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February 01, 2018
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Give the Biggest Gift of Love

Feb. 14 is National Organ Donor Day

While most people think about Cupid, roses and love on February 14, there is another side of the day that few celebrate but is about the most genuine kind of love you can imagine....more»
February 01, 2018
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Not even "YouTube Kids" is Always Safe

In early November, The New York Times reported a mother who found her 3-year-old watching a video titled "PAW Patrol Babies Pretend to Die Suicide by Annabelle Hypnotized" on the YouTube Kids app....more»
February 01, 2018
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New Book Answers 150 Questions

"Is the pacifier OK?"
"How do I know if my baby is allergic to a particular food?"
"How often do I need to take my child’s temperature and what is the best way?"
    Parents of children from birth to age 3 can turn to a new book to find answers from a pediatrician to their most frequently asked questions, from breastfeeding to fever, safe sleeping and everything in between.
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February 01, 2018
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Skip Hop Recalls Convertible High Chair

Skip Hop Inc., of New York, has recalled about 7,900 charcoal colored Tuo convertible high chairs, which can be converted into a toddler chair due to safety concerns....more»
February 01, 2018
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Early Puberty Predicts Depression

It is well established that girls who mature earlier than their peers face an increased risk of developing depression and antisocial behaviors during adolescence, but a new study shows that these problems persist into early adulthood, far longer than documented in any previous research....more»
January 01, 2018
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Screenings Save Lives

Infant deaths from Critical Congenital Heart Disease decreased more than 33 percent in eight states that mandated screening for CCHD using a test called pulse oximetry....more»
January 01, 2018

Be Careful With Those Cords

Window blinds have been a known child safety hazard for more than 70 years, but despite existing voluntary safety standards and prior recalls, a recent study found that window blind cords continue to pose serious strangulation risk to young children....more»
January 01, 2018

Childhood Zika Infection Presents Problems Later

Most children born with microcephaly – small head size for age – and evidence of congenital Zika virus infection face severe health and developmental challenges at ages 19-24 months, according to results from a new investigation led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the State Health Secretariat of Paraíba and the Ministry of Health of Brazil....more»
January 01, 2018
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Victims of Bullying More Likely to Turn to Weapons

One in five teens reported being the victims of bullying over the past year and a new study "Weapon-Carrying among Victims of Bullying," found that these victims were overall twice as likely to carry a weapon such as a gun or knife to school and additional risk factors—fighting at school, being threatened/injured at school, and/or skipping school out of fear for their safety—made it incrementally more likely that teens will bring weapons to school....more»
December 01, 2017
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Kids Who Play Multiple Sports Are More Likely to Remain Active

Recent research from the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that specializing in a single sport during childhood, compared with sampling a variety of recreational youth sports, may decrease the odds a child will still participate in athletic activities during adolescence....more»
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