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Fueling a Successful Day

The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that 8 to 12 percent of school-age children and 20 to 30 percent of ...

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Flu vs. Cold: Which One Does Your Child Have?

Colds and flu are caused by different viruses, but they have similar symptoms. Kirstin Lee, MD, a Washington University pediatric ...

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Feel the Burn!

Halloween candy tastes great. But eating too much isn’t healthy. Here’s how to have your candy—and feel good, too. ...

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Fad Diets: Good for Kids?

Paleo, gluten-free or other diets that limit certain foods may keep growing bodies from getting the nutrition they need. ...

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Drugs: What All Parents Need to Know

Educate yourself about the kinds of drugs your teen could be exposed to, why these drugs are so harmful and ...

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Drowsy Days and Sleepless Nights

Nodding off during class is nothing new for many teens. But for some, daytime drowsiness may be caused by more ...

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Driving While Distracted

Teens are the age group most at risk for distracted driving, defined as any activity that diverts attention away from ...

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Don't Bug Me!

Most insect bites and stings are a minor, temporary annoyance. But sometimes, that little red bump on your child’s skin ...

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Don't Banish the Booster Seat!

Parents and kids alike may want to ditch booster seats too early in life—but booster seats are important tools for ...