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  • Alzheimer's and children

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    Watching a loved one progress through the stages of Alzheimer's disease can be frightening, even for adults. Imagine being a child struggling to understand why

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    Learning disorders: Know the signs

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    Many children who have learning disorders, also known as learning disabilities, struggle for a long time before being diagnosed. This can affect a child's self-esteem

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    Like adults,kids face health risk from eating too much salt

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    Globally, many diets are high in sodium increasing the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. This includes children. In the U.S. 90

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    Most women and young children should eat more fish

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    The most recent advice from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Most women and young children should eat more fish. However, at the same time,

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    Teething: Keeping you up at night?

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    Drooling, crankiness and tears can make teething an ordeal for parents and babies alike. Here's help easing the pain — for both of you. What's typical?   Although

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    Spitting up in babies: What's normal, what's not

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    You've just fed your baby breast milk or formula only to watch him or her spit up what seems like all of it. Is this

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    Eating the placenta: A good idea?

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    Chances are you've heard of the trend of women eating their placenta after giving birth (placentophagy). It's often done by drying the placenta, grinding it

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    Premature baby? Understand your preemie's special needs

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    If your baby is born too early, the miracle of birth might be overshadowed by health concerns and the possible long-term effects of prematurity. However,

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    Inhalant abuse: Is your child at risk?

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    What's so dangerous about a can of spray paint or deodorant? Plenty. Huffing these and other common household products can provide a quick high. As harmless

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    Are sagging breasts inevitable after breast-feeding?

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    Research has shown that breast-feeding doesn't negatively affect breast shape or volume. During pregnancy, the ligaments that support your breasts might stretch as your breasts get

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    Pacifiers: Are they good for your baby?

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    Most babies have a strong sucking reflex. Some babies even suck their thumbs or fingers before they're born. Beyond nutrition, sucking often has a soothing,

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    baby poop? what is normal?

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    Yellow, mushy bowel movements are perfectly normal for breast-fed babies. Still, there are many shades of normal when it comes to baby poop. Here's a

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    What causes a low milk supply during breast-feeding?

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    Various factors can cause a low milk supply during breast-feeding, such as waiting too long to start breast-feeding, not breast-feeding often enough, supplementing breastfeeding, an

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    Breast milk sharing: How does it work?

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    Much to the chagrin of those who struggle to make enough breast milk, some women easily produce enough to feed quadruplets. With freezers full of

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    Solid foods: How to get your baby started

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    Giving your baby his or her first taste of solid food is a major milestone. Here's what you need to know before your baby takes

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    Home birth: Know the pros and cons

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    If you're considering a planned home birth, you probably have questions. Is it safe? Will you need a midwife or doula? How do you create

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    New sibling: Preparing your older child

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    Bringing home a newborn is a little different the second time around. With your first child, you were focused on recovering from childbirth and figuring

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    Children and gender identity: Supporting your child

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    If your child has questions about gender identity or gender expression, you've probably got questions, too. Find out what you can do to help and

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    Choosing a birth control pill

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    If you're considering taking birth control pills, you're not alone. Birth control pills are some of the most popular contraceptives. And for good reasons —

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    Teens and sex: Protecting your teen's sexual health

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    Few parents want to face the idea that their teens are having sex — but research shows that many teens are sexually active by high

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    Bullying: Help your child handle a bully

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    Bullying was once considered a childhood rite of passage. Today, however, bullying is recognized as a serious problem. To help your child handle bullying, learn

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    Temper tantrums in toddlers: How to keep the peace

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      You're shopping with your toddler in a busy department store. He or she has spied a toy that you don't intend to buy. Suddenly you're

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    Sibling rivalry: Helping your children get along

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    If you have children, you know that maintaining peace in your household can be difficult. One minute your children are getting along and the next minute

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    Baby's head shape: What's normal?

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    Many newborns have slightly uneven heads. But is it cause for worry? Understand what causes unevenness in babies' heads and when treatment is needed. What causes

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