vitamins and supplements

Can vitamins help ward off illness?

For healthy children with a balanced diet, there’s no clear evidence that extra vitamin supplements can prevent colds and flus.


Skin cancer in children

Normal moles look like small, dark spots that are about the size of a pencil eraser.

teen girl with headache

Young women and iron-deficiency anemia

One of the most common causes of iron-deficiency anemia in girls and young women are heavy menstrual periods.

child with cancer and sibling in hospital bed

When a sibling has cancer

There are many ways to support siblings as they adjust to having a brother or sister with cancer.

Kids running with backpacks

Avoiding backpack back pain

Heavy backpacks go hand-in-hand with the return of the school year, and parents need to know how to help their children avoid pain.