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  1. Stocking Your Pantry and Refrigerator for Health

    With the right foods in your kitchen, you can put together a meal that’s more nutritious, lower calorie, and less expensive than take-out pizza – and you can do it faster. Cheese (reduced-fat): Keep sliced or pre-shredded cheese on hand for quick meals. It can be the feature of a meal – grilled chee

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  2. Fit Kids: Why Children Need Exercise

    Do you find yourself reaching for a tall cup of java each afternoon to power yourself out of that 3 p.m. energy slump? I feel your pain -- being a mom takes energy. As a pediatrician, though, I have a better fix: a 15-minute power walk. And what works for your midday slump works for your kids, too.

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  3. Could Your Child Have Sleep Apnea?

    When her son was in preschool, Cynthia Chin-Lee remembers teachers saying he would fall asleep during playtime. Now, 10-year-old Joshua is impossible to rouse in the mornings, saying, "I need to sleep 10 more minutes. Leave me alone." Joshua seems tired, he has bags under his eyes, and he's not doin

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  4. Taye Diggs: Actor, Parent, Author

    We're just coming off a night where Walker woke up at 5 a.m. and wouldn't go back to sleep. It's not for the faint of heart! I'd say sleep before you have any young ones. But it's a wonderful project in life, trying to raise this other person. He can be a buddy, then we're mentoring him, then he's t

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  5. Help Your Teen's Mood Swings

    "Help! My teenager is so moody and cranky." Does that sound like someone in your household? Teens have a lot on their plate: homework, friendship dramas, maybe a new relationship or a breakup. Plus, their bodies are changing and they're starting to separate from their parents. That's all normal. But

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  6. How to Care for Your Baby's Teeth

    When your baby flashes his gummy smile, caring for teeth that have yet to sprout is probably the last thing on your mind. "The surprising thing to a lot of parents is how early you need to start," says Amr Moursi, DDS, PhD, associate professor and chair of New York University's Department of Pediatr

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  7. Single Mom Garcelle Beauvais Puts Her Sons First

    Actress Garcelle Beauvais, 45, stars as Denzel Washington's ex-wife in the upcoming movie Flight, an intense mystery drama about a pilot's miraculous emergency landing. After starting out as a model for Clairol and Avon and on the runway for Calvin Klein and Isaac Mizrahi, Beauvais' movie career too

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  8. October Is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

    Down syndrome happens when a child is born with an extra chromosome, leading to delays in physical and mental development. It's one of the most common genetic birth defects in the United States, affecting one of every 691 babies. Researchers don't know what causes the condition, but it's more common

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  9. Reduce Holiday Stress

    Talk about stressful. The average American spends 42 hours a year on holiday activities. That's one standard work week spent shopping, wrapping, and returning presents, attending holiday parties, and traveling from place to place. Often these extra activities get squeezed into already busy schedules

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  10. Cleaning or Disinfecting: What's the Difference?

    You want to protect your family from dirt and germs, but getting rid of every germ isn't possible -- or necessary. In most cases, clean is good enough, says Atlanta pediatrician Jennifer Shu, MD. Cleaning involves getting rid of dirt and gunk where germs can grow. The friction of cleaning -- often w

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