Surfaces Where Germs Lurk
Little hands touch everything, from faucets to fistfuls of playground sand in a day. What's the germiest spot?
Insider Tips From Medical Specialists
What your doctor doesn’t have time to tell you in an all-too-brief appointment.
Checking Your Child’s Symptoms Online
Before you take inaccurate (or alarming) results to heart, read this.
Health-Care Basics: Spend or Save?
When to spend and when to save on eight essentials that affect your health every day.
Health Facts and Fiction
Of all the adages about taking care of yourself, which are true and which are false?
The Best Hand Sanitizer Picks
Get the nitty-gritty on these instant germ fighters, and find the best options for your little squirt.
15 Things You Need to Know About Vaccines
Experts answer common questions about vaccines for children and adults.
What Causes Hiccups? And More Tricky Kid Questions
Do you feel like a fraud when your kids ask why the grass is green? (Because it contains chlorophyll—ring a bell?—a green pigment plants use to make their food.) Behold this parental compendium of uncommon knowledge, which explains a few mysteries of the universe.