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  1. Make and Take Meals: Fast-Food Alternatives

    It's late, your kids are hungry, and you don't have time to cook. Put down the phone and pass up the drive-through. You can rustle up a number of fast-food alternatives in minutes. Not only can you put together a faster, healthier meal -- with fewer calories and less fat and sodium -- but you can sa

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  2. Making Sense of OTC Drug Use in Kids

    It seems every time you on turn on the news or read a newspaper there is something new on how, when, or even if you can use over-the-counter (OTC) medications to treat your children’s sniffles, aches and pains, and fever. What are concerned parents supposed to do, especially when their infant or tod

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  3. Actor Anthony Edwards Builds a Hospital

    When the producers of NBC’s Emmy award–winning series ER tapped original cast member Anthony Edwards to reprise the role of Dr. Mark Greene one final time for the show’s last season, he agreed, on one condition: His episode salary -- $125,000, to be exact -- would be donated directly to Shoe4Africa,

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  4. Helping Your Child Use a Nebulizer

    Sometimes children’s allergy symptoms don’t stop with a stuffy nose and watery eyes. If your child has allergic asthma, the most common form of asthma, exposure to allergens like pollen and mold can cause breathing passages to become swollen and inflamed. Childhood allergies that trigger asthma can

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  5. How Are the Quaid Twins Doing?

    With more recent horrifying headlines about heparin drug errors harming children — and even tragically taking the lives of two babies at a Texas hospital — WebMD recently sat down with Dennis and Kimberly Quaid. How are their 10-month-old twins, Thomas Boone and Zoë Grace, doing today, now that almo

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  6. Dennis and Kimberly Quaid’s Mission

    Last November, Dennis and Kimberly Quaid's newborn twins received about 1,000 times the recommended dose of heparin, a drug used to flush out medication IV lines and prevent blood clotting problems, when they were hospitalized for staph infections at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Short

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  7. Teenagers: Why Do They Rebel?

    By Jeanie Lerche Davis Driving fast, breaking curfew, arguing, shoplifting. Teenagers can push your patience, but unfortunately, some kids go as far as blatantly flouting rules or breaking the law, often with tragic results. What's with this rebellious streak? How can parents funnel it into less ris

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  8. Teen Minds: What Are They Thinking?

    By Neil Osterweil If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, then teenagers must be from a galaxy far, far, away indeed. At least it can seem that way when parents and adolescents try to communicate with one another. Sometimes, in the heat of an argument or even a casual how-was-your-day convers

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  9. Talking with Your Teen -- David Elkind, PhD

    By David Elkind What's the matter? Nothing. Where are you going? Out. Do you want to talk? No. Does this sound like typical communication between you and your teen? If so, explore these tips for starting an open and frank discussion about drugs, sex, self-esteem, and other vital issues. David Elkind

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  10. One Town Gets Children to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

    By Sari Harrar Want your kids to eat healthy, exercise, and enjoy it? Here's how parents in Somerville, MA, turned the kid-obesity epidemic around. Five-year-old Ben Tull pulled a big, ripe apple out of his Bob the Builder backpack one afternoon three years ago — and launched a health revolution at

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