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    1. Raising Heart-Smart Kids

      When one of the first words to come out of my daughter's mouth was "chips!" I began to wonder what kind of eating habits we were teaching her. I knew that American kids were increasingly tubby, and that many weren't getting enough exercise. Then I read that that researchers had found clogged arterie

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    2. Swimming Pool Safety

      After one child died and 25 people were sickened by a 1998 outbreak of an E. coli strain caused by feces-contaminated water at a park near Atlanta, public health officials and public pool operators were justifiably concerned. The conditions pointed up a growing hazard -- and health officials have si

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    3. Poisoned!

      Nov. 7, 2001 -- Shirley Rouse of Houston was panic-stricken when she discovered that her 2-year-old son Will had eaten the tiny, white, silica beads that he'd found in her new purse. "He asked if he could eat the 'candy,' " says Rouse. "I told him that the beads weren't candy and that he needed to t

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    4. Get an 'A' in Vaccines

      The rubber-gloved health-care workers who inject kids with disease-halting immunizations may have only themselves to blame. Vaccines have proved so successful in eliminating their target diseases that some parents of school-aged children have gotten a bit lax about completing the complicated battery

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    5. Does Your Child Have Hearing Loss?

      July 24, 2000 -- Some 12,000 American children are born each year with impaired hearing. If you're concerned that your child may be one of them, you'll want to pay attention to the warning signs. Here are some of the most common, according to the National Campaign for Hearing Health. By the time you

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    6. When a Child Can't Hear

      July 24, 2000 -- At 8 months old, Angie King's daughter Erica didn't babble like other children her age. Instead of gentle gurgles and cooing sounds, Erica made high-pitched squealing noises. King's husband Mark suspected a hearing disorder, but Angie was reluctant to consider the possibility. There

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    7. Worried About Lyme Disease?

      June 26, 2000 -- When Duchess County, New York, resident Sally picked up 14-year-old Amy from a summer program last year, she noticed that her daughter seemed unusually fatigued. A couple of weeks later, Sally was shocked to discover that the side of Amy's face had begun drooping. Sally immediately

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    8. Swimming Pool Safety.

      June 5, 2000 -- After one child died and 25 people were sickened by a 1998 outbreak of an E. coli strain caused by feces-contaminated water at a park near Atlanta, public health officials and public pool operators were justifiably concerned. The conditions pointed up a growing hazard -- and health o

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    9. Is Ipecac Syrup Always the Best Remedy?

      May 29, 2000 -- "Syrup of ipecac is the most important thing to have in your household in the event of a poisoning," says Rose Ann Soloway, RN, ABAT (a non-physician certification in clinical toxicology), associate director of the American Association of Poison Control Centers in Washington. "It's t

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    10. When the Diagnosis is Serious

      May 1, 2000 (Berkeley, Calif.) -- When physician Wendy Schlessel Harpham went to the hospital with severe back and leg pain in the fall of 1990, she faced a devastating diagnosis: non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system. A few hours later when Harpham's husband Ted returned home from th

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