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    1. 5 Ways to Help Your Child With Hearing Loss

      Hearing loss poses an extra challenge for growing children. But it doesn't have to hold them back from learning and communicating. With the right treatment and services, your child can learn all the skills and reach the same milestones as other kids her age. Here’s what you can do to help. Early tre

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    2. Medicine for Your Baby: What You Need to Know

      It’s 3 a.m. and your baby is wailing. She feels warm, but it’s not a raging fever. Her nose is running, but the mucus looks clear. Another parent at day care mentioned a virus that’s going around. Or maybe it’s just a cold and she’s crying because she’s tired and uncomfortable. What can you give her

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    3. How to Treat Your Baby’s Stuffy Nose

      Your little one is congested. What should you do? In a child age 3 or under, this can be a challenge. For starters, it’s not always obvious what’s causing that stuffy nose. Infants and toddlers often catch colds because they are just starting to build up their immunity to common viruses. But there a

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    4. 7 Serious Symptoms in Babies and Toddlers

      When you take your newborn home from the hospital, no one gives you a rulebook about how to care for her. What if she gets sick -- will you see the signs? How will you know whether she needs to see a doctor when she can’t tell you what’s wrong? Take a breath. Once you know what to check, you’ll feel

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    5. Strength Training Isn't Just for Adults

      More than a third of kids today carry around too many extra pounds. So, lots of parents want to do everything they can to protect their children from weight-linked conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. One way to keep kids in shape is to follow the government's 60-minutes-a-day aerobic exer

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    6. Is There an Alternative Vaccine Schedule?

      Laura Dye was all for childhood vaccinations until she had her first child. Then she got cold feet after reading what she now calls “scare mongering” online. "I was super scared about vaccines," says Dye, who lives in southern Delaware. "It was my new little baby. He was so perfect." She wanted to l

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    7. Tips to Help Prevent Kids' Colds and Flu

      Want to cut the odds that your child will get sick? Keep germs away with two big weapons: good hygiene and a flu vaccine. "The best thing you can do to prevent catching whatever is going around is to encourage regular hand-washing, especially before eating meals," says Bridget Boyd, MD, director of

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    8. The Truth About Stomach Flu

      If your child suddenly has an attack of diarrhea and vomiting, and he complains of a stomachache, you may think to yourself, "stomach flu." No, not really. What's often called "stomach flu" is gastroenteritis, an infection of the stomach and intestines. The flu, or influenza, is different. It causes

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    9. The Truth About Sensory Processing Disorder

      When Washington, D.C., mom Sara Durkin's son was 3, she got a call one day from his preschool. "They said he wasn't sitting in circle time, he wasn't sharing as much as he should, and he liked to be the center of attention," she recalls. There were other issues as well. He didn't like group activiti

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    10. 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 hear

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