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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Blossoming Too Early?

    April 3, 2000 (Bellevue, Wash.) -- Like many girls who enter puberty earlier than most, Kathy Pitts was confused and scared when she got her period at 9. "My mother never mentioned the changes that go along with puberty -- maybe she thought I was too young," says Pitts, now 35 and the mother of a 9-

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  4. Toxic Turf

    March 6, 2000 (Berkeley, Calif.) -- With the coming of spring, children are venturing outdoors again -- for soccer games, track and field events, and lunches on the schoolyard grass. But according to a trio of U.S. senators, those playing fields and lawns may not be good places for kids. Each year s

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  5. Contagious Daycare?

    More parents are leaving their children in day care than ever before: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 65% of women with children under the age of six were part of the labor force in 1998, compared with only 44% in 1975. And more women working means more kids in day care. At least

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  6. Vaccine Linked to Autism?

    Eric Gallup was a normally developing 15-month-old toddler living in Parsippany, New Jersey, when his parents took him for his first measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination in 1986. Shortly after he was vaccinated, they noticed changes in his behavior and ability to communicate. In 1989 he was diagn

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  7. How Your Vaccines are Approved

    The immunization rate for children is at an all-time high of 80%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But in light of the recent withdrawal from the market of a vaccine against rotavirus, should parents be more leery of the process by which vaccines are approved? "My d

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  8. Children and Illness

    We're all aware that certain illnesses are more common in kids -- the common cold, chicken pox, croup. But the diseases themselves are not the only thing unique to children: The experience of being ill is also different for kids, and each age group has a different understanding of "being sick." As a

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  9. Thermometers: A Parent's Guide

    It used to be easy for parents to choose a thermometer: They only had one choice! But on today's market, there are many types and price ranges from which to choose. They all do the job, but choosing the best one for your child's age and temperament will make the task of getting a reading accurate, e

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