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Fever During Pregnancy May Cause Rise in Austim Risk

Fevers during pregnancy could increase the risk of autism, sutdy shows. Credit: Corbis Catching a cold -- or even the flu -- when you're pregnant is no big deal, but new research says running a fever could cause an increased risk of...A series of new autism studies show pregnancy health links to the disorder.

Parents Worry Too Much About Fevers in Children, Report Says

A fever may make a child uncomfortable, but it can actually help her body fight off an infection. Credit: Getty A child's fever can be anxiety-provoking for many parents, who often have a gut reaction to do whatever they can to bring...Parents should help a feverish child feel more comfortable.

Do parents worry too much about their child's temperature?

No one likes to see their kids get sick, and fevers can be especially worrisome. When my daughter caught the flu this winter, her fever soared to 104.5 and she felt like she was on fire. I think I checked her temperature every hour that night, until...

Mumps on the rise in the U.S.

The mumps are making a comeback in the United States. I mean the disease, not a post-modern punk band. The disease rose to an alarming rate in 2006, and it is feared it may take decades to eradicate it from this country. These findings come...

ER study finds ibuprofen leading pain reliever

When it comes to reducing fevers and easing pain, parents have two choices: Ibuprofen, sold under the brand names Motrin or Advil, and acetaminophen, or Tylenol. If you've used either, then you know that both are effective fever reducers and both...

Diarrhea, cha cha cha

You know, people like to joke about diarrhea but it can actually be the sign of something pretty serious, especially in children. You know the song, right? I won't repeat it here but my guess is most of us have a version called to mind from when...

Sick baby

There's nothing worse than having a sick baby. Honestly, I used to think it was worse when I felt poorly and the baby still needed attention, but it's actually the other way around. And it's awful. It started with a sniffle that slowly turned into...

Sick with a toddler

It had just become quiet in Nolan's room, finally. Two hours of "mo book, one mo book,den dat's it, I promit." He never keeps his promises, though, and we must have read twenty books before his eyes faded. I sat down at the glowing blue light of my...

My kids are always sick

Because kindergartners in our district are eased into the schedule with a confusing assortment of half days and days off designed to give parents adrenaline heart attacks with the 'ACK! HALF DAY TODAY?! Regular?' second guessing that frequently...

The importance of knowing infant CPR

Do you know basic first aid for your child? You probably do, whether you took a class on it, were a girl scout/boy scout or you just learned how to treat basic cuts and scrapes from good old experience. But what about if your child were choking (or...

When is sick enough for emergency?

My Mom's pneumonia is clinging on like a bad smell, dirt adhering stubbornly to the bottom of the family shoe. Atypical, the doctors say, this antibiotic isn't working. We'll find new medication for you next time. It's not contagious. It might be...

Blogging Baby Size Six: The positives of a sick kid

My Mom and I brought my kids to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo this past week. The rodeo is a big deal here in Houston; there's all kinds of activities and some pretty big musical acts play. (Even Elvis performed in the 1970s!) Since there...

Mama, see the gorilla?

I recently had my first experience with a delirious child and it was a fearsome event. My three-year-old daughter went to bed loaded with Tylenol and slightly warm. But when the medicine wore off, the fever took hold with a vengeance. It was...

Ask Blogging Baby: taking a not-very-sick child to the museum?

My three-year-old, Everett, has had a fever on and off for the past 10 days. I think it's a virus - my pediatrician's office doesn't ask to see the kids until the fever has gone on for two whole weeks. And, most of the time, he's fine. Last night...

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