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What to do if your Child gets a Headache

It can be very distressing thing when your child gets a headache. All they will want to you to do is to make the pain go away for them and can quite often work themselves up into such a state that they can make the pain and discomfort even worse. …

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Research done by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Academic Societies

The American Academy of Pediatrics is the foremost trade association for physicians and other health professionals specializing in pediatrics. In fulfillment of its trademark slogan “Dedicated to the Health of All Children,” the 60,000 member strong AAP holds conferences, issues many publications, and maintains websites, including HealthyChildren.org, which provides health …

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How to Find out if your Kids have Asthma

You can hear your daughter coughing in her room. She’s been up all night and neither of you have gotten any sleep. This is the third time she’s had bronchitis already this year. And, even when the antibiotics wear off, you know she’ll still cough after she plays at the …

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What Parents need to know about a Fetus and Baby Hiccups

Unborn babies (during prenatal development) and babies six to nine months old, perfectly normal to have hiccups (Likely an infant will have hiccups if the baby had hiccups in the womb 10). During fetal evolution, researchers theorize hiccupping prepares the infant’s lungs for breathing (diaphragm muscle) outside the womb. 1 Scientists in Paris, theorize …

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How to tell if your Child has Scoliosis

HOW TO TELL IF YOUR CHILD HAS SCOLIOSIS Scoliosis is defined a lateral or sideways curve of the spine, and it comes from a Greek word meaning crooked. About 3 out of every 100 people have some form of scoliosis, but for most of them it is never a problem. …

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How to Give a Child Medicine Safely

Almost every mom has experienced the dreaded medicine time with a reluctant toddler or child. There are ways to make medicine time less traumatic for your child (and you). When giving medicine to a child, there are also safety concerns to be aware of. The next time your child resists …

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Care of Child Cancer Patients and their Families

In the year 2007 1,444,920 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, of those 10,400 will be in kids 0-14 years of age. An estimated 559,650 Americans will die of cancer in 2007, 1,545 of those will be children. Although mortality rates have declined for childhood …

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Understanding the Transition to Middle School

The transition from elementary school to middle school is one of the biggest leaps our children make. It is a time mixed with multiple emotions and feelings. In many ways the move from lower school to middle school is much like adolescence itself: your child is no longer a baby …

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How to tell the Difference between Add and ADHD in Children

Despite what the teachers and counselors seem to keep insisting, you know your own child. You know that your daughter isn’t stupid… but she just brought home yet another terrible report card, even after you made sure that she did all of her homework and studied for every single test. …

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A Moment of Caregiver Frustration could Result in a Lifetime of Consequences for a Child

Shaken baby syndrome is a condition that is categorized as a form of child abuse. This type of abuse mostly occurs in infants under the age of one and is frequently triggered by the frustration of a parent or caregiver over a baby’s crying. While infants are primarily the victims, …

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