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  1. Newborn Baths 101

    For new parents, bath time can be daunting, with all that water and a slippery, wiggly baby. Eileen Costello, MD, a pediatrician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, helps new moms and dads understand how to keep their baby well-washed and safe. "For newborns, until the umbilical cord comes of

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  2. Five Tips for Baby Skin Care

    Nothing is sweeter than the soft, smooth skin of a newborn. Your baby’s skin is a protective barrier, too. It will continue to change through her first year of life. Here’s how to keep it pampered and feeling good. Even if you enjoy baby’s bath time as a nightly ritual, know that you don’t have to f

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  3. Common Infant Vaccine and Bowel Complication Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Newer vaccines that protect against rotavirus have lower risks of bowel obstruction for infants than a previous vaccine did, two new studies suggest. "We would call it a small increased risk," said W. Katherine Yih, a lecture

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  4. Gun Safety With Kids in the House

    How do you keep kids safe when you have guns in your home? After all, a child as young as 3 has the strength to pull a trigger. Bill Brassard, director of Project ChildSafe, a gun-safety education program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, has some simple tips for parents: Always keep guns

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  5. Preservative in Baby Wipes Linked to Rashes in Some Children

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have pinpointed a preservative found in many popular wet wipes and baby wipes as the cause of allergic skin reactions in some children. Reports of reactions have ranged from disfiguring patches to crustin

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  6. Parenthood for All? You've Got to Be Kidding

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Those little bundles of joy aren't always tickets to happiness, as most parents know. But a new study suggests that middle-aged parents in the United States living with younger children are no more satisfied or happy than

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  7. Probiotic Drops Might Ease Colic: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants given probiotics during the first three months of life appear to have fewer bouts of colic, acid reflux and constipation, according to Italian researchers. Colic -- excessive crying that is unrelated to a medical

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  8. Kids' Sports Injuries

    More than 1.3 million kids went to the ER with sports injuries in 2012. That’s a lot of torn knee ligaments, sprained ankles, and busted heads. Which are the most dangerous activities? And what can you do to keep a young athlete safe? Football caused the most emergency room visits among U.S. athlete

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  9. 1 in 4 U.S. Teens Gets Enough Exercise: Report

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although U.S. health experts recommend that kids engage in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes daily, only one in four actually does so, according to a report released Wednesday. However, abo

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  10. Fitness in Teen Years May Guard Against This

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who are aerobically fit as teenagers are less likely to have a heart attack in middle age, a study of nearly 750,000 Swedish men suggests. Every 15 percent increase in aerobic fitness in your teen years is assoc

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