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Nation's leading pediatricians urge choking warning labels for food

The country's leading group of pediatricians is recommending sweeping changes to the way food is designed and labeled to cut down on choking risks for kids. Read...

 

Illinois readies for new federal law to eliminate lead poisoning

A new Environmental Protection Agency rule requires renovators and repair contractors to earn lead-safe certification.  Read...

 
 

Love is on the menu with these Valentine's Day recipes

Valentine's Day is about spreading the love. And what better way to do that than with teddy-bear shaped Rice Krispies treats? Check out the recipes below to make your Valentine's Day weekend extra sweet. Read...

 

Video | As local heroes lace up in Vancouver, speed skating clubs nurture younger talent

The U.S. speed skating team hits the ice this weekend in Vancouver. But closer to home, the north suburban clubs where several Olympians got their start are nurturing some younger talent. Read...

 

Asperger's diagnosis may be history

Asperger's syndrome may disappear as a diagnosis, folded into the autism spectrum disorder umbrella. But when it comes to a contentious, nebulous and potentially stigmatizing diagnosis, we have to ask: What's in a name? Read...

 

Cadmium found in kids necklaces prompts recall, federal investigation

Cadmium, a heavy metal that can cause kidney and bone damage, was found in Disney necklaces sold at Wal-mart last month. Experts fear that as more testing is done, the chemical will turn up in many kids' products. Read...

 

Older mothers more likely to have child with autism, study finds

More bad news for moms over 40: A new study of almost 5 million births found an increased risk of autism among babies born to older women.  Read...

 

With new data, one step closer to unlocking SIDS

SIDS is every parent's worse nightmare and one of pediatrics' biggest puzzles. But a new study links the syndrome to low levels of a certain brain chemical, a major step forward in understanding sudden infant death. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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