Childhood Diseases

Many diseases appear during childhood. Many times children deal with serious illnesses such as pneumonia or cancer that are a source of a lot of heartache and suffering.

This section of tips has information about childhood diseases. You'll find some tips to help you deal with common ailments, such as childhood obesity and chicken pox

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   Fighting Childhood Obesity
Schools and parents need to work together to fight childhood obesity. Some school districts are doing more to provide nutritious food options and ban high fat junk food from school vending machines. The example needs to come from parents to increase physical activity and cut the amount of junk food in children's diets.

   Pediatric Asthma
Anyone who has ever known someone that has asthma can attest to just how debilitating this respiratory disease can be, when it is in a child it can be even more so. Dealing with pediatric asthma is entirely possible, as long as you know the triggers, and common signs.

   Recognizing and Treating Chickenpox
Once a childhood killer, contracting chickenpox is now rare because of vaccinations. If a family member does develop the disease, however, there are precautions you can take to stop the spread of chickenpox and to ease the suffering of the person who has it.

   Recognizing Childhood Obesity
It seems like you can't turn on the news, television, or even the radio anymore without hearing something about childhood obesity. The question though is whether you know what childhood obesity is. Recognizing childhood obesity, and dealing with it, doesn't need to be that difficult as long as you keep a few things in mind.

   Treating Childhood Obesity
There has certainly been a lot of news recently about the rising trend in childhood obesity. While it may be a somewhat sensitive topic, there are a few things that you and your child can do. Treating childhood obesity, though possibly filled with tough choices, is possible.