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Healthy Eyes for Baby: Why an Exam During Baby's First Year Is Important

A new program is making sure infants in the U.S. have a comprehensive vision exam before their first birthday. See why it's important to get your baby...A new program is making sure infants in the U.S. have a comprehensive vision exam before their first birthday.

Diaper Rash: Get the 411 on Preventing and Treating

If you've been through the diaper stage before, you know the saying "as soft as a baby's bottom" doesn't apply when diaper rash is involved. Get the 4...If you've been through the diaper stage before, you know the saying "as soft as a baby's bottom" doesn't apply when diaper rash is involved.

Hearing Problems Detected in Kids With a Little Bit of Spit

Hearing problems can now be detected through saliva. Credit: Getty
Spit happens.
Don't knock it. You can learn a lot from a little b...
New study could lead to widespread testing of newborns for hearing problems.

FDA Votes to Provide Acetaminophen Dosage for Infants on Labels

The FDA recommends dosing information be included on acetaminophen packages for children. Credit: Getty Images Odds are if you worry yo...Currently, labels instruct parents of kids younger than 2 to "ask a doctor."

Australian Parents Pay the Price for Doubting Vaccines

Australia has a full-blown epidemic on its hands. Credit: AFP/Getty Images As cases of whooping cough are spreading in the land Down Und...Country in the grip of whooping cough epidemic, largely the result of boycotting vaccines.

How to Treat Cradle Cap

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Use a toothbrush to scrub cradle cap. Credit: Getty Images Skin cells are constantl...
Fortunately, this condition does not last longer than the infant's first year.

Season in Which Babies Are Born Could Affect Everything From Allergies to Anorexia, Study Shows

The season in which a child is born could affect health long-term, research shows. Credit: Getty Images Expecting a spring baby? Your c...Winter, spring, summer or fall? Season your child is born in could have health implications.

Wheezing Infants Linked to Mothers' BPA Exposure

Ninety percent of Americans are exposed to Bisphenol A. Credit: Getty Images If your infant is wheezing a lot, it could be because you ...Researchers warn would-be moms to avoid products with BPA.

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