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    1. What's In Your Personal Care Products?

      It smells good. It feels good on your child's skin. And all her friends are using it. But is it the healthiest choice? When it comes to choosing shampoos, lotions, and other personal products for your kids -- or helping them make good choices -- it's not an easy question to answer. That’s because al

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    2. Swine Flu Prevention: Tips for Parents

      "How do I protect my child?" That's the No. 1 question parents have when it comes to swine flu. To help guide parents, WebMD turned to three pediatricians for answers to common questions about swine flu. Are some children more at risk than others? Should you take your kids out of school if there are

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    3. Taking Care of Baby's Sensitive Skin

      Although you want to keep your new baby clean and her skin healthy and soft, you might worry about the chemicals in your baby shampoos, soaps, and lotions. Do you need them? Could any of those additives and preservatives -- like parabens and phthalates -- be harmful to her? To get some guidance, Web

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    4. Whooping Cough: What You Need to Know

      What do we all need to know about whooping cough (pertussis)? WebMD asked epidemiologist Tom Clark, MD, MPH, of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. What is whooping cough? Whooping cough is a bacterial infection that's highly contagious, and it's also vaccine prevent

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    5. Obesity and Early Puberty: What's the Risk?

      About 1 in 5,000 children experience early puberty. Studies suggest that, on average, kids are starting puberty earlier than they once did. Could the rise in obesity be playing a role? Many experts think so, at least when it comes to girls. "I think it's quite clear that some of the early puberty we

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    6. How Doctors Diagnose and Treat Precocious Puberty

      You might think that diagnosing early puberty is simple. If your 6-year-old daughter seems to be developing breasts or your 7-year-old son has hair under his arms, isn't that evidence enough? Actually, it's not. Early puberty can be hard to diagnose, even for the experts. So how do doctors settle on

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    7. Want to Help Feed America's Hungry Children?

      Scarlett Johansson discovered her passion for feeding the hungry after Hurricane Katrina, when she started working with USA Harvest in New Orleans. Several years later, Stan Curtis, who founded USA Harvest, asked her if she wanted to help promote a new program called Blessings in a Backpack. The ide

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    8. Scarlett Johansson Feeds Hungry Children

      Growing up in New York City, the actor and her three siblings, including twin brother Hunter, saw their parents struggle to put food on the table for their large family. "We were a single-income family with four kids living in New York City," she recalls. "My parents tried not to make a big deal of

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    9. Is It Really Food Poisoning?

      You enjoyed every bite of the pasta alfredo, flame-grilled burger, or creme brulee but hours later you're sprinting, nonstop, to the bathroom. After vomiting or having diarrhea, you may not be thinking kindly of the restaurant or your BBQ host, figuring you have food poisoning. But is it really? You

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    10. Adventures in Vomiting

      Throwing up: It seems to be one of those unwavering rites of childhood, right alongside skinning your knees, and asking “Are we there yet?” But vomiting, nausea, and stomach upsets aren’t just reserved for kids. Adults deal with these issues too, though the causes may sometimes be different. So what

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