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'Tis the Season for Safety

The holidays are full of joy and excitement, especially for children. But during each holiday season, decorations, toys, or burns from a fire send thousands of kids to the emergency room. Take these suggestions from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help keep your kids safe.

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Is It Time to Tell the Pediatrician Goodbye?

As children become young adults, it’s time to start thinking about moving on to an adult doctor. Knowing what you can expect to happen during this transition can make it go more smoothly for everyone.

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Brush Up on Children’s Dental Emergencies

Even if you practice great dental hygiene, emergencies affecting the teeth and mouth sometimes happen. Here's how to minimize the risk for dental-related accidents in children, and what to do when you encounter a dental emergency.

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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.
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You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.

    Answer this one: In which situation(s) should you call an ambulance instead of driving to the hospital emergency department?

    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.

    Sometimes, people who abuse drugs aren't aware they have a problem. This assessment is for people who regularly use drugs and wonder if they have issues with abuse or addiction.


      Febrile seizures, or seizures that occur during a fever, are one of the most common neurologic disorders of childhood. They typically appear between 6 months and 3 years of age. This video looks at the possible causes, typical symptoms, and what you should do as a parent.

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