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Keeping kids in sports

To fight childhood obesity it's important for kids to be involved in sports. But occasionally, kids might lose interest and want to quit. See tips here on how to keep your kids in sports.

What are symptoms of the mumps?

With some cases of the mumps being reported around the U.S., find out more about what symptoms to look for and how mumps can spread.

Keeping kids healthy in daycare

As many parents realize, bringing together small children at daycare builds character and social skills -- while also spreading germs.

Why well-baby visits are essential

You should always be sure keep your well-baby visit appointments with your baby's pediatrician because the visits help your doctor check on the growth and development of your child.

Outdoor play time can enhance children's sleep

Parents are hearing a lot these days about the hazards of today's "indoor childhood," with kids spending countless hours on electronic media. But one consequence may be going undetected. National Wildlife Federation's new parent guide highlights the connection between the time kids spend playing outdoors and sleep deprivation.

Best sunscreen: Understand sunscreen options

The best sunscreen is one that you'll use generously and according to label directions. Here's help understanding sunscreen ingredients, types of sunscreen and more.

Dehydration and youth sports: curb the risk

If you're sweltering in the stands at a youth sporting event, imagine what it's like for the athletes. Learn who's at risk of dehydration — and how to prevent it.

How much exercise do kids need?

With childhood obesity rates rising, we know children need to get regular exercise, but how much exercise should they be getting?