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Learn More About Newborn Screenings

It's Newborn Screening Awareness Month. If you're an expectant parent, it's also the perfect time to ask what tests your baby will need and why.

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Did Your Kid Have a Vaccine Reaction? It's Unlikely to Happen Again

Serious reactions to childhood vaccines are rare, but if your child is among the few who have experienced one, you may have lingering concerns. A research review offers reassuring news.

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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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    How important is it to draw up a living will? Take this quiz and find out.

    It is important to know your estimated due date in order to help plan for the baby's birth.

    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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      Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve sideways. It can develop during childhood or adolescence and can range from mild to severe. This video explains how scoliosis occurs and what treatments are available.

      As your body's largest organ, your skin is a master multitasker. It keeps fluids in, preventing dehydration. It regulates body temperature. It senses external stimuli, such as pain. It produces vitamin D from sunlight.

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