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Average Child May Get 7 Radiation Scans by Age 18

The growth of CT scans in recent decades has led to big increases in the average American's total radiation exposure. Credit: Corbis CH...The amount of radiation exposure that children will have by the time they are 18 is a worrisome trend.

New California Law Mandates Whooping Cough Booster Shot for Teens

Come September, teens won't be allowed in public or private schools without proof of a whooping cough booster shot. Credit: Getty If ...New California law requires kids in grades seven through 12 to get whooping cough vaccine.

Ohio Child Cancers Confound Parents, Investigators

Tanner Hisey, center, puts icing on Christmas cookies with his sister Siera, right, and half-sister Tyler Smith in their home near Clyde, ...Every time his kids cough, Dave Hisey's mind starts to race. Is it cancer? Is it coming back?

Should the Government Do More to Stop Kids From Smoking?

Should Uncle Sam keep your kid from lighting up? Credit: Corbis By now we all know that smoking is bad for your health. But some believe...

ER Trips for Food Allergies Higher Than Ever

Peanut butter is off limits for many kids with food allergies. Credit: Corbis Parents who want to keep their kids out of ER may want ...Parents who want to keep their kids out of ER may want to skip the milk, eggs and peanut butter aisles at the grocery store.
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Miley Cyrus, Salvia and Parenting in the YouTube Age

Good parenting seems to get new enemies all the time: new drugs, new media, new "role models." This month's culprits: salvia divinorum, YouTube, M...Good parenting seems to get new enemies all the time: new drugs, new media, new "role models." This month's culprits: salvia divinorum, YouTube, Miley Cyrus.

Study Maps Need for Kids' Doctors in Rural Areas

There aren't enough pediatric doctors in rural areas. Credit: Getty Images CHICAGO (AP) - There are enough children's doctors in the Un...There are enough children's doctors in the United States, they just work in the wrong places, a new study finds.

Do You Vaccinate Your Children?

Do you vaccinate your kids? Credit: Getty Images
December 6 is Family Vaccination Day, which is part of the fourth annual National Influenza Vacci...
Do you vaccinate your children against the flu and other diseases?

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