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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Kids' Sports Injuries

    More than 1.3 million kids went to the ER with sports injuries in 2012. That’s a lot of torn knee ligaments, sprained ankles, and busted heads. Which are the most dangerous activities? And what can you do to keep a young athlete safe? Football caused the most emergency room visits among U.S. athlete

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Healthy Foods, Happy Tummies

    Does your kid have a tummy ache again? Belly pain affects lots of kids, so your family isn't alone. It’s usually not serious, but it's no fun for kids or their parents. If your child’s pain is really bad or doesn’t go away after a day, he should see a doctor. But for minor tummy aches, a few changes

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  7. 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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  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. Summer Sun Protection for Kids

    Lazy days at the pool or beach are warm weather rituals for many families. But if you're tempted to let your child play outdoors for even a few minutes without the proper sun protection, you’re taking an unhealthy risk. "It only takes one severe sunburn to potentially double your child's chances of

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  10. X-Rays, Scans, Radiation, and Kids

    When a child is ill or injured, you want your child to get whatever medical tests are needed, as soon as possible. But when it comes to imaging tests -- such as X-rays, PET scans, and CT scans -- the key word is "needed." Those tests use radiation that, if exposed to often enough, has been linked to

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