Thursday, August 27, 2009

How you can help your discouraged elementary schooler

Some kids have a tough time with school, so tough that they become discouraged and no longer want to try to succeed.

Here's what you can do to help your child develop self-confidence if he or she's become a discouraged student:

Sunday, August 23, 2009

What parents need to know about impetigo

It's a fierce skin infection and much more common in children than in adults.

Here's what you need to know about its causes and treatment:

Saturday, August 22, 2009

How to decide whether to accept a job in a poor economy

The call you've been awaiting finally comes, and you have a job offer.

Maybe you've been without a job for months. Or you needed to go back to work in retirement.

Here's what you need to know before blurting out, "Of course, I'll take it!"

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What to do when you get poison ivy

'Tis the season...first the rash, then the blisters. Somewhere in between, that awful itch.

Here's what you can do to make yourself less miserable until that pesky case of poison ivy vanishes after a few weeks:

Saturday, August 15, 2009

What is post-polio syndrome?

It only strikes those who have survived polio. Its symptoms progress slowly and mimic those of the polio virus. Read what patients can do to try to lead a normal life:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

When it's more than just a bump on the head

It might have seemed harmless at the time, banging your head on a doorframe or being startled when a heavy book fell off the shelf and hit you on the head.

As inconsequential as that bump on the head seemed, it could result in something more serious:

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Why crying produces tears

You can be absolutely ecstatic, bent over in pain from the flu or devastated by the loss of a pet. Regardless of the reason, every time to cry, your produce tears. Here's why:

The top five questions kids ask about kindergarten

Some of them are predictable, and some are humorous. But others show a lot of worry: