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    1. Parents: Read to Kids Every Day, Doctors Say

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All pediatricians should encourage parents to read out loud to their children every day, beginning in infancy, to promote literacy and strengthen family ties. That clarion call comes in a new policy statement issued Tue

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    2. What Does Bullying Look Like?

      There's a pecking order on the playground, and some children learn early on that one way to get to the top is to become the queen or king of mean. But where does typical kid-nastiness cross the line into bullying? "Currently, there's a lot of confusion about what bullying is. The word is so overused

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    3. Q&A With Alyssa Milano

      Alyssa Milano, 41, the former child star who grew up before our eyes on the television hits Who’s the Boss, Melrose Place, and Charmed, is fully embracing not only adulthood these days, but motherhood, too. Her most-important production at the moment is giving birth to her second baby, a girl, due t

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    4. Should Your Baby Use a Pacifier?

      When you're a new parent, every decision can seem daunting. Even choosing whether or not to use a pacifier isn't an obvious choice. Aren't you just creating a bad habit that will be hard to break later? Not necessarily, say baby care experts. "Pacifiers are great for soothing a fussy baby and helpin

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    5. Denzel Washington's Greatest Role: Mentor

      Walking to Nathan Hale elementary school in Mount Vernon, N.Y., Denzel Washington passed the construction site for the Boys Club building each morning, anxious to get inside. "I was 5, 6, maybe 7 years old, and I couldn't wait," he recalls. "My mother took me there when it finally opened, and the re

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    6. Stressed Out? Your Kids May Be, Too

      You're a 21st century parent, which means your to-do list is never-ending. Your idea of relaxing might be checking Facebook during your 10-minute wait in the car-pool line every afternoon. But at least the kids are all right. Right? Maybe not. All that stress you carry around on a daily basis affect

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    7. Dad's Brain May Become More 'Maternal' When He...

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fathers who spend more time taking care of their newborn child undergo changes in brain activity that make them more apt to fret about their baby's safety, a new study shows. In particular, fathers who are the primary car

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    8. Hard Work Propels Asian-American Students to Head of Class: Study

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Asian-American students have a reputation as high achievers, and a new study suggests their success comes mainly from hard work rather than innate ability. It's well known that compared with white students, Asian-American kids

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    9. Why Is It So Hard to Exercise?

      You know you should do it. And you know why: Exercising -- simply put, moving instead of sitting -- is critical for safeguarding your health and setting a good example for your kids. So why does it seem so hard to get yourself moving? The truth is: You can. But knowing how and why to exercise isn’t

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    10. 'Breast Milk Banks' Gain in Popularity

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A wave of new nonprofit breast milk banks are opening across North America, driven by research that has promoted the use of donated mother's milk for healthy babies. Five new milk banks are expected to open this year i

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