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    1. CDC: Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most adults can remember the battery of health services they endured as kids: hearing and vision tests, dental exams, regular checkups and vaccinations. Many American kids growing up now won't have those memories, be

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    2. Statins for Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs seem to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in children who have a genetic cholesterol disorder, according to a long-term European study. Researchers looked at 194 children and

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    3. Childhood Kidney, Thyroid Cancer Rates Up

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although the overall rate of cancer in American children and teens remained stable during the last decade, rates of thyroid cancer and kidney cancer seemed to be on the rise, a new study says. The rate of thyroid cancer

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    4. Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter (Editor's note: This story was published in 2014.) MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A respiratory virus has stricken more than 1,000 children across 12 states, causing many to wind up in the hospital and prompting concerns of a wider outbreak. About 15

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    5. Skin Cells Used to Create Heart Valve for Kids

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While artificial heart valves have long been available to adults, making permanent valves for children has been challenging because kids' bodies keep growing. But researchers say they've found a way around that, using a

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    6. Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of American babies are getting the vaccines they need to protect them from serious illnesses, federal health officials said Thursday. More than 90 percent of children are getting the vaccines that pre

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    7. Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the fall sports season starts and young players face the risk of concussions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that dietary supplements that claim to prevent, treat or cure concussions are untested, unproven

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    8. Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All children should start using toothpaste with fluoride when their teeth appear, regardless of their risk level for cavities, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Up until age 3,

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    9. Blood Transfusions May Cut Stroke Risk From Sickle Cell

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Monthly blood transfusions may lower the chances of "silent" strokes in some children with sickle cell anemia, a new clinical trial indicates. The study, reported in the Aug. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine

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    10. Children Face Higher Health Risk From Cell Phones

      The potential harm from microwave radiation (MWR) given off by wireless devices, particularly for children and unborn babies, is the highlight of a new review. Although the data are conflicting, links between MWR and cancer have been observed. The review, by L. Lloyd Morgan, senior science fellow at

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