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Doctors May Identify Which Kids' COVID Cases are Severe Before Progressing
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Nursing Parent and Child Should Stay Together During Hospitalization
Pregnant woman prepares to receive vaccine by having her arm sanitized.
Should Pregnant People Get the COVID-19 Booster Shot?
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Some Baby Formula Websites Discourage Breastfeeding
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A Third of Kids Don't Get Enough Sleep, CDC Report Says
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Study Highlights the Dangers of Smoking While Pregnant
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Sleep Apnea Can Lead to Heart Problems in Children
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How to Protect Your Newborn from COVID-19 During the 2021 Holidays
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Owlet Baby Smart Sock Is Off the Market—What Parents and Experts Think
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What Are the Side Effects of the COVID-19 Vaccine in Kids?
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Physical Activity Counters Impact of Kids' Screen Time
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How to Shop Safely Amid Potential Holiday Toy Shortages
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Plant-Based Diets Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease in Overweight Kids
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How to Gather at the Holidays When Not Everyone is Vaccinated
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How the Biden Administration Plans to Promote Mental Health in Schools
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Lead Exposure Is Still a Concern—Here's How to Protect Kids
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Rates of IVF Success Have Improved Over Last 10 Years, Report Shows
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Pregnant Mothers with HPV at Risk for Giving Premature Birth
Grocery shopping during COVID
Rising Food Price Affect Families' Grocery Store Bills
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Kids With Autism Twice As Likely to Have Thoughts of Suicide
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Infant Curiosity May Predict Future Cognitive Abilities
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Toddlers and Babies More Likely to Spread COVID-19 at Home Than Teens
Birth at a hospital
How Physicians Are Making Decisions in the Delivery Room
Children playing on logs in woods
Kids' Interest in Nature Wanes in the Teen Years, Study Finds
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For Most Children, ADHD Continues Into Adulthood, Study Finds
Child getting a shot
How to Help Vaccine-Hesitant Young Children Combat Their Fears
Kid struggling in school
How to Support Kids in School Who Develop Long-Haul COVID
Kids in their classroom
Income Inequality Can Negatively Impact Children's Academics
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How to Stay Safe on Halloween 2021
Baby breastfeeding
Breastmilk May Improve Preterm Babies' Heart Health
Teenage boy using cell phone
Study Says Kids Who Spend More Time on Screens Have More Close Friends
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Process of Labor for Full-Term and Preterm Birth Differs, Study Finds
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9 Fall TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy
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Being the Youngest in Class Could Put Your Child at a Disadvantage
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Black Kids Are More Likely to Be Restrained in Emergency Rooms
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Study Shows That Iron Deficiency Occurs in One Out of Two Pregnancies
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New Study Points to the Optimal Time for IVF Success
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Students Who Wear Needed Eyeglasses See Academic Improvement
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Why Parents Should Share a Cancer Diagnosis With Kids
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What the Texas Abortion Ban Means for People Seeking an Abortion
Mother holding her newborn
New Minnesota Legislation Helps Moms in Prison Bond With Their Babies
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Barbie's COVID-19 Frontline Worker Dolls Help Create a Diverse Toy Box
Man cradles baby in hands.
Inflammatory Arthritis in Men Linked to Infertility
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Stretch Marks After Having A Baby Are Nothing to Be Ashamed Of
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Aerobic Exercises Can Help Kids Remember Vocabulary Words
Bento box lunch box for kids featuring a rice bunny rabbit and vegetables.
How to Pack a Bento Box Lunch for Kids
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New Study Finds That Postpartum Sleep Deprivation Can Age New Parents
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Breastfed Babies May Have a Lower Risk of Type 1 Diabetes
Baby in diaper crawling
More Crawling Experience May Strengthen a Baby’s Risk Perception
Woman holding newborn while using computer
Should Virtual Lactation Support Be Available After the Pandemic?
A parent breastfeeds her infant.
Breastfeeding Linked to Lower Blood Pressure Later in Life, Study Suggests
Pregnant woman holding belly
Pregnant Parent's Weight Pre-Pregnancy Can Lead to Allergies in Kids
Sad boy embracing his teddy bear in home isolation.
How Children Orphaned by COVID-19 Can Begin to Heal
Curious preschooler
Kids with Moderate Knowledge of Topic Are Most Curious
Family of 6 calling baby towards them
Expert Tips on Dealing with Loved Ones Who Don't Like Your Baby's Name
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Setting Goals and Parental Support May Help Curb Teen Vaping
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Princess Culture Can Help Heal Toxic Masculinity Over Time
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Diagnosed Endometriosis May Help Fertility Treatments
Couple holding and kissing their baby.
Happy Couples Make Happy Parents, Study Says
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The 14 Best Back-to-School Sales for Fall 2021

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