Some parents and caregivers are asked, "Can I stay home from school?" by children on a daily basis, but knowing what's best in each case [...]
A healthy lifestyle and reducing the risk of childhood obesity involves getting enough exercise, limiting processed and sugary treats, as well as getting the [...]
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have two children, ages 5 and 14. My younger child will attend school for the first time this fall. We have been [...]
In some parts of U.S., school has already begun, and over the next several weeks, almost all children will be back in the classroom after [...]
As students head off to college, close quarters in new spaces could put them at risk for contagious illnesses, including bacterial meningitis.
Getting ready for a new school year can be exciting for children, parents and caregivers. But it also can be stressful and scary. Whether kids [...]
More than half of children in the U.S. ages 6 to 17 participate in sports. With participation also comes the painful reality of injuries [...]
Making sure kids are prepared to head back to school means more than just getting them the school supplies they need. Caregivers also will want [...]
September is National Head Lice Prevention Month, a time to understand the signs, importance of screenings and available treatments.