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    1. How to Take Care of Your New Arrival

      Like most first-time moms, Brittany Shives had high hopes for the birth of her first baby. But just about every one of those plans fell apart when she gave birth nearly 7 weeks before her due date -- and wound up camping out in the hospital parking lot while her newborn daughter remained in the neon

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    2. Antibiotics Myths Still Common Among Parents

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American parents still have misconceptions about when their children should receive antibiotics and what the medications do, a new study finds. Looking at data results spanning more than a decade, researchers saw that p

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    3. Beach Sand More Likely Than Water to Make You Sick

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heading to the beach this weekend? A new study finds that when it comes to germs, beachgoers may have more to fear from the sand they sit on than the water they swim in. Studies done with water and sand from Hawaiian beach

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    4. Tips for Bottle-Feeding Your Baby on the Go

      Baby's first outing: It's a milestone that you don't hear much about because it's more of a feat for the parents to achieve than their infants. It doesn't matter if you take your baby to the park for an afternoon, to the beach for a week, or clear across the country. You'll need to be ready to feed

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    5. 8 Tips to Avoid Summer Bummers

      Heading out for a hike, camping, or just to the neighborhood pool? There are so many ways to enjoy the great outdoors and warm weather. Use these easy tips to avoid bug bites, sunburn, and other pesky problems. And get out there! To insects, that is.Scented soaps, perfumes, and hair sprays can attra

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    6. Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young women who breast-feed may have healthier-looking arteries years later, compared with those who bottle-feed their babies, a new study finds. It has long been reported that breast-feeding is the healthiest option for ba

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    7. Yuck! What’s Really in Your Swimming Pool?

      July 1, 2015 -- That sparkling blue water looks cool and inviting on a scorching summer day. But do you really know what you’re getting when you dive in the pool? Let’s try pee and poop for starters. And if you think chlorine totally protects you from that and other yucky stuff, think again. “People

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    8. Breast-Feeding May Have Dental Benefits for Kids

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more babies breast-feed, the less likely it is that they will develop any kind of misalignment in their teeth later on, a new study shows. But pacifiers can negate some of that potential benefit, even if the children are

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    9. Superior Visual Ability Seen in Kids With Autism

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exceptional visual perception might be an early hallmark of autism, which could help predict a child will be diagnosed with the developmental disability, a new British study suggests. Infants who more quickly perceived a m

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    10. Babies Who 'Resettle' on Their Own Sleep Better

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who "resettle" after waking up are more likely to sleep through the night, a new study suggests. British researchers made overnight infrared video recordings of just over 100 infants when they were 5 weeks and 3

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