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No Magic Formula For Optimal Health

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a magic formula that parents could give their children to keep them from getting ill? No more sniffling, no more sneezing, no more coughing, aching, or stuffy heads. A new study comes close... more

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EZ Baby Saver Worthy Memory Aid

So far this year, 13 children have died in the U.S. due to heatstroke from being left unattended in cars. In 2013, at least 44 children died from this cause. Even one death from a preventable cause like a child being left... more

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Infant Self-Regulation Problems May Lead To Increased TV Time

It comes as no surprise that in today’s hyper-digital world, children as young as 2 can navigate an app on their parents’ iPads and call Grandma via Facetime. Screens are such a common part of everyday life that parents are... more

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FDA Sets Standards For Infant Formula Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally issued a set of regulations to ensure infant formula’s safety and nutritional value. After a history of slow action, the agency has, in just a matter of months, issued a draft proposal,... more

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Eat More Fish, Says FDA

“There are plenty of fish in the sea,” or so the old adage goes. In light of a new directive, published as a joint effort by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we should... more

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Crib Bumper Buyback To Boost Sleep Safety

You probably know a family or two who uses them. We considered them ourselves. Crib bumpers—the cushiony accessories lining the inside perimeter of your baby’s crib—remain a leading nursery item on registries and wish lists across the nation despite the... more

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Helmet Therapy May Not Help Infant Skull Flattening

Helmet therapy is a common and costly treatment for infants who develop positional skull deformity—a medical condition known as plagiocephaly that is often marked by a flattening of the back of the child’s head during the first few months of... more

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Baby’s Big Appetite May Predict Obesity Risk

Babies who eat whatever foods they are given are every parent’s dream. On the flipside, picky eaters can be a constant worry. While babies who always seem to be hungry may grow faster, two new studies suggest that there may... more

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Cost-Savings Benefits Of Childhood Vaccinations

Every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues an updated schedule of recommended vaccines for infants and children. Yet it’s estimated that as many as 1 in every 10 children do not receive the recommended vaccinations, and... more

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CDC Report Shows Highest-Ever Rate Of Autism

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a highest-ever rate of autism among 8-year-old children. The media goes into a frenzy about rates surging “30 percent” and an autism “epidemic” affecting 1 in 68... more