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  1. Helping Kids' Moods

    Kids' moods can change in a flash -- she's happy, then bored; cranky, then sweet. What's up with that, and how can you help her learn to manage her moods in healthy ways so she makes healthy choices? No matter what your child is feeling, your first job is a parent is to empathize. "Let your child kn

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  2. Even Mild Weight Loss May Lower Diabetes Risk in Obese Teens

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Obese teens don't need to lose large amounts of weight to lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers found that obese teens who reduced their body-mass index (BMI) by 8 percent or more had impr

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  3. Scientists ID Gene Behind Early Onset Puberty

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've identified a gene mutation behind a condition that causes children to undergo puberty before the age of 9. The condition, known as central precocious puberty, appears to be inherited via a gene passed al

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  4. Young Parents Don't Stress Over Kids' Media Use

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- Having grown up with gadgets galore, young parents aren't as worried about the potentially corrosive effects of too much screen time on their offspring, a new study suggests. Surveying more than 2,300 parents of children up to

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  5. More Kids Being Poisoned by Prescription Drugs

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of adults taking prescription drugs has grown, so has the number of children being accidentally poisoned by them, a new study finds. "We found between 2000 and 2009 [that] rates of pediatric exposure to adult medi

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  6. Q&A With Jamie-Lynn Sigler

    Best known for her role as Meadow Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos, Jamie-Lynn Sigler also has appeared in the feature films Extreme Dating and Beneath the Dark, and guest starred in a number of TV series. In 2002, she published an autobiography, Wise Girl, that focused on her struggle with an

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  7. 4 Ways to Cheer Up a Kindergartner

    They might seem too young to have a lot of problems, but kindergartners can get stressed. When things don't work out, they're not happy. It’ll usually be about friends and school. It's tempting to treat sadness with ice cream or cookies, TV time, or video games. But there are better ways to turn fro

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  8. Stress Test: How Do You React Under Stress?

    Everybody has a different response to stress. Some people turn to unhealthy habits like eating junk food or vegging in front of the TV. Stress can make it hard for some people to sleep. There are a few common "stress personalities." See which one you might have, and learn how to handle stress in a h

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  9. How to Practice Mindful Eating

    Has this ever happened to you? There's a plate of cookies on your coworker's desk. Before you know it, you're munching on one. Or two. Your son didn't finish his PB&J. You take a few bites before throwing it away. You're watching TV with a bag of chips. What? It's empty already? These are all exampl

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  10. Is Your Skinny Kid Unhealthy?

    Sometimes the scale doesn't matter. Your child might be at a healthy weight -- her body mass index (BMI) is in the normal range and she doesn't look like she has extra pounds. But looks can be deceiving. If your child doesn't move enough and doesn't eat well, being at a healthy weight doesn't always

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