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Keep an Eye on That Cough: Respiratory Virus Reaches Epidemic Levels in Florida

Respiratory syncytial virus can be dangerous for babies and children younger than 2. Credit: Getty Images
If your little one's cough seems to be getting worse, it may be time to visit the doctor, as it could signal something more serious than...
When a cough gets worse, it might be more than just the common cold.

Weighty pregnancy makes for weighty baby

According to new research, women who gain too much weight during pregnancy run the risk of delivering fat babies. Of 40,000 U.S. women studied, one in five was found to be overweight during pregnancy and running the risk of delivering a baby...

Top food "mistakes" parents make

Getting your child to eat healthfully can be harder than a 48-hour labor. Much of the time, where picky eaters come from is unknown, although it seems able to start at an early age and set in for the duration of childhood if we're not careful. For...

Alcoholism in children

You know, there' s some truth to the notion that if you look hard enough you can find ANYTHING. I was trolling the ether this morning when I came across a topic I'd given little thought to: alcoholism in children. Not since Drew Barrymore's...

7 year-old girl weighs 400 pounds: child abuse?

The epidemic of child obesity in North America has been devoured and spit out by the media a million and thirty two times. We already know that so many of our kids eat too much and play too little. It's easy to offer a black and white opinion, like I...

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