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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!

Should you call the doctor about your sick child?

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.

How can you avoid getting sick when your kids are?

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.

How can you prepare your child for a doctor's visit?

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.

How can you prepare your family for an emergency?

A medical emergency at home can cause chaos and confusion if you haven't prepared for such a situation in advance, and time is of the essence. Learn how you can prepare your family for an emergency in this article.

How can you treat a sick child at home?

Often times, home remedies like chicken noodle soup can be very helpful in treating whatever ails your child. You can learn more about how to treat your child at home from reading this article.

How can you be practical when your child is sick?

It's natural for parents to be concerned about their children's health, but when they are sick it's also easy to worry too much. Learn how to be practical when your child is sick in this article.

How should you store your family medical records?

n the event of an emergency, important family medical information should be easily accessible. Learn how you should store your family medical records in this article.

You Should Call the Pediatrician If...

For new parents, even the slightest cough or sniffle from your little one can be enough to prompt a trip to the doctor. But learning a few basics of childhood illnesses and at-home treatments will help you know the right time to make that call.

What Your Pediatrician Wishes You Knew

Ever wonder what doctors talk about when no one else is around? You might be surprised to learn a few things that would actually help him or her do a better job.

5 Ways Schools Can Stop Bullying

Whether they're in the office or on the playground, bullies intimidate the people around them. School-age bullies are a perfect example: They're usually bigger or older or more popular than many of their peers. What can schools do to stop classmate-on-classmate abuse?

What's the effect of children's exposure to actual violence as victims or as witnesses?

Exposure to violence can be traumatizing. Studies show that children who witness violent behavior may be affected by the experience. Is there a way to know just how much violence has changed a child?

Growing Pains

Doctors often diagnose teenagers' temporary aches and pains as 'growing pains,' but they could be a signal from that body that nutrition needs supported. Learn about treating and preventing growing pains with nutrition.

4 Steps to Create a Family Emergency Plan

When a medical emergency strikes your household, things can go from the usual semi-hectic to complete chaos very quickly. There is little time to sort through files to find phone numbers and shot records -- that's where your family emergency plan comes in.

Family Medical Records Kit

Medical records for each family member are one of the most important items to keep around. Even if you and the rest of your family are pretty healthy, keep these items together in case of an emergency.

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.

Nonprescription Cough and Cold Medicine Use in Children

The brain is probably more sensitive to what you eat and what pills you take more than any other organ in the body. Learn more about the brain and the effects medicine has on this vital organ.

How to Care for a Sick Child

Knowing what to do when your child is sick will ease her pain -- and your worries. Learn how to read symptoms, how to treat a fever, and most importantly, how to stay calm in an emergency.

Childhood Vaccinations

Children are born with protection from many diseases, thanks to antibodies passed through the placenta. Within a year, however, this defense is lost, so children need vaccinations to protect them from these diseases.


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