To combat increasing rates of drug and opioid addiction, New Jersey has enacted a new law designed to influence the initial prescription of prescription pain medications. 

When kids wake up feeling ill, parents often have to make a quick judgment call about whether or not they’re well enough to go to school. This month’s Mott Poll report highlighted the struggle parents face when deciding what to do with their sick child.

Kids holding "2016" banner

Traveling during the holiday season can be hectic – and for parents traveling with toddlers, there is even more to juggle and manage. Packing extra snacks and activities to keep kids entertained during the trip aren’t the only things parents need to consider when leaving home.

Teens are known for trying new things - from the clothes they wear to the foods they eat. This month’s Mott Poll report focused on the subject of teens’ special diets and how they impact their families.

As part of teen experimentation and identity formation, many teens try out a variety of special diets – diets that go beyond calorie counting and limiting portion sizes to restricting or eliminating entire groups of foods.

Saturday is the Great American Smokeout, a yearly event from the American Cancer Society to encourage smokers to quit once and for all.

In a recent article published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers from Yale found a 165% increase in the number of hospitalizations of children and teens due to opioid poisoning between 1997 and

This month in an updated set of screen time guidelines, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now recommends no screen time for children younger than 18 months with an exception for screen time used to video chat with family and friends.

Halloween is just around the corner, and while it promises to be a fun and exciting time for kids, all of those sugary, sticky sweets can pose serious challenges to their dental health.