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  1. The MP3 Generation: At Risk for Hearing Loss?

    Loud rock music contributed to hearing loss among baby boomers, but MP3 players are poised to make the problem much worse for the next generation. New surveys from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association highlight that risk, noting that high school students are much more likely than adults

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  2. New Pool Safety Gadgets Help Prevent Drowning

    Among the good things about residential swimming pools is the fact that so much research has been done on pool safety. One outgrowth of that research has been the development of a vast number of products and devices that aim to keep your pool safe. There are fences designed with self-closing, self-l

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  3. Good, Sound Sleep for Your Child

    Sleep is no less important than food, drink, or safety in the lives of children. Although this may seem apparent, many of us actually do not allow our children to get the critical sleep they need to develop and function properly. It's certainly not something we do on purpose. As a matter of fact, we

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  4. Back-to-School Health Checkup

    Whether your child is entering school for the first time or about to graduate, back-to-school time is a good opportunity for parents to check up on their children's health and make sure they're protected against common childhood diseases and illnesses. First on the list should be immunizations. Vacc

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  5. Raising Heart-Smart Kids

    When one of the first words to come out of my daughter's mouth was "chips!" I began to wonder what kind of eating habits we were teaching her. I knew that American kids were increasingly tubby, and that many weren't getting enough exercise. Then I read that that researchers had found clogged arterie

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  6. Swimming Pool Safety

    After one child died and 25 people were sickened by a 1998 outbreak of an E. coli strain caused by feces-contaminated water at a park near Atlanta, public health officials and public pool operators were justifiably concerned. The conditions pointed up a growing hazard -- and health officials have si

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  7. Poisoned!

    Nov. 7, 2001 -- Shirley Rouse of Houston was panic-stricken when she discovered that her 2-year-old son Will had eaten the tiny, white, silica beads that he'd found in her new purse. "He asked if he could eat the 'candy,' " says Rouse. "I told him that the beads weren't candy and that he needed to t

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  8. Get an 'A' in Vaccines

    The rubber-gloved health-care workers who inject kids with disease-halting immunizations may have only themselves to blame. Vaccines have proved so successful in eliminating their target diseases that some parents of school-aged children have gotten a bit lax about completing the complicated battery

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  9. Does Your Child Have Hearing Loss?

    July 24, 2000 -- Some 12,000 American children are born each year with impaired hearing. If you're concerned that your child may be one of them, you'll want to pay attention to the warning signs. Here are some of the most common, according to the National Campaign for Hearing Health. By the time you

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  10. When a Child Can't Hear

    July 24, 2000 -- At 8 months old, Angie King's daughter Erica didn't babble like other children her age. Instead of gentle gurgles and cooing sounds, Erica made high-pitched squealing noises. King's husband Mark suspected a hearing disorder, but Angie was reluctant to consider the possibility. There

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