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  • Chickenpox Vaccine Shields Kids From Shingles, Too

    MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Shingles isn’t usually considered a kids’ disease, but children can get this painful condition. Fortunately, the chickenpox vaccine can also protect them against it, a new study finds. “The virus that causes chickenpox also causes shingles. It’s pretty uncommon in kids, but we wanted to see what would

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  • AHA News: With Summer Vacation Here, How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?

    AHA News: With Summer Vacation Here, How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?

    MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Dazzling graphics, engaging applications and a dizzying array of beeps, pings and rings make smartphones and other portable gadgets hard to resist. With summer vacation starting for millions of American children, many parents are asking: How much screen time is too much? In newly released guidelines,

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  • How Kids Benefit From Doing Chores

    How Kids Benefit From Doing Chores

    THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Chores. Whether you’re an adult or a child, the very word makes any job sound less than fun. But these everyday tasks make households run, and engaging kids in age-appropriate chores from an early age teaches them invaluable life skills, instills in them a sense of responsibility and

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  • TV Not a Good Sleep Aid for Young Kids

    TV Not a Good Sleep Aid for Young Kids

    Many parents think that watching TV helps their young children fall asleep, but new research finds the opposite is true.

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  • Asthma Inhalers Incorrectly Used by Most Kids in Study

    Asthma Inhalers Incorrectly Used by Most Kids in Study

    TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Asthma inhalers can’t do the job if they’re not used correctly. And that’s an issue for many children, U.S. researchers say. “We know from past studies that both parents and children overestimate the ability of children to properly use their inhaler,” said study author Dr. Anna Volerman, from

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  • How to Tame Morning Chaos

    How to Tame Morning Chaos

    TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Are your mornings always chaotic? Between making breakfast, packing lunches, getting everyone dressed and hunting for homework assignments, it’s easy to feel like you’ve put in a day’s worth of work before 9 a.m. The answer is to start the night before, with kids and parents picking out

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  • Parents, Protect Your Kids as Measles Outbreaks Spread

    Parents, Protect Your Kids as Measles Outbreaks Spread

    MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As measles outbreaks spread across the United States, there are a number of things parents need to know, a leading pediatricians’ group says. The most important is to make sure your children are fully protected against the disease, which can be deadly, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

    Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

    TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With growing concern about mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, it’s easy to let down your guard when it comes to ticks. But Lyme disease is still a danger, especially in the Northeast and upper Midwest. In fact, it has affected people in almost every state. Lyme disease is

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  • Can Games and Apps Help Your Kids Learn?

    Can Games and Apps Help Your Kids Learn?

    If you follow American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for limiting daily screen time, many games and apps can help with learning, particularly for kids with certain developmental problems.

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  • Hot-Car Deaths Hit Record High in 2018

    Hot-Car Deaths Hit Record High in 2018

    Recommendations: Maintain a routine to reduce the risk of forgetting a child in a vehicle. Keep parked car doors locked so children cannot get inside, and teach children that cars are not play areas. Place a purse, briefcase or even a left shoe in the backseat of a vehicle so you have to look there before you lock the vehicle.

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