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  • Teens and Gastric Banding

    Gastric banding can be an effective weight loss technique for people who are severely obese. But, is it safe for teens? Learn more about this procedure and whether your teen is ready.

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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 & 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
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
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    True or false: The most serious effects of lead exposure in children are vomiting and weight loss? Learn the answer by taking the Lead Safety Quiz.

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

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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.