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  1. Newborn Care: What You Need for Baby

    Baby’s on the way and it seems there are dozens of newborn care "must-haves" on your long list. At the top are modern necessities like infant seats, baby strollers, and cribs of course, but what else do you need to take care of your newborn? To find out, WebMD went to the pros -- pediatricians as we

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  2. Baby Furniture: What's Essential?

    You're probably looking forward to buying furniture for your baby's nursery, but you may also find the prospect overwhelming. You'll quickly find out that whether you shop at the mall or in cyberspace, there is a dizzying -- and often high-priced -- array of choices in baby nursery decor. Which furn

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  3. How Christina Applegate Stays Healthy and Happy

    Raised in Los Angeles by a single mother, comedic actor Christina Applegate, 41, remembers feeling the same pressures we all face growing up: trying to fit in with other kids while also forging a healthy sense of self. Applegate, who returns next month to the big screen in Anchorman 2: The Legend Co

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  4. Q&A With Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles

    Your son, Magnus, is now 11 months old. What's been the biggest revelation about being a new mom? Children require you to be truly present in the moment. I tend to be one of those people who thinks about four to five steps ahead. That has served me well in my life and in my career, and in my success

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  5. Cord Blood Banking

    Are you considering storing your baby’s your cord blood? Or donating it to a bank? Here are a few things to know. Cord blood is rich in stem cells, which can be used in place of bone marrow stem cells to treat more than 80 life-threatening diseases. “Cord blood transplants are increasingly needed to

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  6. Hiring Baby Care Help

    Bringing your newborn home from the hospital can be an exciting but nerve-wracking time. Although you no longer have the helpful hands of the maternity ward nurses, you don’t have to go it alone. Having outside help can be a blessing. Here’s what you need to know about hiring an in-home baby care pr

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  7. Obese Kids, Weight Loss, and Eating Disorders

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children and teens who lose weight are in danger of developing eating disorders -- including anorexia and bulimia -- and a new study highlights how this can happen. These problems may not be diagnosed quickly, because pa

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  8. Commercial Baby Foods Fall Short for Nutrition: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Commercial baby foods don't meet infants' dietary needs when they are weaning, according to a new study. That's because commercial foods are predominately sweet foods that provide little extra nutritional benefit over breast or

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  9. Motrin Infants Formula Recalled

    Sept. 9, 2013 -- About 200,000 bottles of Motrin Infants formula, which is used to treat fever and aches and pains in children 2 years old and younger, are being recalled because they may contain tiny plastic particles, Johnson & Johnson says. The recall covers three lots of Motrin Infants' Drops Or

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  10. 5% of U.S. Kids 'Severely Obese,' Experts Warn

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- While the rate of obesity among U.S. children seems to have leveled off, the number who are "severely obese" continues to rise, according to the American Heart Association. Some 5 percent of children and teens now fall into th

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