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Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine

Influenza is dangerous for children Influenza (“the flu”) is more dangerous than the common cold for children. Each year, millions of children get sick with seasonal influenza; thousands of children are hospitalized and some children die from flu. Children commonly...

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Children and Adolescents with Diabetes

How Can You Help? Diabetes (Types 1 and 2) is a serious disease that may affect children in the United States.  Diabetes can result in a buildup of sugar or glucose, which is the body’s main source of fuel in the blood, and over time can cause damage to the eyes,...

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Child Abuse Prevention

  More than 1,670 children died in the United States in 2015 from abuse and neglect. According to child protective service agencies, about 683,000 children were victims of child abuse or neglect in 2015. One in 4 children have experienced abuse or neglect at some...

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Triggers of Asthma

If you have asthma, an asthma attack can happen when you are exposed to “asthma triggers.” Your triggers can be very different from those of someone else with asthma. Know your triggers and learn how to avoid them. Watch out for an attack when you can’t avoid the...

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What is Asthma

What Is Asthma? Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It is one of the most common long-term diseases of children, but adults can have asthma, too. Asthma causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing at night or early in the morning. If you...

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