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    1. Looks-Conscious Teens Trying Risky Supplements

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many teens are turning to risky, unregulated supplements to boost their looks, warns a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. These products -- including protein powders, steroids and diet pills -- are often useless at bes

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    2. Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who learn to stand up relatively early may also do a bit better with attention, memory and learning by the time they are preschoolers, a new study suggests. Experts have known that significant delays in reaching moveme

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    3. Hovering Parents May Harm Kids

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, June 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with "intrusive" parents who push too hard for good grades may be more prone to become highly self-critical or anxious and depressed, a new study suggests. "When parents become intrusive in their children's live

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    4. 8 Mistakes Parents Make With Preschoolers

      Sometimes, it may seem like your preschooler has the innate ability to push you to the outer edge of your patience. And that's on a good day. Fear not, moms and dads. You're not alone. Preschoolers want to own their newfound independence. But they also want the close attention and love of their care

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    5. 7 Mistakes Parents Make With Grade-Schoolers

      If you've got kids in elementary school, you certainly have your job cut out for you as you try to encourage healthy living and help them develop a positive self-image. Throw in the first signs of puberty and some social and emotional bumps along the way, and it is easy to see that some mistakes are

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    6. When Parenting Styles Differ

      When your parenting style differs from that of your partner, tensions can run high. Take the case of Leigh Henry, 37, of San Antonio, Texas. Leigh doesn't always agree with her husband, Ryan, also 37, on how best to parent their toddler and preschooler. Ryan, an attorney, makes "empty threats," she

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    7. Behavior Woes Hamper More Boys vs. Girls in School

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Behavior problems are more likely to hold boys back in school than girls, a new study shows. "When I compared 4- and 5-year-old boys and girls who had the same levels of behavior problems -- including difficulty sustain

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    8. Drowning Myths: What to Know Before You Dive In

      June 20, 2016 -- More than 10 people a day die from drowning in the U.S. As more of us spend time around pools, lakes, and oceans this summer, experts say the numbers could be minimized with a better understanding of how drowning happens, who is most at risk, and why. WebMD asked four experts to deb

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    9. Doctors' Group Backs Later School Start Times

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- To help ease sleep deprivation among teens, the American Medical Association recommends that middle and high school classes should not start until 8:30 a.m. The new policy, adopted at the annual meeting of the American M

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    10. Breastfeeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding premature babies appears to increase the likelihood that those infants will have healthier hearts in young adulthood, new research suggests. The finding was based on an analysis involving just over 200 men and

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