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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: What is it?

IBS isn’t progressive or damaging. It’s simply the way that some children’s intestinal systems work. ...

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How Young is Too Young?

Your 5-year-old neighbor is playing soccer and now your son, just one year younger, is begging you to sign him ...

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How to Safely Dispose of Unused and Expired Medications

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 60,000 young children end up in emergency rooms each ...

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How to Have "the Talk" with Your Teen

Talking to kids about sex is never easy for parents, but it’s a very important talk to have to keep ...

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How to Ensure Your Baby Sleeps Safely

Many commercials and print ads picture babies sleeping peacefully, tucked under a thick comforter with stuffed animals adorning each corner ...

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How to Choose the Right Pediatrician

Ideally, you would hope the doctor you’re trusting to advise you and care for your child is knowledgeable, compassionate and ...

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How to Avoid Dog Bites

Instead of wet, sloppy kisses, some dogs may give a nasty bite. Every year, about 400,000 children in the U.S. ...

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Homework 101

St. Louis Children's Hospital psychologist Russell Hoffmann, PhD, offers this advice to families of teens and young children on adjusting ...

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Homesickness -- Homesick, Home

Your child’s first overnight stay at Grandma’s house. Your son’s first weeklong camp. Homesickness can happen at any age, but ...