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  1. HPV Vaccination Rates Among Teens Still Lagging

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Not enough teens are getting the vaccine that protects against the human papillomavirus (HPV), and doctors' reluctance to recommend it may be part of the reason why, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Although the teta

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  2. Simple Strategies Not Always Enough for Bedwetting

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- While techniques such as fluid restriction can help some children who have problems with bedwetting, alarms and medications are more effective, a new study finds. "Simple behavioral therapies such as rewarding the child for d

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  3. Stuttering May Not Cause Emotional Woes in Kids

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers who stutter typically do not suffer emotional or social problems because of it, and even tend to have stronger language skills than their peers, a new study suggests. Researchers said the findings offer reassurance to

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  4. Most Medications OK During Breast-Feeding

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Most breast-feeding moms can safely take the medications and vaccines they need, without fear they'll harm a nursing infant, according to a new report from a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. The report, from the American Ac

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  5. Eating on the Road: Healthy Strategies for Your Family

    Road trips to summer vacation destinations can be a fun, economical alternative to flying. But as hours on the open road add up and fast food wrappers stack up, tempers can flare, setting a stressful tone for what should be pleasurable days ahead. “Long car rides can have several negative effects on

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  6. Everyday Calorie Burners

    Is your day jam-packed with commitments -- work, school, errands, housecleaning, child care? Do you laugh at the notion of even having 30 minutes to fit in an exercise DVD, much less time to run to the gym? That doesn’t mean you can’t get a good workout every day, just as part of your daily routine.

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  7. How to Teach Your Kids about Positive Self-Talk

    Kids face new experiences all the time. Making changes, like trying something new or starting healthy habits, can test even the most seasoned grown-ups. So how do you teach kids to motivate themselves in the face of a challenge? That's where the power of positive self-talk comes in. Whether you’re t

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  8. How to Meditate

    Stress can affect everyone in the family. Your kids can get stressed by school work, friends, and lots of after-school activities. You can get it from work or being busy with carpool and keeping everyone happy. All that stress can lead everybody to make unhealthy choices -- like skipping exercise to

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  9. Make a Family 5K Plan

    Looking for a great way to get everyone moving? Train as a family to walk or run a 5K race. Think about all the benefits: Working together toward a common goal helps keep everyone motivated to move. When you move more, your family will feel better mentally and physically. That helps everyone avoid u

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  10. Ways to Get More Physical Activity Into School

    Does your child get enough exercise every day? Does she breathe fast and break a sweat for 60 minutes, as is recommended to keep kids healthy? That's happening while she's at school, right? Maybe not. Only about half of kids 11 to 16 are active at least 5 days a week, one study shows. If you’re coun

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