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  1. Kids' Obesity Risk May Rise With Parents' Divorce

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kids face many challenges when their parents divorce, and their struggles often include excessive weight gain, new research suggests. Boys are especially prone to excess weight in the wake of divorce, according to the

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  2. What Are Dry Drowning and Secondary Drowning?

    June 2, 2014 -- Summer is a time for water fun, but also for a higher risk of drowning. Many people don’t realize that people can drown even after they’re out of the water. It’s a rare phenomenon known as “dry drowning” or “secondary drowning.” To learn more, WebMD spoke with James Orlowski, MD, fro

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  3. Managing a Severe Food Allergy

    Managing a child's food allergy sounds simple: Just avoid the trigger food. As any parent knows, that can be a challenge. Knowing how to prevent and handle a severe reaction can help you both feel more confident. An allergic reaction happens when the body's immune system thinks something in a food (

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  4. Watching Your Child’s Nutrition and Growth

    Getting any child to eat healthy foods is a challenge. When your child has a severe digestive disorder or gastrointestinal (GI) problem, it can feel like Mission: Impossible. But you don't have to go it alone. Here’s how to help your child or teen get the nutrition he needs to grow and develop. Each

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  5. Living With a Severe Digestive Disorder

    Having a severe digestive disorder doesn't just affect what your child eats. It affects many parts of her daily life and those of her siblings as well. With care and planning, you can help daily life go smoother for everyone in your family. Digestive disorder symptoms -- diarrhea, constipation, gas,

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  6. U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Measles cases in the United States are at a 20-year high so far this year. And nearly all the cases involve unvaccinated U.S. residents who've traveled abroad to countries where the respiratory disease is much more prev

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  7. Some Kids With Cochlear Implants Suffer Memory Problems

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Deaf children with cochlear implants are at increased risk for developmental delays in memory and higher thinking, a new study finds. A cochlear implant is an implanted device that helps provide a sense of sound to people

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  8. Delaying Measles-Related Vaccines: Seizure Risk?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying certain routine immunizations past the first 15 months of life could boost the risk of fever-related seizures, new research suggests. The risk appears very small, and the brief seizures -- due to fevers caused by t

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  9. Injuries From Swallowed Magnets on Rise in Kids

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of new and stronger magnet toys being sold has increased, so has the number of kids who have suffered serious injuries after swallowing a magnet, according to new research. In some cases, magnet ingest

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  10. Ohio Measles Outbreak Largest Since Mid-1990s

    May 14, 2014 -- A measles outbreak in Ohio has reached 68 cases, making it the largest outbreak in any state since 1996, when Utah had more than 100 cases, according to health officials. Measles is a growing concern in the United States, which could end up having the worst year since home-grown meas

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