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  1. 5 Ways to Help Your Child With Hearing Loss

    It can be hard to find out your child has hearing loss. But hearing loss doesn't need to hold your child back from learning and communicating. With the right treatment and services, your little one can develop right along with everyone else. Here’s what you can do to help. For hearing loss, early tr

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  2. 9 Childhood Illnesses: Get the Facts

    As a parent, you've probably handled enough ear infections, colds, and stomach bugs to feel like an expert. But here are nine other illnesses you should know about. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an infection of the airways. It usually isn’t serious,  but if your child is under 2, or has a hea

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  3. Are You at Risk for Whooping Cough?

    It’s an illness that gets its name from the “whoop” sound people often make when trying to breathe between coughs. Whooping cough, or pertussis, is an infection in your lungs and breathing tubes. It is most dangerous for babies, but adults and teens are actually more likely to get the illness. When

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  4. Why Whooping Cough Is Rising Despite a New Vaccine

    When a new whooping cough vaccine was introduced in the late 1990s, there were hopes for a lower infection rate. But there's been a puzzling trend: a spike in new cases. More than 48,000 Americans had whooping cough in 2012 -- a 50-year high. The disease, also known as pertussis, brings on fits of c

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  5. Taking Care of Your Child's Fever

    Young kids often get fevers. They're a normal part of childhood and usually aren't serious. In most cases, they go away on their own. Fever is the body's way of killing off infections by raising the heat on germs. It can be caused by bacteria, like strep throat, or a virus, like the flu. The key is

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  6. 5 Signs Your Child’s Digestive Health Needs Help

    Kids can be picky or non-stop eaters -- and they'll complain about stomach pain when they’re grumpy, or not say a word when they truly feel bad. While most kids eventually settle into predictable eating patterns and most childhood stomachaches will go as quickly as they come, some digestive problems

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  7. How to Teach Your Child Healthy Digestive Habits

    After-school events, sports practice, homework, and socializing: These days, kids are as busy as adults. And just like us, our children can fall into bad habits with how, when, and what they eat. Here are some nutrition mistakes that children are making, and what parents can do to help them develop

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  8. Sun Safety: Expert Q&A

    Pediatric dermatologist Andrea Cambio, MD, of Cape Coral, Fla., provides answers to your questions about staying safe in the sun. If using a lotion, one ounce, enough to fill a shot glass, is considered the amount to cover the exposed areas of the body properly. Be liberal with the application; most

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  9. X-Rays, Scans, Radiation, and Kids

    When a child is ill or injured, you want your child to get whatever medical tests are needed, as soon as possible. But when it comes to imaging tests -- such as X-rays, PET scans, and CT scans -- the key word is "needed." Those tests use radiation that, if exposed to often enough, has been linked to

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  10. Is Your Child Ready for a Cell Phone?

    No doubt about it: Cell phones are a great way to stay in touch anytime, anywhere. But is your child old enough to have one? It’s a tough call for many parents because it’s not just about age. You need to know what's involved -- in terms of both the phone and your child's well-being -- and the poten

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