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    • Managing Obesity and Cholesterol in Kids

      If you are concerned about your child's weight, you are in good company. This article states: "Childhood obesity is a serious problem. ... About 25 to 30 percent of school-age children in the United States are overweight or obese, which puts them at a high risk for heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, asthma, orthopedic problems, hypertension and other health problems."

    • Expecting a Baby? Expect Some Changes In Your Skin, Hair and Nails

      During pregnancy, changes in the skin, hair and nails are common. The correct diagnosis and treatment of these conditions during pregnancy are essential to ensure the health of both mother and baby. This article from the American Academy of Dermotology will help you understand these changes.

    • New Study Confirms Vaccine Reduces Childhood Ear Infections

      A vaccine licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease in children has for the first time been confirmed effective in preventing certain childhood ear infections as well, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    • Born to Fly: Kids, Gymnastics, and the Will to Win

      Countless children risk serious, long-term injury every day as a result of strenuous gymnastics training, according to an article in the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association (JACA). JACA explains that gymnastics holds more potential for lasting injuries than sports such as football, rugby, and soccer, among others, in part because it is the only sport that uses the upper extremities as weight-bearing limbs. And if not properly treated, these injuries can cause a lifetime of trouble.

    • Tetanus - In The Child Care Setting

      Tetanus, also called lockjaw, is very rare in the United States due to the very high immunization rates of persons living here. Tetanus is difficult to treat, but is completely preventable through vaccination.

    • Winter Safety

      With its cold and often stormy weather, winter presents many safety challenge- both indoors and out. Being prepared and following these simple safety tips can help you stay safe and warm this season.

    • Pediatricians Warn Overmedication Can Occur

      A new survey of pediatricians, conducted at the recent Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), shows that 61 percent of respondents are very concerned that, by combining common over-the-counter cold and fever medications, parents may unwittingly give their children an overdose of medication, putting children's health at risk.

    • Keep Your Holidays Happy, Healthy and Headache-Free

      As the holidays approach, people across the country are looking forward to the twinkling lights, festive music, sweet treats and an extra dose of family visits. But for many, these favorite holiday traditions can also bring on an unwelcome threat of headaches and for some, even a debilitating migraine headache attack. This helpful article offers advice on how to prevent or control common holiday situations that could provoke headaches.

    • The Common Cold

      Sneezing, scratchy throat, runny nose—everyone knows the first signs of a cold, probably the most common illness known. Although the common cold is usually mild, with symptoms lasting a week or less, it is a leading cause of doctor visits and of school and job absenteeism. This good article summarizes the causes, preventive steps and treatments of the common cold.

    • Careful Shopping Prevents Foot Problems

      Shoes that look "cool" will be on the top of many kids' back-to-school shopping lists, but parents should look beyond fashion to find shoes with proper fit and support while being aware of the warning signs of common foot problems, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).

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    Recent Recalls

    • CPSC, Inca Imports Announce Recall of Stuffed Bears

      In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Inca Imports, of Denver, Colo., is voluntarily recalling about 2,600 stuffed bears. The noses, bells, and eyes of the bears can detach, presenting a choking hazard to young children. The eyes also present a sharp point hazard.

    • CPSC, Firm Announce Recall of Bicycles

      Specialized Bicycles, Inc.is voluntarily recalling bicycles.The frame of the bicycle can break during use causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and suffer serious injuries.

    • CPSC, DSI Toys, Inc. Announce Recall of Toy Kittens

      DSI Toys, Inc is recalling about 238,000 stuffed toy kittens. These toys contain contaminated water that, if contacted, could cause illness to children.

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