COVID-19 in Children: New Cases on the Rise Again

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The number of new COVID-19 cases in children rose for the third time in the last 4 weeks, reaching the highest point since mid-February, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.   Just over 73,000 cases were reported […]

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Bedtime Soon After Meals Raises Reflux Risk in Pregnancy

A shorter period between eating and going to sleep increased the risk of GERD during pregnancy by approximately 12%, according to data from 400 women. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common condition in pregnancy because of changes in gastrointestinal motility caused by hormonal changes, and a short meal-to-bed time (MTBT) also has been associated with increased GERD symptoms, but […]

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Amanda Gorman’s Picture Book 'Change Sings' Will Share the Beauty of Poetry With Your Kids

The inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris was a star-studded event, but for many, it was Amanda Gorman who stole the show. The 22-year-old made history as the youngest person to ever read at a presidential inauguration — but it’s her powerful words that have everyone talking. The National Youth  Poet Laureate read her poem, “The […]

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Jennifer Lopez's Daughter Emme Opens Up About New Kids' Book and Performing at the Super Bowl

Emme Muñiz — Jennifer Lopez and ex Marc Anthony's 12-year-old daughter — is stepping (back) into the spotlight. In February, Emme floored football fans when she shared the stage with her mom at the Super Bowl. And now she's preparing for a whole new audience: kids across the world. In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Emme talks about her upcoming […]

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Celebrate Pride Month (& Every Day) With These Children's Books About LGBTQ Families

There’s no question that Pride feels different this year. We’re still marching, but now the #BlackLivesMatter and #TransLivesMatter protest signs are filling the crowds as well as the rainbows and the #LoveisLove signs. And honestly, this is exactly as it should be — because without intersectionalism, we can’t achieve equality. Right now, all parents should be talking to their kids […]

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