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    1. Backyard and Playground Safety

      The backyard offers a world of fun for children. Playgrounds offer even more chances for adventure. But the fun can end abruptly when someone gets hurt. That’s one reason the American Academy of Pediatrics reminds parents to supervise children’s outdoor play, even at home. To protect your kids from

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    2. 7 Ways to Combat Kids' Sleep Problems

      WebMD's sleep specialist offers seven tips for getting kids to sleep through the night.

    3. Help Kids Sleep All Night

      By Meg Lundstrom An astounding seven out of 10 children aren't getting enough z's. Here, five top children's sleep-stealers, plus smart strategies that ensure sound slumber for them — and for you. You tuck your kids into bed with a kiss and a prayer...that they'll drift off quickly and sleep through

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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