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Support Across the Spectrum

It's critical that parents of a child with autism spectrum disorder have a good support system. This can include healthcare professionals and support groups.

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Normal Breast Development

Breast development is a vital part of puberty in females. It occurs in stages, first before birth, during puberty, and then again during the childbearing years. Learn what to expect during menstruation and menopause.

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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 and Newborns
Pregnancy & Newborns
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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    Anyone can get diarrhea. In fact, the typical American adult experiences diarrhea about 4 times a year. Most cases of diarrhea last a day or 2 and need no treatment. Find out more about this common digestive problem by taking this quiz.

    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.

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      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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