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  1. Tips to Help Prevent Kids' Colds and Flu

    Winter is upon us, and with it, the peak of cold and flu season. How can you keep your child from catching a nasty virus? Parents have two main weapons, says Bridget Boyd, MD. She's the director of the newborn nursery at Loyola University Health System in Chicago. The first: good hygiene. "The best

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  2. The Truth About Stomach Flu

    If your child suddenly has an attack of diarrhea and vomiting, and he complains of a stomachache, you may think to yourself, "stomach flu." No, not really. What's often called "stomach flu" is gastroenteritis, an infection of the stomach and intestines. The flu, or influenza, is different. It causes

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  3. Could Antibiotics Up Juvenile Arthritis Risk?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another reason not to overuse antibiotics: Children treated with the antibacterial drugs may face a greater risk for developing juvenile arthritis, new research suggests. The study found that children and teens pre

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  4. Pesticide Chemicals, Brain Issues in Kids Linked?

    July 13, 2015 -- Pyrethroids are chemicals commonly used in products aimed at killing insects, head lice, and fleas on pets. They were created to replace now-banned chemicals in insecticides and other products.  But new research is raising questions about their safety as well, linking them to brain

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  5. The Truth About Sensory Processing Disorder

    When Washington, D.C., mom Sara Durkin's son was 3, she got a call one day from his preschool. "They said he wasn't sitting in circle time, he wasn't sharing as much as he should, and he liked to be the center of attention," she recalls. There were other issues as well. He didn't like group activiti

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  6. Asbestos Found in Kids' Crayons, Toy Kits: Report

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Asbestos fibers have been found in crayons and other toys sold in the United States, according to a new report from an environmental health advocacy group. The fibers were found in four brands of crayons and two children's

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  7. Cost Hinders Better Diets for Kids with Diabetes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher cost is one reason it is difficult for many parents of children with type 1 diabetes to provide their youngsters with a healthy diet, a small study finds. The study included 23 families in northeastern Kansas and

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  8. Anti-Vaccine Parents Shunning Infant Vitamin Shot

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With the recent U.S. measles outbreak, the issue of vaccine refusal has received growing scrutiny. Now doctors are calling attention to a similar problem: Some parents are shunning the vitamin K shot routinely given to newborn

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  9. Measles Death First in U.S. in 12 Years

    Measles Death First in U.S. in 12 Years A Washington state woman who died of measles was vaccinated against the disease as a child but had a weakened immune system, according to a health official. It was the first measles death in the United States in 12 years and the first in Washington state in 25

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  10. 9 Childhood Illnesses: Get the Facts

    As a parent, you've probably handled enough ear infections, colds, and stomach bugs to feel like an expert. But here are nine other illnesses you should know about. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an infection of the airways. It usually isn’t serious, but if your child is under 2, or has a hear

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