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  1. Dry Drowning and Secondary Drowning

    If you're like most parents, you probably figure once your child is done swimming or playing in the water, his risk of drowning is over. But "dry" and "secondary" drowning can happen hours after he's toweled off and moved on to other things. There are steps you can take to keep your child safe. Thes

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  2. What Is the Alternative Vaccine Schedule?

    When pediatrician Robert W. Sears, MD, wrote The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child, he wanted to give parents more choices on how to vaccinate their children if they were concerned about a vaccine’s side effects or ingredients or the large number of shots that kids get. “A lot o

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  3. 5 Serious Symptoms in Children to Never Ignore

    Runny noses. Stomach aches. An itchy rash. These are a few of the typical ailments that occur in children everywhere. But what if something more serious develops, like a fever above 103 degrees or a stiff neck? You may not know whether to rush to the emergency room, call the doctor, or simply wait i

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  4. Helping Kids Who Fear Vaccines

    When your young child whimpers at the mention of the word "shot," you probably have mixed feelings. You want your son to be protected by his vaccinations; you just wish that the procedure was pain-free. "Vaccines protect the health and well-being of children, but children don't understand that," say

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  5. Managing a Severe Food Allergy

    Managing a child's food allergy sounds simple: Just avoid the trigger food. As any parent knows, that can be a challenge. Knowing how to prevent and handle a severe reaction can help you both feel more confident. An allergic reaction happens when the body's immune system thinks something in a food (

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  6. Watching Your Child’s Nutrition and Growth

    Getting any child to eat healthy foods is a challenge. When your child has a severe digestive disorder or gastrointestinal (GI) problem, it can feel like Mission: Impossible. But you don't have to go it alone. Here’s how to help your child or teen get the nutrition he needs to grow and develop. Each

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  7. Living With a Severe Digestive Disorder

    Having a severe digestive disorder doesn't just affect what your child eats. It affects many parts of her daily life and those of her siblings as well. With care and planning, you can help daily life go smoother for everyone in your family. Digestive disorder symptoms -- diarrhea, constipation, gas,

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  8. Tips to Help Your Child Eat Better, Live Healthier

    You can tell children they should eat well and make healthy choices. Or you can show them that it's fun and feels good -- and they'll be more likely to do it. Here’s how: Let children play with their food. Babies aren't the only ones who like to play with food. School-age children do, too. So make h

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  9. 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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  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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