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  • Diabetes Risk in Children

    Type 2 diabetes, once diagnosed much more frequently in overweight adults, now affects kids who have poor eating habits and get little exercise. Experts offer tips to help your child avoid type 2 diabetes.

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  • Birth Defects Quiz

    January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Try this quiz to see how much you know about birth defects.

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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 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.
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You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
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    Answer this one: When riding in a motor vehicle, how tall should a child be to sit in a regular seat and use an adult seat belt instead of a being strapped into a car safety seat or booster seat?

    When you are trying to have a baby, fertile times are an important factor. Use this information about your cycles to help to predict your more fertile times and when you will ovulate.

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      Your breastmilk is the best nutrition for your baby. And it helps protect against diseases, too. Learn how to get started and what you can expect during the first weeks of breastfeeding.

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