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Researchers Find a Biomarker That May Help Prevent SIDS
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How The Elimination of Legal Abortion Could Impact Teens
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I’m Teaching My Kids to "Say Gay," And Hoping For a Freer Future
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As a Parent, I'm Glad 'Turning Red' Talks About Periods
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How to Talk to Your Kids About the War in Ukraine
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Prosecuting the Parents of Trans Kids Only Harms Trans Folks
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What to Know Before Buying Baby Formula Online
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The Pandemic Offered Moms a Chance to Start Their Own Businesses
Mother breastfeeds her baby at home
4 Health Benefits of Breastfeeding for Parents
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Study of 1 Million Moms Finds New Postpartum Depression Risk Factors
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Baby Formula Is In Short Supply, Leaving Parents Scrambling
Toddler girl stacks coloured blocks
The CDC Updated the Developmental Milestones for Kids—What That Means
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Maternal deaths climb almost 20% from 2019 to 2020.
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Abbott Nutrition Recalls Several Brands of Powder Baby Formula
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Labor shortages Leave Parents Scrambling for Childcare
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Physical Activity Has Decreased in Children
A young teenage girl looks at her phone.
Instagram Kids' Progress Halted, Citing Concerns on Kids' Mental Health
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Supply Chain Issues are Disrupting School Lunches—And Students
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Pregnant People with Depression May Be More Likely to Have C-sections
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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
Young child sleeping in bed.
Sleep Apnea Can Lead to Heart Problems in Children
Father with his baby in front of a Christmas tree
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
Mother cutting cantaloupe for kids
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
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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
Young trick or treating girl holds bucket wearing a mask
How to Stay Safe on Halloween 2021
Baby breastfeeding
Breastmilk May Improve Preterm Babies' Heart Health
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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
Teacher looking at books with young children
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
Woman holding pregnant belly
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
mom with cancer playing with daughter
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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