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  1. Your Child: Too Sick for School?

    A sniffle. A cough. A sore throat. Children come down with illnesses big and small. Some are contagious, some are not. How do you know when to keep your child home from school? To know whether your child should stay home from school, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests answering these three

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  2. Home Remedies for Children's Colds and Flu

    Winter may mean snow, sleds, and outdoor fun for children -- but it can also mean colds, sore throats, fever, and flu. When winter ills strike, soothe symptoms with these simple home treatments. There are over 200 cold viruses ready to lay your family low with nasal congestion, sore throat, and coug

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  3. Controlling Contagious Infections in Children

    It's easy to say to say, "keep the children home," when illness strikes. The problem is, kids can be exposed to and spread an infection before symptoms appear. That's why it helps to recognize and prevent common illnesses that plague children, including flu, pink eye, and gastroenteritis. These tips

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  4. Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety

    For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance -- protecting your child against disease naturally helps you sleep better at night -- but also anxiety about side effects and reactions. With misinformation about vaccines and health problems, it can be difficult for a parent to sort it all

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  5. Medication Leading Cause of Child Poisoning in U.S.

    March 20, 2012 -- When children have access to a parent, sibling, or grandparent's medicines, it can be an accident waiting to happen, a new report shows. A young child's instinct to put things in their mouth (including colorful-looking pills) or a kid's natural curiosity may kick in. Both of these

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  6. Bedwetting: Answers to Parents’ 6 Top Questions

    Parents share secrets and strategies with each other about how to deal with fussy eaters, colicky infants, and tantrum throwers. But bedwetters? The problem of bedwetting is still shrouded in embarrassment, despite the fact that it's very common. As a matter of fact, one in five 5-year-olds is a bed

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  7. Schools Can Say No to 'Pink Slime' Ground Beef

    March 16, 2012 -- “Pink slime” may soon be off the menu at many schools. The USDA says it will offer school lunch program participants a choice between purchasing ground beef with or without the controversial product known as “lean finely textured beef” by the meat industry and “pink slime” by its o

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  8. Bullied Over Food Allergies

    March 9, 2012 (Orlando, Fla.) -- Parents of kids with food allergies should be aware that their children may be teased or harassed because of their condition, experts say. Some bullies even chase kids with the allergy-producing food or throw it in their faces, says A. Erika Morris, MD, of the Univer

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  9. Kids' Snoring Linked to Behavioral Problems

    March 5, 2012 -- The more young children snore, breathe through their mouths, or stop breathing while asleep for a few seconds at a time, the more likely they are to develop behavioral problems, a new study shows. Previous research had suggested a link between these “sleep-disordered breathing” symp

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  10. Bedwetting Solutions: How Can You Stop Bedwetting?

    At age 7, Billy was getting invitations for sleepovers from friends. He wanted to go, but there was a problem: how to stop bedwetting. Bedwetting had been an ongoing issue for Billy, says his mother, Jane, (not their real names) of Bethesda, Md. Her two older children hadn't had the problem, but Bil

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