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  1. Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the fall sports season starts and young players face the risk of concussions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that dietary supplements that claim to prevent, treat or cure concussions are untested, unproven

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  2. Start School Later for Older Kids, Doctors Urge

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. high schools and middle schools should start classes later in the morning to allow kids some much-needed sleep, a leading group of pediatricians is urging. Ideally, the American Academy of Pediatrics says, the first bell

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  3. Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All children should start using toothpaste with fluoride when their teeth appear, regardless of their risk level for cavities, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Up until age 3,

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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. Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The more fit middle-school girls are, the less likely they may be to develop symptoms of depression, according to a recent study. Although the effect of fitness on depression was small, improvements in fitness may be part o

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  6. 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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  7. Preschoolers Can Suffer From Depression, Too

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression can strike at any age, even among preschoolers, researchers report. And if it does strike, the odds are that the disorder will recur throughout childhood, a new study shows. The study found that preschool

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  8. Obstetric Complication Rates in Hospitals

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An American woman's odds of encountering a complication during childbirth may depend on where she delivers, a new study suggests. The study finds that about 13 percent of U.S. deliveries involve a complication, and

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  9. Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of obese children often don't view their kids as unhealthy or recognize the health consequences of excess weight or inactivity, according to a new study. The children of the families surveyed for the new resear

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  10. 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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