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Childhood Illness

Being a Parent/Caregiver: Patience, Compassion and Guilt

Jim Moret | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

A friend told me once that a parent is only as happy as their least happy child. When one of your kids is battling a chronic, debilitating disease, the limitations on that happiness becomes abundantly clear.

PANDAS: Our Own Personal Snowpocalpyse in Atlanta

Christine M. Ristaino | Posted 04.19.2014 | Parents
Christine M. Ristaino

Since this disease is as present in my home as the snow outside our front window right now, while snowbound I decided to compose a list of what the Snowpocalypse 2.0 in Atlanta has in common with PANDAS.

Why I Started Figure Skating, From Scott Hamilton (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2014 | MarloThomas

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton had a very interesting story to share with us about how he first got into figure skating. Scott had a childhoo...

What Not To Say To Me About My Son's Illness

Emily Cappo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Emily Cappo

When your child has a serious illness, your entire world turns upside down. Breaking the news to your family and friends is difficult. But, even more difficult is hearing some of the responses.

How to Deal With the Death of a Child

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.14.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Last night, we learned that despite the fact that an unarmed 17-year-old named Trayvon Martin was killed, his killer, George Zimmmerman is, at this po...

What The Last Four Years Have Taught Me About Time

Kathy Glow | Posted 04.04.2013 | Parents
Kathy Glow

The passage of time shows us that change is inevitable and progress is eventual. But we often can't see this looking ahead.

Spilled Milk: Brokeback Bethlehem

William Lucas Walker | Posted 02.22.2013 | Parents
William Lucas Walker

The 2005 Christmas pageant of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, for what I'm guessing was the first time in recorded history, Jesus had two daddies.

Link Found In Mystery Illness That Killed Dozens

AP | SOPHENG CHEANG and MARGIE MASON | Posted 07.09.2012 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- A deadly form of a common childhood illness has been linked to the mysterious child deaths in Cambodia that sparked alarm afte...

Why The Health Care Ruling Matters For This Parent

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

My first thought when he got sick -- even before his possible mortality, or the fact that he might suffer -- was about insurance. The others were a close second, but the first thing that flashed through my brain was he might be uninsurable.

VOTE: Help Make A Dream Come True

Posted 05.05.2012 | Books

UPDATE: The competition is now over! We'll announce the winner soon, meantime you can read the amazing shortlist below. Last month the team at Huff...

An Open Letter To Pediatricians

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

Going to a doctor we don't usually see is, according to our regular doctor, akin to taking our son to a back-alley quack who practices medicine with a dull knife and a lighter.

Parents' Smoking Gives 15,000 Children A Year Asthma, Doctors Warn

The Guardian | Denis Campbell, Health Correspondent | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Tens of thousands of children in the UK every year get asthma, chest infections and ear problems because they are exposed to smoke from their parents'...