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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. October Is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

    Down syndrome happens when a child is born with an extra chromosome, leading to delays in physical and mental development. It's one of the most common genetic birth defects in the United States, affecting one of every 691 babies. Researchers don't know what causes the condition, but it's more common

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  6. When Your Child Is Afraid of the Doctor

    Marcela Jones, an English professor in Washington, D.C., says her 3-year-old daughter, Amalia, starts screaming as soon as they step into a doctor's office. Her child's white coat-triggered misery started, Jones says, with her two-year checkup -- Amalia had her routine shots and then went upstairs t

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  7. What Emergency Supplies Should I Keep in My Car?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our July/August 2012 issue, we asked WebMD's child health expert, Hansa Bhargava, MD, how parents should put together an emergency kit for their cars. Q: I worry that my car will br

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  8. Should I Still Keep Ipecac in My Medicine Cabinet?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our June 2012 issue, we asked WebMD's child care expert, Roy Benaroch, MD, if parents should still keep ipecac in case their child swallows a poison. Q: I was always told to keep ip

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  9. Bedwetting: Answers to Parents’ 6 Top Questions

    Parents share secrets and strategies with each other about how to deal with fussy eaters, colicky infants, and tantrum throwers. But bedwetters? The problem of bedwetting is still shrouded in embarrassment, despite the fact that it's very common. As a matter of fact, one in five 5-year-olds is a bed

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  10. Helping Bedwetters: Tips From the Trenches

    Bedwetters can take a toll on everyone's patience, not to mention the toll taken on a good night's sleep. If you're the parent of a bedwetting child and are feeling frustrated, here are practical tips on what to do and how to cope. If your pediatrician doesn't ask you about your bedwetting child, as

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