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Parents Getting Better at Using Car Seats Safely

Parents are doing a better job of properly positioning infants and toddlers in their car seats, but older kids aren't always safely seated, a new study reports. The research suggests that child passenger safety education programs are working for infants and young...

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Ear Infections

Ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their child to a doctor. Three out of four children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday. Adults can also get ear infections, but they are less common. The infection usually affects the...

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Chickenpox

Chickenpox is usually a mild and common childhood illness that can also occur at any stage of life. The illness can be associated with severe complications and even death so must be treated seriously in all cases. Immunisation can help prevent the spread of...

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Flu and Children with Neurologic Conditions

Children of any age with neurologic conditions are more likely than other children to become very sick if they get the flu. Flu complications may vary and for some children, can include pneumonia and even death. Neurologic conditions can include: Disorders of the...

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Childhood Mental Disorders

What are childhood mental disorders? Mental disorders among children are described as serious changes in the way children typically learn, behave, or handle their emotions, which cause distress and problems getting through the day. Among the more common mental...

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Children’s Health

Healthy community design can benefit children in many important ways. At a time when obesity and diabetes are rising among children, when asthma continues to be highly prevalent, and when conditions such as attention deficit disorder may be on the rise, it is crucial...

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Back to School!

Back to School! It’s that time of year again! Whether you're a parent or educator, below are resources and tips that can help you prepare for the new school year. Subsidized Health Care for Children Health insurance is important to ensure regular check-ups and...

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Better Nutrition Every Day

We make dozens of decisions every day. When it comes to deciding what to eat and feed our families, it can be a lot easier than you might think to make smart, healthy choices. It takes just a little planning. The food we put into our bodies is our fuel. It provides us...

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Facts About Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability  that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. There is often nothing about how people with ASD look that sets them apart from other people, but people with ASD may communicate,...

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Make Summer Safe For Kids

Summer is a great time for kids to enjoy different indoor and outdoor activities. Whether they are young children or teens, learn ways to keep your kids safe and healthy while they enjoy the summer fun. Master water safety Water-related activities are popular for...

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Childhood Immunization

Immunization in the United States: Recommendations, Barriers, and Measures to Improve Compliance Part 1: Childhood Vaccinations C. Lee Ventola, MS Author information ► Copyright and License information ► This is the first in a series of two articles about childhood...

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Can your baby hear you say “I love you?”

Find out why hearing screening is important, how to get your baby screened, and what to do with the results. Also included are helpful resources for parents. Thousands of babies are born deaf or hard of hearing each year in the United States. Babies diagnosed early...

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Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli & Food Safety

What are Escherichia coli? Escherichia coli (abbreviated as E. coli) are bacteria found in the environment, foods, and intestines of people and animals. Most E. coli are harmless and are actually an important part of a healthy human intestinal tract. However, some E....

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Prevent Lyme Disease

Before gardening, camping, hiking, or just playing outdoors, make preventing tick bites part of your plans. Lyme disease is spread by the bite of an infected tick. In the United States, an estimated 300,000 infections occur each year. If you camp, hike, work, or play...

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Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine

Influenza is dangerous for children Influenza (“the flu”) is more dangerous than the common cold for children. Each year, millions of children get sick with seasonal influenza; thousands of children are hospitalized and some children die from flu. Children commonly...

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Children and Adolescents with Diabetes

How Can You Help? Diabetes (Types 1 and 2) is a serious disease that may affect children in the United States.  Diabetes can result in a buildup of sugar or glucose, which is the body’s main source of fuel in the blood, and over time can cause damage to the eyes,...

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Child Abuse Prevention

  More than 1,670 children died in the United States in 2015 from abuse and neglect. According to child protective service agencies, about 683,000 children were victims of child abuse or neglect in 2015. One in 4 children have experienced abuse or neglect at some...

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