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    When to start talking about sexual health with your child: Earlier than you think.

    Nick Johnstone
    No matter how sophisticated parental controls for internet access are, research shows the average age children are now exposed to pornography is 13, with some children being exposed by age 7. Digging deeper, 60% of 11- to 13-year-olds are exposed to adult content by accident. And 93% of males and…
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    Talking to kids about racism

    Children learn about racial differences and racial bias from an early age, and parents and caregivers are their first teachers. It’s important for parents and other adults to be role models for inclusive behaviors early in the lives of children life to decrease racial bias and improve cultural understanding. Experts…
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    Choosing an infant formula

    A wide variety of infant formulas are on the market. The majority of them are based on cow’s milk. However, never use regular cow’s milk as a substitute for formula. In processing formula, the milk has been changed dramatically to make it safe for babies. This processing includes treating formula…
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    Newborn screening tests

    Your baby can be screened for many conditions before leaving the hospital, including cystic fibrosis, hearing loss and a congenital heart defect. The tests can alert you to any problems or risks early so your baby can get care and treatment, if necessary.
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    Tumor type, grade determine treatment for pediatric brain tumors

    Treatment for brain tumors in children can differ from treatment for brain tumors in adults, so it is important to seek care from specialists in pediatric cancer and neurology. Pediatric brain tumors are masses or growths of abnormal cells that occur in a child’s brain, or the…
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    Feeding your baby: Breast milk or formula?

    Some families know right from the start what they’ll feed their babies — breast milk or formula — while others struggle. Most child health organizations advocate breastfeeding, and “Breast is best” is a commonly used phrase. There’s no doubt, breastfeeding is a wonderful way to nourish a newborn — breast…
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    Ear Tubes

    An ear infection is an infection of the middle ear, the air-filled space behind the eardrum that contains the tiny vibrating bones of the ear. Children are more likely than adults to get ear infections. Because ear infections often clear up on their own, treatment may begin with managing pain and monitoring…
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    Back-to-school Q&A

    Getting ready for a new school year can be exciting for children, parents and caregivers. But it also can be stressful and scary. Whether kids are heading to school for the first time or moving to a new school, it is common to be nervous when facing change. “It’s important…
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    Managing childhood asthma

    Asthma is a lung condition that causes swelling of the airways. It can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. It’s the most common chronic disease among children, although it affects adults, as well. More than 262 million people globally are affected by asthma, and more than…
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    Getting kids involved in the kitchen

    If your child is a picky eater, the battle over healthy foods can be a challenge. Being fussy about food is common in toddlers and small children, but parents can try some tips and tricks to introduce new foods. One approach to improving eating habits is to get kids…
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    How exercise benefits the body and mind

    The amount of physical activity children need depends on their age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children ages 3 through 5 years need to be active throughout the day while children and adolescents ages 6 through 17 need to be active for 60…