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Health Officials Increasingly Alarmed By Polio-Like Illness In Kids
By MIKE STOBBE, Associated Press
Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, is a rare, mysterious and sometimes deadly illness that's striking more and more children.
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7 Questions Pediatricians Always Ask Before Their Kids' Playdates
Here's what to bring up with other parents.
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Why You Should Definitely Get Your Kids A Flu Shot
Last year, a record number of children died from influenza. As the flu begins to ramp up this month, experts stress the importance of getting the vaccine.
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There Is Basically No Science Behind Potty Training Experts' Advice
Nobody actually knows what method — or age — is best.
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A Pediatrician Shares Life's Meaning From His Talks With Dying Kids
These children have already figured out what's important.
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Halloween Costumes Could Give You Head Lice
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Newborns' Hospital Care Quality May Be Tied To Race
By Andrew M. Seaman, Reuters
In some neonatal intensive care units, minority newborns received worse care than white children -- but the opposite was true at other facilities.
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Never Heard Of 'Dry Drowning?' What You Need To Know About The Deadly Condition
It's a bigger threat in the summer.
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Flu Vaccine Protects A Pregnant Woman, Her Unborn Baby, And Her Newborn Baby
Dr. Melvin Sanicas
Vaccinologist, Public Health Physician, Gates Global Health Fe...
Influenza is the leading cause of vaccine-preventable deaths in the United States. In children, the highest incidence of
43 Percent Of Kids Killed In Car Crashes Aren't Properly Restrained
A new study from The Journal of Pediatrics is showing why child passenger safety matters.
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New Guidelines Say No Fruit Juice Before The Age Of 1 And More Top Parenting Stories
Here is the biggest news for moms and dads from the last week.
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New AAP Guidelines Say No Fruit Juice Before The Age Of 1
The latest report also amends recommendations for toddlers and older kids.
Teen Collapses, Dies After 3 Caffeinated Beverages
"Parents, please, talk to your kids about the dangers of these energy drinks."
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Children In Poorest Neighborhoods Most Vulnerable To Fatal Child Abuse
By Ronnie Cohen, Reuters
They're three times more likely to die from abuse than rich kids.
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Breastfeeding Won't Make Your Child Smarter In The Long Run, Study Says
The study does not, however, change doctors’ breastfeeding recommendations.
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Parents Face Charges After Their Second Baby In 2 Years Dies In Bed
Both deaths were most likely caused by the parents sleeping with the infants, authorities said.
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