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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.

Amazing Dad: Russell Jackson

Russell Jackson gets a show of support from his two children. Credit: Mary W. Jackson
Amazing Dad: Russell Jackson, founder of Kid One, an organization that transports medically-ill children and expectant moms to doctors and hospitals across the...

Tips for Keeping Your Sick Child Entertained at Home

The child is grumpy. Way beyond grumpy. Grumpy is a distant planet in another solar system past which she's shot in her misery-fuelled rocket ship. She refuses to eat supper. She's lethargic, moping, upset over nothing. Uh oh. She's fallen asleep...

Sick Kids - Do You Google Their Symptoms?

My six-year-old had a high fever on Thursday, no other symptoms ... the kind of bug I hate. When it's a cold or a stomach flu, at least I know what we're getting into. Fever with no symptoms is a troubling mystery. Two days after her fever broke, she...

Making Sick Days Better

It happens to every mom. On the day you're giving a presentation or attending an important event, your child says, Mommy, my tummy feels funny. One memorable morning I was dressing for a meeting when first-grader James announced that he was...

Peanut Butter Recall Hurts Sales

Peanut Butter is more than just your child's lunch/allergy. It's big business. With the recent recall of tainted PB, big name brands like Jif and Peter Pan have seen a drop in sales of at least 20 percent, according to a report by CNN, while the...

School Teaches Children How to Blow Their Noses

Yesterday, Sandy Maple wrote about teaching her daughter to blow her nose and the Kleenex website that could help. Today, I offer another alternative -- a school that is teaching kids how to blow their noses properly. Unfortunately, it's in England,...

Binging after baby

Ever binged after you had a baby? You know you've been there.You played by all the health and safety rules during pregnancy. Maybe you even got healthy and in shape before the pregnancy in anticipation, which included not drinking. After the birth,...

Back-to-school without bringing home the germs

As I sit here, my head pounding, my nose stuffed up, my throat dry and sore, my legs aching and a cough that's keeping everyone awake at night, I think fondly of the days when I was single and without kids and never, ever got sick. Tales of Koalas...

Getting sick on a busy weekend

This time of year is often a very busy one whether or not you have kids. We started out this past weekend with a doctor's appointment Friday afternoon and a party Friday night. Saturday had Sara's secret store followed by the Winter Gala at Jared's...

Easier for moms to skip work than dads

Life sucks when your kids are sick. Not only is it tough to deal with a fussy, upset, generally discontented child, but if there's not a stay-at-home parent in your household, someone has to take off work. New research, at least in part, confirms...

Take care of yourself

I know, I know, I know--we've heard it all before. Take care of yourself. Do something nice for yourself. think about you for a change. As parents we are constantly reminded of these suggestions, but do any of us ever really take them seriously? I...

Why must I catch everything from my kids?

Somehow, I was lucky enough to make it to my adult years without getting many of the childhood illnesses that are so common. I never had Strep Throat until college and Mono? Never had that, either. Now, in my (gasp) late twenties, I am the proud...

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...

A pediatrician question

It seems as if all I ever do since I've had kids is be sick or take care of someone else who is sick. Since my son has passed me his most recent disease (I just love saying "diseased!") I started thinking about my pediatrician's office. There's been...

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