What you need to know about immunizing your child

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Protecting our children: it’s on all of our minds right now, especially, and it will always be. That is why I decided to write my final... Read more

Deadly Sleep Positioners

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By Sari Harrar Infant sleep positioners (ISPs) promise to reduce risk for sudden infant death, prevent “flat heads” in babies who... Read more

1 in 6: Your Risk for Food Poisoning

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Is it just me, or is anyone else surprised that it’s time to thaw a turkey? Ready or not, it’s time for everyone’s favorite... Read more

Home fix dislodges objects stuck in a kid’s nose

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Beads. Rocks. Cheerios. Toys. Tissues. Curious little kids shove all sorts of objects up their nose -- and really thorough children cram stuff... Read more

Drowsy driving creates danger for teens

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by Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. At age 23, Herb Brooks was the last player cut from the 1960 American Olympic hockey team, which went on... Read more

New concerns about teen obesity

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by Rima Himelstein, M.D. What forces are adding to the obesity epidemic in teens? Here are key ones: - Fast food: 80 percent of teens... Read more

Does salt matter for kids?

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Is it time to hand kids the salt shaker, order movie popcorn with a side of sodium and stop worrying about the 1,230-1,420 milligrams of sodium... Read more

When strep isn’t strep

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Sore throat season’s coming and with it one of the big guessing games of parenthood: “Is it strep - or not?" About 30 percent of... Read more