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  1. 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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  2. How Many Extra Calories Add Up to Obesity for Kids?

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight kids may be consuming far more calories than their doctors or parents realize, a new study suggests. The study, which is published in the July 30 online issue of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, updates the math

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  3. Childhood Hazard: Choking on Food Persists

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- About 34 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms every day for choking on food, according to a new report, despite education campaigns and other prevention efforts. "It's a very common thing," said researcher Dr. Gary Smi

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  4. Breast-Fed Baby May Become Higher-IQ Child

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers can add higher child IQ to the list of benefits associated with breast-feeding: New research shows that the longer a new mom breast-feeds up to one year, the greater the benefit on her baby's intelligence. Babies who were

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  5. Diapering a Newborn: Dealing With Diaper Rash

    Is your baby bothered by diaper rash? There are lots of things you can do to prevent and treat this problem, says pediatrician Laura Jana, MD, co-author of Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality. There are two main causes of diaper rash: contact irritation and yeast. Contact irritatio

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  6. Convenience Steers Parents to Retail Clinics: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Convenience is the main reason why parents with a regular pediatrician will take their children to health clinics in large chain drug stores or other retail locations, a new study finds. Most retail clinics are staffed by nurse

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  7. TVs Toppling Onto Tots at Alarming Rate: Study

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Falling television sets continue to be a source of serious injuries to young children, a new study shows. More than 17,000 children are injured each year by TVs, an average of one of these accidents every half hour in the Unite

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  8. Divorce in Early Childhood May Harm Adult Ties With Parents: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- If parents divorce when their children are young, the split can affect how secure these children will feel about their relationship with their parents as adults, new research shows. "The disruptive consequences of parental di

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  9. How to Deal With Back-to-School Anxiety

    Remember the last time you started a new job? You were probably a little stressed and anxious about how things would go. What would your boss be like? Would you get along with your coworkers? How would you handle the commute? Your child has similar worries about a new school year -- plus, she's a ki

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  10. Road Trip Tips for Parents

    One thing that's certain about road trips with children: They're an adventure. Just ask Colleen Lanin, editor and founder of the family travel web site Travel Mamas and author of The Travel Mamas' Guide. During one family car trip to Disneyland, her daughter (now age 8) suddenly awoke from a nap and

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