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  1. 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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  2. 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

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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