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Arthritis Can Strike Children

In these young patients, joint inflammation caused by overactive immune system

Farsighted Kids Have Trouble Paying Attention

The often-undetected eye condition could lead to school troubles

Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem Early

Treatments vary, depending on severity of the condition

Who's Most at Risk of Head Injury in Youth Football?

Those involved in running, passing more vulnerable, study finds

When Should You Rush Your Toddler to the ER?

For choking or possible poisoning, poll finds many parents need an emergency refresher course

Homework as a Character-Builder

Researchers say strong effort leads to more conscientiousness overall

Black Children Missing Out on Eczema Treatment

But study finds they tend to have more severe cases of the skin condition than white children

Happier Mealtimes, Healthier Eating for Kids

A positive atmosphere prompts preschoolers to eat more fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods

Health Tip: Getting Enough Sleep

It's important for young athletes

High-Fat Diets Could Pose Danger to Young MS Patients

These regimens raised the risk for disease relapse, study found

Start Skin Cancer Prevention Early, Health Experts Say

New proposal urges doctors to begin talking to parents when fair-skinned children are 6 months old

Where There's Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease May Follow

Screening for early signs of both conditions should be done at birth, study suggests

Are You an 'Anti-Vaxxer'? Your Friends Are on Twitter

Social media is a place where they vent, support each other's views, study finds

Health Tip: Children and Screen Use

Set guidelines for your family

Surviving Congenital Heart Disease as Child Not a Ticket to Good Health

Many of these children can also suffer from illnesses such as autism and respiratory conditions, study says

Making Halloween a Treat for Kids With Diabetes

Start by setting the same rules for everyone in the family, specialist says

Childhood 'Growth' Tests Not Always Necessary

There's wide range of 'normal' growth and development for kids, pediatricians group says