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    1. 7 Serious Symptoms in Babies and Toddlers

      When you take your newborn home from the hospital, no one gives you a rulebook about how to care for her. What if she gets sick -- will you see the signs? How will you know whether she needs to see a doctor when she can’t tell you what’s wrong? Take a breath. Once you know what to check, you’ll feel

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    2. Medicine for Your Baby: What You Need to Know

      It’s 3 a.m. and your baby is wailing. She feels warm, but it’s not a raging fever. Her nose is running, but the mucus looks clear. Another parent at day care mentioned a virus that’s going around. Or maybe it’s just a cold and she’s crying because she’s tired and uncomfortable. What can you give her

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    3. How to Treat Your Baby’s Stuffy Nose

      Your little one is congested. What should you do? In a child age 3 or under, this can be a challenge. For starters, it’s not always obvious what’s causing that stuffy nose. Infants and toddlers often catch colds because they are just starting to build up their immunity to common viruses. But there a

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    4. More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American kids suffering from asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the increase, with poor children being hit the hardest, researchers report. Children living in extreme povert

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    5. Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Peers

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run, a new study suggests. Using data on over 1.5 million Swedish adults, researchers found

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    6. Spanking: More Harm Than Good?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Spare the rod and spoil the child. Not so fast, suggests a new review that found spanking doesn't produce better behavior and may set up a child for psychological and learning problems later. "Spanking is not achievi

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    7. Day Care Kids: Stomach Bugs Earlier, Fewer Later

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies in day care catch their first stomach bug earlier than home-based infants, but end up getting fewer of these gastrointestinal illnesses during their preschool years, new research suggests. Analyzing a group of m

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    8. More Kids Being Poisoned by Detergent Pods: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of small children are getting their hands and mouths on colorful detergent pods, with serious and sometimes fatal consequences, a new study finds. Among more than 62,000 calls made to emergency departme

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    9. Cow's Milk Allergy in Childhood May Lead to This

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are allergic to cow's milk may have weaker bones than kids with other food allergies, a small study suggests. Cow's milk allergy is the most common childhood food allergy in the United States, affecting

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    10. Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Kids' Pneumonia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lung ultrasounds may offer a safer, yet equally effective, alternative to chest X-rays for diagnosing pneumonia in children, researchers report. "Ultrasound is portable, cost-saving and safer for children than an X-ray

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