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Dr. Mom Shouldn't Be the One Diagnosing Sports Injuries

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Leave it to the real doctors, Dr. Mom! Credit: Corbis Can you move your...
Survey: Parents admit they don't know enough about sports-related injuries.

A 10-Minute Cardiac Test Could Save Children's Lives

Researchers suggest parents add an electrocardiogram to their children's medical checkups as a precaution. Credit: Getty Images Heart...
Potentially fatal heart conditions often go undetected.

Food Allergies More Likely in First-Born Children, Study Finds

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First-borns are more likely to be allergic to certain foods, a new study says. Credit: Getty...
Your big sister may pick on you, but at least she's allergic to peanuts.

New Car Seat Policy Keeps Kids in Booster Seats Much Longer

If you think it's time to graduate your child out of her car or booster seat, you may want to take a look at a new policy released today by the...
The AAP now calls for toddlers to stay in rear-facing car seats until age 2.

Public Health Insurance is Confusing to Parents

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Many parents don't know they qualify for health care assistance. Credit: Corbis If Oregon is...
Parents confused over children's health insurance status.

Vaccine Exemptions for Religious Reasons May Face Stricter Guidelines in N.J.

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New Jersey laws may be getting stricter with regard to religious exemption from required vaccines....
Religious vaccine exemptions may face stricter guidelines in New Jersey.

Should Parents Sweat Over Their Kids Doing Hot Yoga?

Turning up the heat on fitness: Yoga instructor Taylor Wells practices poses with her children Madison and Sage. Credit: Ray Mucci Yoga...Some big kids and tweens are doing hot yoga. But is it safe?

Exercise Helps Overweight Kids Do the Math

Regular exercise boosts brain power. Credit: Corbis
In addition to making fewer trips to the drive-thru, now there's a new incentive...
Not only does exercise benefit your child's health, but a new study finds that it could help their report card, too.

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