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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. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Home Remedies for Children's Colds and Flu

      Winter may mean snow, sleds, and outdoor fun for children -- but it can also mean colds, sore throats, fever, and flu. When winter ills strike, soothe symptoms with these simple home treatments. There are over 200 cold viruses ready to lay your family low with nasal congestion, sore throat, and coug

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    8. Have a Healthy Vacation

      When it's summertime, families across the country flock to theme parks and resorts. These kid-friendly escapes are ideal for family vacations, but their densely packed crowds also make them breeding grounds for infections. This past winter, 125 people from seven states caught measles during an outbr

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    9. Home From School? Quiet Activities for Sick Children

      Are you at home with a sick child? What she probably needs most is rest. And you can help her get the downtime she needs without leaving the TV on all day. Try these fun, low-key activities. You'll help your child get better while you spend some quality time together. Games and puzzles. Get out some

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    10. Flu Vaccines and Kids

      Every fall, millions of U.S. children get flu vaccinations at their pediatricians' offices. The CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for all Americans who are at least 6 months old. You may have questions about the vaccination. Why can't last year's flu shot protect your child this year? Do you need

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