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Childrens Health

Learning Through Play

Work is work and play is play, right? Actually, for most young children nothing could be further from the truth.

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Back To School The Heart Healthy Way

Nutritionists say it can be easy for school-aged kids to learn healthy eating habits—all it may take is a little home work.

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Simple, New Test Offers More Reliable Health Screening For Newborns

Baby feet must be the most adorable things on earth. Even more than a source for tickling, however, your baby’s foot actually offers a precious gift: an invaluable glimpse into your baby’s health future.

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Protecting Children’s Teeth At Home And At School

Learning about what kids drink at school may help keep their teeth healthy. Soda vending machines are in many of the nation’s junior high and high schools. Between classes, many students drink soda because they are thirsty, while some want the caffeine some of the beverages contain.

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In Daycare Centers, Cleanliness Is a Must

Daycare centers have become a way of life in America. More than half of all mothers of children too young to care for themselves hold jobs outside the home. For them–indeed for millions of American families–day-care centers provide a service that is a necessity. If both parents work, a solo parent caring for a child must work, or other family support systems are inadequate, child day care answers a critical need. Unfortunately, though, it often provides something else.

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Attention Disorder: Overcoming the Deficit

In ADHD, brain areas ruling attention and inhibition don’t work very well. Most children with ADHD are inattentive, impulsive and hyperactive. In teenagers, the hyperactivity often quiets to a restlessness. For some, paying attention is their biggest problem. Others are mainly impulsive and hyperactive.

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Tips To Keep Kids Warm And Dry In The Cold

Here are some cold hard facts when it comes to protecting children in the cold: Cover most parts of the body, keep clothing dry and dress in layers to stay warm. But there is more to cold weather protection than that. Here are some tips to remember.

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Beware the Bite

Nearly 5 million people in this country are bitten by dogs every year, and approximately 800,000 of those injuries require medical treatment. Most dog bites happen to dog owners and their family and friends, particularly children. Not only do children make up 60 percent of dog bite victims, they also suffer greater injuries and more fatalities than adults.

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Kid-Friendly Closets… As Easy As 1-2-3

Parents beware the bite of the fashion bug! Most children begin to form opinions about their personal style between the ages of 2 and 3, says Dr. Marian Krauskopf, a family psychologist – At that point, it’s time to spend some quality time with your pint-sized style setter and begin to organize a kid-friendly closet…

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How to Give Medicine to Children

When it comes to giving children medicine, a little imagination never hurts. But what’s more important is vigilance: giving the medicine at the right time at the right dose, avoiding interactions between drugs, watching out for tampering, and asking your child’s doctor or the pharmacist about any concerns you may have.

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