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  1. New Dads: What to Expect After Baby Arrives

    You know that becoming a dad will change your life. What you can't know is how, and in what ways. Nothing can fully prepare you for the joys and challenges of parenthood. But learning what to expect now may reduce the number of big surprises ahead. Here's a preview of how your newborn may change you

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  2. New Dads: How to Bond With Your Baby

    You're a dad now! It's exciting, though parts of it may be new to you -- like changing a diaper or soothing your crying baby. Many people focus on the mother-baby bond. But Pittsburgh pediatrician Mark Diamond says, "Other than the physical act of nursing, dads can do everything else: holding the ba

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  3. Is Dirt Good for Kids?

    It's the basic nature of young children to touch the very things in their environment that their parents find most disgusting. Just try to keep your 1-year-old from sticking the dog's bone in her mouth! Epidemic-scale flu seasons have health authorities imploring regular hand washing, and with talk

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Should Your Baby Use a Pacifier?

    When you're a new parent, every decision can seem daunting. Even choosing whether or not to use a pacifier isn't an obvious choice. Aren't you just creating a bad habit that will be hard to break later? Not necessarily, say baby care experts. "Pacifiers are great for soothing a fussy baby and helpin

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  10. Q&A With Alyssa Milano

    Alyssa Milano, 41, the former child star who grew up before our eyes on the television hits Who’s the Boss, Melrose Place, and Charmed, is fully embracing not only adulthood these days, but motherhood, too. Her most-important production at the moment is giving birth to her second baby, a girl, due t

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