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Recipe: Fruit Leather

You can try this sweet treat with different fruit combinations, such as cherries, berries, pineapple, or mango.

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How to Make the Move from Crib to Bed

Sooner or later your child will simply be too big for his or her crib. Most children will move to a bed by age 2.

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Watch that Backpack Load

When your children act as if they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders, maybe you should check their backpacks. Overloaded packs can put stress on muscles and soft tissues.

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5 Home Safety Threats You Might Overlook

You're a careful parent who steers children away from things that could harm them. So, for safety's sake, look through your home often. Keep an eye out for not-so-obvious hazards, like window blinds and household chemicals.

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Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.
Children's Health
Children's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
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    Our world is filled with devices that make sound. But when someone is exposed to harmful sounds, the inner ear can be damaged.

    BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

    Having a baby is a life-changing event, so it’s completely normal to feel a bit overwhelmed. However, if your spirits are down despite your new bundle of joy, it may be a sign of postpartum depression. Take our online assessment to help determine your risk.

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      Your breastmilk is the best nutrition for your baby. And it helps protect against diseases, too. Learn how to get started and what you can expect during the first weeks of breastfeeding.

      We're living longer these days. Unfortunately, a longer life doesn't necessarily mean a healthier one. Many Americans are struggling with chronic health conditions—and even more of us will in the future. Case in point: heart failure.

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