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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 6 Ways to Help Your Preschooler's Personality Blossom

    You probably noticed your preschooler's unique personality peeking out those first few months of life --reaching eagerly for a rattle or perhaps pushing away a teddy bear. But between the ages of 3 and 5, your child's personality is really going to emerge. What sorts of changes can you expect during

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  8. Back to School? Back to Head Lice Season

    Fourth grade had barely started when I got a call one early September day from the school nurse. "Your son has lice," she said. "Come pick him up right away." All I could think was, "Those dirty creatures on my child -- in my house?" In fact, dirt has nothing to do with lice, says Paradi Mirmirani,

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  9. Fit Kids: The Importance of Children's Friendships

    Have you ever worried about your child making friends? Or were you upset because another child rejected your child's friendship? I found myself in this situation when my 6-year-old daughter came home from school crying one day. She told me that her best friend had decided she didn't want to play wit

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  10. A Parent's Guide to Vaccines

    The tears and screaming, as upsetting as they are, are well worth the effort. A simple prick of the skin provides children with lifetime protection against diseases like chickenpox, meningitis, and hepatitis. With a schedule starting at birth and lasting into childhood, millions of kids in the Unite

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