Prediabetes on the Rise in Teenagers
Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be considered diabetes. We usually think of this as a problem for adults. But it’s a growing concern in teens as well. In the U.S., about one in five youth ages 12 to 18 now have prediabetes, a recent study in JAMA Pediatrics showed.
Teens and Vaping: A Dangerous Mix
One in five high school students—and one in 20 middle schoolers—say they’ve used e-cigarettes within the past month. Many believe these products are safer than regular cigarettes. But the latest evidence shows just how mistaken that belief is.
Real World Tips on Being a Healthy Parent
When you’re a parent, focusing on a healthy lifestyle doesn’t just benefit your own well-being. It also helps you take better care of family members and be a good role model for your child.
Could Your Child Have a Learning Disability?
It’s normal for kids to find some school subjects harder than others. And it’s common for them to struggle a bit when learning something new. But if learning troubles become a lasting pattern, you might start to suspect a learning disability.
Not All Fevers Need Treatment
The American Academy of Pediatrics stresses that fever itself is usually not a problem. In fact, it can be helpful.
Disposable vs. Cloth Diapers: The Straight Poop
Disposable diapers make up more than 1.5% of all the trash in this country. About 3.4 million tons of them end up in our landfills each year. So, are cloth diapers a better choice? It's up to you.
Homework Help: For Parents
With these 6 homework-helping tips, you can learn how to support and encourage your child, while also giving him or her the needed space to complete homework on their own.