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  1. Manage Your Stress for Good Health

    Stress happens to all of us. What matters even more than the stress itself is how you respond to it. When you're under stress often, or you don't have the resources to handle it, that's bad for you, especially if it leads to smoking, heavy drinking, overeating, or insomnia. "A lot of things related

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  2. The Truth About Stomach Flu

    If your child suddenly has an attack of diarrhea and vomiting, and he complains of a stomachache, you may think to yourself, "stomach flu."  No, not really. What's often called "stomach flu" is gastroenteritis, an infection of the stomach and intestines. The flu, or influenza, is different. It cause

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  3. Help! My Kid Is a Jerk!

    Your kid is great -- good sport, lots of good deeds -- but he has obnoxious moments. And those moments threaten your sanity. Sometimes he doesn't listen to you. He won't take no for an answer. He's mean to his sister. You start to ask yourself, "Is my kid a jerk?" Some ages are naturally harder on k

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  4. 5 Stretches for New Moms

    After having a baby, it’s perfectly normal to feel like your body is a little off. "Your back, shoulders, and hips are likely to feel tight,” says Erica Ziel, a personal trainer in Newport Beach, CA. These five moves will soothe common sore spots and help ease you back into a fitness program. “When

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  5. Your Daughter’s First Period: Help Her Be Ready

    Many women probably remember when and where they got their first period. A lot of us probably also wish we’d been a little more prepared.  If your daughter is approaching her first period, how can you help her be ready without embarrassing her -- and yourself? Make an action plan so you’re both read

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  6. Pacifiers: In or Out?

    Parents have relied on pacifiers for ages to calm crying infants. But are they really best for a baby? Here’s a look at the plusses and pitfalls. Some of the good things pacifiers can do for your baby -- and you -- include: Lower SIDS risk. Pacifier use during nap or nighttime can prevent sudden inf

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  7. Does Parent Stress Affect Baby?

    Ever heard this saying? “When mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” It’s a funny phrase, but it’s also true -- babies mirror their parents’ feelings. People say babies are like sponges for a reason: They learn new things at a rapid pace. Not only do they soak up info from the world around them, the

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  8. Infant Gas: How to Prevent and Treat It

    Infant gas is common. It’s normal for your baby to pass gas 13-21 times each day. She may become fussy when extra air gets trapped in her tummy. Gas is generally caused by: Swallowing air Feeding from breast or bottle Sucking a pacifier Crying You may notice your baby has these symptoms: Bloating Bu

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  9. Expert Q&A: Crying and Colic

    Could your crying baby have colic? What is colic, anyway? And what really works to soothe it? WebMD spoke with mother of two and pediatrician Tanya R. Altmann, MD, FAAP. We talked about colic: what it is, how long it lasts, and what you can do to soothe an upset infant. Colic is when a baby, for no

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  10. Stressed Out? Your Kids May Be, Too

    You're a 21st century parent, which means your to-do list is never-ending. Your idea of relaxing might be checking Facebook during your 10-minute wait in the car-pool line every afternoon. But at least the kids are all right. Right? Maybe not. All that stress you carry around on a daily basis affect

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