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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Tummy Time for Your Newborn

    During tummy time, your baby lays on her belly to play while you supervise. Since your baby sleeps on her back to help prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), she needs to spend some of her awake time on her stomach to develop physically and mentally. On her tummy, your baby lifts her head, whi

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  5. Many Public Pools Contaminated With Human Waste: CDC

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- There are few things more inviting than a cool, clear pool on a hot summer day. But a new federal report will have you thinking twice before dipping a toe in the water. Fifty-eight percent of pool filter samples taken from At

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  6. A Little Formula Might Help Breast-Feeding for Some Babies

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Giving small amounts of infant formula to newborns who experience significant weight loss can increase the length of time that they are breast-fed, according to a new study. New mothers do not immediately produce high volumes of

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  7. Treatment May Prevent Wheezing in Pre-Term Babies

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Many pre-term babies suffer recurrent episodes of wheezing. Now, researchers say a common infection is a likely culprit and they may be able to prevent the breathing problems. Wheezing episodes in late pre-term babies often are

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  8. Your Kid's Brain on Exercise

    You know exercise is good for kids’ bodies. Did you know that exercise is crucial for kids' developing brains as well? Even moderate exercise, like walking, could make your kids sharper, healthier, and happier. "Exercise has tremendous mental benefits," says Joel Brenner, MD, chair of the American A

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  9. Flame-Retardant Chemicals Could Be Toxic to Kids

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to flame-retardant chemicals in the womb is associated with hyperactivity and lower intelligence in children, a new study indicates. Researchers examined the effects of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), which were u

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  10. The Best Weight Loss Plan for Busy Parents

    So you want to lose weight, get healthier, and set a good example for your kids. That’s fantastic! How do you balance eating right, getting enough exercise, and the demands of being a parent? Here’s how you can break it down and tackle it. There are three rules: Food: Plan ahead Exercise: Think smal

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