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  1. 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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  2. CDC Report: Kids Still Eat Too Much Added Sugar

    Feb. 29, 2012 -- U.S. children and teens have cut down on added sugars but still eat too much, according to a new report. "Added sugar consumption is high among children and teens," says Cynthia L. Ogden, PhD, an epidemiologist with the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, which issued the r

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  3. 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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  4. Helping Bedwetters: Tips From the Trenches

    Bedwetters can take a toll on everyone's patience, not to mention the toll taken on a good night's sleep. If you're the parent of a bedwetting child and are feeling frustrated, here are practical tips on what to do and how to cope. If your pediatrician doesn't ask you about your bedwetting child, as

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  5. New Youth Baseball Safety Recommendations

    Feb. 28, 2012 -- As spring training begins, little leaguers should take a lesson from the pros and take care to avoid common baseball injuries. New safety guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics call for youth baseball coaches and parents to be aware of the potential for overuse and traum

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  6. Bedwetting: What Causes It?

    Waking in the middle of the night to change your child's sheets after a bedwetting episode is practically a rite of passage for parents. And it's more common than you think. "I call it the hidden problem of childhood," says Howard Bennett, MD, a pediatrician and author of Waking Up Dry: A Guide to H

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  7. Active Video Games May Not Get Kids More Active

    Feb. 27, 2012 -- Giving children an “active” dancing or sports video game may not necessarily make them more active. A new study shows that children given active video games were no more physically active than those given more stationary video games. Researchers say the results call into question th

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  8. Combo Vaccine May Raise Babies’ Risk for Fever-Caused Seizures

    Feb. 21, 2012 -- Babies and toddlers can sometimes spike fevers that lead to seizures, which can be terrifying for parents. Those seizures, called febrile seizures, have sometimes been linked to childhood vaccines. Now a large new study from Denmark shows that babies have an increased risk of gettin

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  9. Kids With Gender Noncomformity at Increased Risk for Abuse

    Feb. 20, 2012 -- Boys won’t always “act” like boys, and girls won’t always “act” like girls. Some boys may choose dolls over tools, and some girls prefer cars, trucks, and football to Barbie dolls and princesses. Unfortunately, kids who tend to make choices that are not considered typical for their

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  10. Study: Even Some Vigorous Activity Boosts Kids’ Heart Health

    Feb. 14, 2012 -- Kids who exercise vigorously for more than 30 minutes a day may be at lower risk of heart disease than their peers who don’t break a sweat quite as often. This is true regardless of how much time the kids spent sitting on the couch. Kids who exercised at a moderate or vigorous pace

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