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Coping With Bedrest

Learn mental and physical tips for surviving the challenge of being on bedrest.

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Chickenpox Can Be Serious: Protect Your Child

Most children with chickenpox completely recover. But it can be serious, even fatal, for babies, adolescents, and adults. Be proactive. Get vaccinated if you are not protected against chickenpox. Chickenpox is a very contagious disease. You or your child may...

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Early Language Skills Reduce Preschool Tantrums, Study Finds

Toddlers who have more developed language skills are less likely to throw temper tantrums by the time they begin preschool, according to a new study. This is likely because they are better able to talk about their frustrations, according to...

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Changing What They Watch on the Screen Can Improve Children's Behavior

As most parents of preschoolers have witnessed, it’s common for children this age to imitate behaviors they see on television or in movies—whether violent, loving or something in between. This effect of media can be applied...

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Saliva Can Clean Dirty Pacifiers and Reduce Allergy Risk

Parents use a variety of methods to clean a baby’s pacifier: rinsing it in tap water, boiling it, or putting it in their own mouth and sucking on it before giving it back to the baby. According to...

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Music Therapy Can Comfort and Soothe Premature Infants and Parents

Specific elements of music have therapeutic qualities that may be beneficial to a growing premature infant. Recorded music has a fixed meter and decibel level, which cannot be adapted to meet the needs of a compromised infant the way live...

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Single-Load Liquid Laundry Packets: Harmful to Children

Do NOT Let Children Handle; Keep Locked Up and Out of a Child’s Sight and Reach Children who are exposed to the chemicals in single-load liquid laundry packets are at risk of serious injury. Some of the chemicals in...

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82 percent of adults support banning smoking when kids are in the car

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A new poll shows 82 percent of adults support banning smoking in cars when children under 13 are riding in the vehicle. According to the latest University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospita lNational Poll on Children’s...

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AAP Offers Advice for Parents Concerned About Arsenic in Apple Juice

CHICAGO— In response to the investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) into the arsenic content of apple juice, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers guidance to families concerned about the impact of such...

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The Royal Baby is Here!

He’s finally here! At July 22nd at 4:24 P.M., Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, welcomed a baby boy into the royal family. The child, weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces, has not yet been named, but is now third in...

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