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    1. Top U.S. Children’s Hospitals Ranked

      June 10, 2015 -- Boston Children's Hospital is No. 1 in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report's latest annual rankings of the best pediatric hospitals. It ranks in the top 5% for all 10 specialties rated. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medic

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    2. 1 Dose of HPV Vaccine May Offer Protection: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix could prevent as many cases of cervical cancer as the current two- and three-dose schedules, a new study contends. The vaccine protects against HPV types 16 an

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    3. More Young Children Exposed to Marijuana

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a sharp increase in marijuana exposure among young children in the United States in recent years, a new study finds. The increases in exposure come as more states have legalized the drug for medical or recreat

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    4. Widespread Vaccination and Kids' Stomach Infection

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The widespread use of a vaccine against a germ that causes gastrointestinal infections in infants and young children has been a resounding success in the United States, a new study suggests. A team led by Dr. Eyal Leshem o

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    5. General Anesthesia May Affect Young Brains

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having general anesthesia during surgery at a very young age may be linked to poorer brain development, new research suggests. Children who had received general anesthesia during surgery before they turned 4 years of age late

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    6. Approval Bill Includes Rewards For Kids' Drugs

      By Lisa Gillespie Advocates for children with rare diseases are watching closely a congressional effort to streamline the nation’s drug approval process because the bill includes a provision extending a federal program that rewards companies making remedies for these young patients. The reward progr

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    7. Misuse of ADHD-Type Drugs Starts Before College

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young Americans start misusing prescription stimulant medications such as Ritalin and Adderall at an earlier age than previously believed, a new study says. The University of Michigan study suggests efforts to prevent mis

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    8. Have a Healthy Vacation

      When it's summertime, families across the country flock to theme parks and resorts. These kid-friendly escapes are ideal for family vacations, but their densely packed crowds also make them breeding grounds for infections. This past winter, 125 people from seven states caught measles during an outbr

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    9. Cystic Fibrosis Medicine Study Offers Hope

      May 26, 2015 -- Cystic fibrosis has been a frightening fact of life for Paige Ellens and her mother, Sharla, since Paige was born 17 years ago. This ongoing, life-threatening disease causes the lungs to fill up with thick and sticky mucus. That mucus can block the airways, which damages the lungs an

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    10. Home From School? Quiet Activities for Sick Children

      Are you at home with a sick child? What she probably needs most is rest. And you can help her get the downtime she needs without leaving the TV on all day. Try these fun, low-key activities. You'll help your child get better while you spend some quality time together. Games and puzzles. Get out some

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