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    1. What Can Parents Do About Antibiotic Overuse?

      In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our January-February 2012 issue, we asked WebMD children's health expert, Roy Benaroch, MD, how parents can help with the problem of antibiotic overuse. Q: I’m worried that kids --

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    2. Is the HPV Vaccine Safe?

      In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our January-February 2011 issue, we gave WebMD lead medical editor Bruni Nazario, MD, a question about HPV vaccines for girls. Q: I'm just not sure about giving my daughter the HPV

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    3. Is Poinsettia Really Poisonous?

      In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics, including some of the oldest -- and most cherished -- medical myths out there. For our November-December 2011 issue, we asked Michael Wahl, MD, medical director of the Illinois Poison Cent

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    4. Q&A With Royal Pains' Mark Feuerstein

      Mark Feuerstein got his start in acting when he played a recurring character in the daytime soap Loving. Now the star of Royal Pains,a medical drama set in the Hamptons, he also starred in the 2000 flick What Women Want, as well as Practical Magic and several TV series. In a far-ranging interview wi

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    5. Amanda Peet Campaigns for Vaccines

      Amanda Peet and her husband, screenwriter David Benioff, weren't feeling very festive last Christmas. Their 10-month-old, Molly, had developed a horrible, hacking cough that spasmed through her body. "We didn't know what it was," recalls the 2012 and The Whole Nine Yards star, 39, who's in Los Angel

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    6. Boosting 4 Vital Nutrients Kids Need

      Certain essential nutrients have gone missing from our kids' diets. The "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" from the U.S. government encourages children to eat more foods with these five nutrients -- calcium, fiber, magnesium, vitamin E, potassium -- as part of a balanced diet. Your child may resist

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    7. Special Report: The New Boys' Health Scare

      By Brian Alexander You wouldn't know it to speak to her, because she's cheerfully chatty, with a pronounced Chicago-land accent, but Brandie Langer is worried. She's also a little worried about being worried. "Do you think I might be paranoid?" she asks. She has three children. The youngest, a son,

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    8. Can Your Child's Sleep Habits Make Him Gain Weight?

      You've probably heard that increased TV watching, high-calorie snacking, and decreased physical activity are linked to skyrocketing rates of child obesity. But recent research points to a new culprit: lack of sleep. "Children who don't sleep enough are at much greater risk for obesity than children

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    9. 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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    10. 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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