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    1. Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Get Flu Vaccine: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Only about four out of 10 U.S. babies aged 6 months to 23 months are getting vaccinated against the flu, federal health officials reported Tuesday. Between the 2002-2003 and 2011-2012 flu seasons, the number of infants w

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    2. Mom's Diabetes, Obesity Tied to Higher Autism Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers-to-be who are both obese and diabetic have a higher risk of giving birth to a child with autism than healthy women, a new study suggests. The two conditions in combination nearly quadrupled the risk that a child would

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    3. Diapers for Toddlers: What to Know

      Your baby has grown up a lot! Around the time you start to plan his second birthday, he might be gaining the language and physical skills needed to start toilet training. The end of the diaper era isn’t quite over, yet. But your child’s needs are changing. To master this new stage of diaper duty, ke

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    4. 5 Tips for Baby Skin Care

      Nothing is sweeter than the soft, smooth skin of a newborn. As he starts to grow, you can take these five simple steps to keep the skin feeling pampered and feeling good. It’s great if you enjoy it as a nightly ritual. But when time is short, know that you don’t have to fully bathe your baby more th

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    5. Expert Answers for Diaper Rash Questions

      Do your toughest questions about diaper rash come up after your family doctor's hours? Then you’ll want to read up on pediatricians’ best advice on large and small topics to help ease your little one’s discomfort. Should I change my baby’s diet? Some things, such as fruit juices, can give babies dia

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    6. How Can You Help Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues Do Better in School?

      There is no medication to treat sensory processing issues, but there are therapies, as well as practical changes you can make at school and home to help your child feel and do better. Occupational therapists (or OTs) are the specialists who work with kids who have sensory issues. The majority of OTs

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    7. When to Worry About an Eating Disorder

      By Rachel Ehmke All teenagers worry about their appearance. Self-esteem can be precarious during adolescence, and body consciousness comes with the territory. But if you’ve noticed that your child is fixated on weight, you're probably worried. So what’s the difference between normal behavior and beh

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    8. 10 Tips for Parenting Your Pre-teen

      By Juliann Garey It's typically between the ages of nine and twelve that our cute, cuddly little children, once so willing to climb into our laps and share their secrets, suddenly want little or nothing to do with us. Your pre-adolescent is not the same person he was just a year or two ago. He has c

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    9. 10 Tips for Parenting Anxious Children

      Many well-meaning parents try to protect anxious kids from their fears, but overprotecting can actually make anxiety worse. Here are pointers for helping kids cope with anxiety without reinforcing it. 1. Don't try to eliminate anxiety; do try to help a child manage it. The best way to help kids over

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    10. Stomach Birth Defect Rate Increased Over 2 Decades

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A birth defect involving the stomach called gastroschisis has been increasing among U.S. infants for decades, and more than doubled among young, black mothers over an 18-year period, federal health officials report. Ba

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