May 2011

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DAILY FIND: Supplements for Infants?

DAILY FIND: Supplements for Infants?

Chamomile tea, gripe water, teething tablets … a new study looks at the safety and efficacy of these natural supplements for babies.

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10 Mistakes You (Might) Make With Your Kids’ Health

It’s not always easy to know what to do. Often the answer isn’t clear. I choose these 10 mistakes (in no particular order) because I’ve made many of them myself, and my very-well-informed friends and family have made the rest. So here goes: 1) The fruit juice trap. We start early, often putting apple juice […]

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DAILY FIND: Teen Driving Fears

DAILY FIND: Teen Driving Fears

There’s no doubt; teen drivers put us all at risk. Here are some strategies that make a real difference.

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5 Minute Autism Screening

5 Minute Autism Screening

A new checklist gives pediatricians and parents early warning.

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DAILY FIND: Fighting Nature Deficit Disorder

DAILY FIND: Fighting Nature Deficit Disorder

Help your kids connect to the outdoors and begin habits to last a lifetime.

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DAILY FIND: Circumcision Pros and Cons

DAILY FIND: Circumcision Pros and Cons

Is it preventive healthcare or male genital mutilation?

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Ready to be a Karate Kid?

Our vivacious 4-year-old is having trouble in karate class. One particular instructor tends to reprimand him, and he’s already been benched ….

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Is Homework a Waste of Time?

Is Homework a Waste of Time?

Your family spends precious evening hours wrestling with the homework monster. Is it worth it? New research says …

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DAILY FIND: Marital Strife Affects Toddlers’ Sleep

DAILY FIND: Marital Strife Affects Toddlers’ Sleep

Surprising evidence that the parental relationship has behavioral consequences earlier than we thought.

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DAILY FIND: Can Vit D Prevent RSV?

DAILY FIND: Can Vit D Prevent RSV?

Bumping up vitamin D during pregnancy may protect infants from a dangerous lung infection.

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