Doctor applies bandage to girl's arm following flu shot

5 reasons kids need flu shots every year

Here are five reasons why the flu vaccine is essential for children – even for those who are generally healthy.

pile of liquid laundry detergent pods

The dangers of liquid laundry detergent packets

Since laundry detergent pods were introduced in the U.S. in 2010, emergency departments around the country have seen a number of children, generally toddlers, who have ingested (or eaten) these packets.

Couple on the couch with their baby.

Five things to know about talking to your baby

There is a simple, painless trick to making sure your baby’s brain is growing big and strong: talking to your baby!

Little girl eating

Food allergies: types, tests and treatments

Food allergies affect about 4 to 6 percent of all kids under the age of 18 in the United States. Chances are, if your child does not have a food allergy, you know someone who does.

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A celiac smartphone app for gluten-free living

Recently, Children’s National released a free celiac smartphone app called the Celiac Disease & Gluten-Free Diet Resource Center.