a Mom Love More: Her Kid or Her Dog?

One study attempted to find out, with a little help from some brain scans.

Big Families vs. Small Families: A Matter of Quantity vs. Quality?

A trio of economists reports that kids in larger families may have more to worry about than simply sharing a room or dealing with hand-me-downs.

How to Report Life Changes for the Affordable Care Act

If you're insured via the Affordable Care Act and get tax credits, you're required to report significant life events that can affect both your insurance plan and your taxes. Here's how to do it.

What is minimum essential coverage under the Affordable Care Act?

Minimum essential coverage refers to where you get the coverage from, rather than what's in your package. Why is that – and why are some health plans excluded?

Parenting Advice: Your 5 Worst Nightmares and Their Cures

Get parenting advice to help keep your kid safe from common issues. Our parenting advice will protect your kid from lice, concussions and more!

Some childhood illnesses are better treated at home, while others require immediate medical attention. Learn more about when you should call the doctor about your sick child from this article.

You can minimize your chances of catching your child’s illness by boosting your immune system, keeping the house germ-free, and eating and drinking properly. Learn more about avoiding getting sick when your kids are sick from this article.

Children are often scared when they go to the doctor, and they won't cooperate. Learn how you can prepare your child for a doctor's visit in this article.