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‘Since I became a mom, I have been much more in awe of how fast a child develops," admits Dr. Laura Schwab, a pediatrician and new mother to 5-month-old Ryan. Read more

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Sara Mervis says herself she’s "a huge Advil person," acknowledging a bum shoulder she often abuses. She also has bad allergies and, as a result, is also "huge on Tylenol." Read more

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Preeclampsia—an incurable condition occurring in nearly 10 percent of pregnancies Read more

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Thirty million more children will be added to the list of those who should be vaccinated for the flu this year Read more

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Teen drug use is on the decline, but prescription medications continue to be a dangerous threat to teenagers Read more

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A new high-tech mouth guard system, used by many professional athletes, Read more

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While there’s certainly controversy for some parents regarding vaccinations, childhood vaccines play a significant role Read more

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Childhood obesity and the consumption of fruit juice are not necessarily related, Read more

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PlanAhead, a blood test for fertility that measures a woman’s "biological clock," Read more

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The National Research Council’s recently released report on smog-related deaths Read more

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Chemicals tied to cancer, birth defects, neurological and other health problems were found in common Read more

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Infants who don’t sleep enough are at higher risk for being overweight in early childhood, Read more

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Hearing loss has never been exclusively a problem of the elderly, Read more

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If your young athlete struggles with muscle pains or weakness, there is a solution you might not know about. Read more

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease, better known by its acronym GERD, is common and underdiagnosed in children Read more

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Adolescent girls who rank themselves on the lower rungs of their schools’ social ladders might be more likely to gain Read more

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Some baby products, including lotions, powders, sippy cups and wipes, may expose babies to chemicals tied to potential Read more

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Breastfeeding may help prevent babies from developing allergies, but there’s no indication that Read more

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A simple and inexpensive mental health screening tool can benefit preschool-aged children Read more

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After a blow to the head, everyone wants to know when an athlete can play again. Read more

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