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Though most staring spells are perfectly normal, sometimes they can signal an absence seizure. Absence seizures most commonly affect children between ages 4 and 14, and are caused by a temporary spark of abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
The leap from preschool to kindergarten can be tough for children. A Johns Hopkins psychologist offers tips to help.
It’s natural for all students to struggle some in school. But if your child is consistently facing the same issues, it’s worth looking for ways to help him or her.
Surgery options for pediatric craniosynostosis (a condition that affects an infant’s head shape).
Don’t be misled by common myths. Here’s what parents of teens need to know about depression.
Struggling to pack a healthy lunch for your picky eater? View the slideshow and follow these tips from a Johns Hopkins pediatric dietitian.
It can be difficult to know if your child has vision problems. A Johns Hopkins eye expert provides tips to help you recognize if your child may need glasses.
Stay calm and beat head lice with this head lice treatment guide based on recommendations from a Johns Hopkins pediatric dermatologist.
Learn how to start a conversation about bullying at school with your kids and help them feel safe.
Red, crusty, dry patches can be common on a baby's skin, particularly in winter, and cause concern for parents. We spoke with pediatric dermatologist Katherine Puttgen to learn more.
Nutrition experts offer tips for parents to help their children make healthy selections in the cafeteria.
Pediatric infectious disease specialist Pranita Tamma, M.D. shares insights for parents.
Children in close contact with one another and more likely to share germs and infections. Learn more about what you can do to protect your child from getting sick.
Poop comes in all colors. In general, these colors are normal and variations in these colors do not indicate that anything is wrong. Check out our guide to find out if you child's poop color is normal.
Research suggests hot dogs are the top cause of food-related choking in children under the age of 3.
With cases of cleft palate on the rise among children, experts weigh in about what parents should expect.
Parents often seek medical attention for their child's bed wetting struggles, which is often linked to lifestyle and diet habits. Learn more.
Doctors recommend that children with prolonged or severe abdominal symptoms be evaluated for ruptured appendix. Learn more about the questions to consider.
A 5-year-old with abdominal pain, nausea and fever may have appendicitis or any of a number of other problems. Experts share warning signs to ease your anxiety.
Odd rashes, suspicious crusting and bumps are all common afflictions of newborn skin. Pediatric dermatologist Katherine Brown Puttgen, M.D. offers the ABCs in newborn skin for new parents.