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  1. Bedwetting: What Causes It?

    Waking in the middle of the night to change your child's sheets after a bedwetting episode is practically a rite of passage for parents. And it's more common than you think. "I call it the hidden problem of childhood," says Howard Bennett, MD, a pediatrician and author of Waking Up Dry: A Guide to H

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  2. Fiber-Rich Sack Lunches to Help Ease Constipation

    Most kids don’t get enough fiber in their daily diet -- and that can lead to a host of digestive problems, the most obvious of which is constipation. Fiber doesn’t get digested by the human body, so it moves through your digestive tract and cleans up the pipes -- allowing a smoother, easier passage

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  3. A Nutritionist Speaks: How to Promote Your Child’s Digestive Health

    If there’s anyone in the world who focuses almost as much attention on our children’s diets as parents do, it’s the dietitians who help parents deal with kids’ digestive problems. If you’re wondering how to set your child up for good digestive health now and later on, ask a dietitian. There’s a very

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  4. Germs in the School Room

    The average American child has six to 10 colds a year. In fact, children's colds cause more doctor visits and missed school days than any other illness. And every parent knows how easily colds passed to other family members once one child gets sick. What can a parent do? Stopping cold germs where th

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  5. Fear of the Dark

    Jennifer Bianco of Lincoln, R.I., has two kids who are afraid of the dark. Her 6-year-old daughter absolutely must sleep with a blanket to help combat her fear, and her 4-year-old son insists on sleeping with a night-light. Bianco isn’t sure when or why her children developed a fear of the dark, but

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  6. Should Your Child Get the HPV Vaccine?

    If you have a child who is at least 9 years old, you may be weighing whether he or she should get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection that can cause genital warts and cervical cancer. Men and women can carry it. HPV sometimes plays a role in

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  7. Jeff Bridges: Hungry for Change

    "16.7 million." When Jeff Bridges says the number, you hear in his voice frustration, anger, and incomprehension at its sheer size. "16.7 million American kids -- that's nearly one out of four kids in this country -- are at risk of not getting enough to eat," the Academy Award–winning actor says. "A

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  8. Surviving Meningitis: Carl Buher’s Story

    On an autumn day in 2003, Carl Buher came down with a high fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, and exhaustion. His parents, Curt and Lori Buher, thought he had flu, like his football buddies. But when Carl became disoriented and developed purple splotches all over his face and arms, they rushed him t

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  9. Dental Health Care: Tots, Tweens, and Teens

    Smile and say cheese! February is Children's Dental Health month, time to make sure tots, tweens, and teens are getting the tooth care they need. Even tiny tots need regular checkups, just like mom and dad. The American Dental Association recommends kids start getting checkups at about age 1, or whe

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  10. Healthy and Safe Holiday Gifts

    Fun, safe, healthy holiday gifts: Think this triple threat is impossible to find? Think again. With a little help from the experts, we've put together this quick list of seasonal gifts that offer healthy fun for big kids and small. Mail Order: For food lovers of every stripe there's a cornucopia of

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