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What we did when we learned that Madeline had DIPG, a rare, inoperable and basically untreatable brain stem tumor that would take her life in days, and how we cope with the death of a child.
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In a powerfully moving new book, Rapp writes about being the mother of a child dying from Tay-Sachs disease
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Debra Best, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center, sorts out the school illnesses you’re more likely to see.
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The AAP on when to give medication for fevers in children, when to let them get better on their own and when to call the doc
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School budgets cuts mean that school nurse jobs are disappearing across the country, leaving children at risk
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Get the lowdown on the best kid and baby thermometers from moms who've battled high fevers—and won. Check out our health guide for tips on how to handle fever in children.
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A pediatrician's plan for keeping babies' temperatures at healthy levels, from taking immediate action by administering a dose of acetaminophen or following age-by-age guidelines for getting high feve
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Spot the signs, find a fix, and whether or not you sould call the doctor to these medical questions
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Expert answers to moms' most popular questions surrounding the many common baby ills of the cold and flu season.
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Think your infant has colic? Check our symptom list first and then try some simple solutions using everyday items like vacuums and towels
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How to keep your baby safe from reacting badly to certain foods
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What moms-to-be need to know about the H1N1 virus: the vaccine, symptoms, treatment, prevention and more
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Whether or not you should call 911 if you see blood, burns and other everyday accidents
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No matter what you call it, H1N1 is still just the flu. Here's an updated, panic-free guide to keeping your family healthy.
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How to handle braces, casts, stitches and more -- without the drama
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Freaked out about the H1N1 virus? What you need to know about the new vaccine, symptoms, treatment, prevention and more
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What's normal, what's not, and when to call the doctor when looking at your baby's poop
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Make sure your baby doesn't get sick this winter with these healthy, immunity-boosting tips
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Is it common for my child to get sick after getting her vaccines?
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Up to 20 percent of medical diagnoses are incorrect. What's more, says Jerome Groopman, M.D., a Harvard Medical School professor and the author of...
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Babies and young children are particularly vulnerable to food poisoning. The promising news: Food-borne illnesses are on the decline. In kids under...
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In addition to the American Academy of Pediatrics, turn to these other great resources: March of Dimes: Research a wide variety of birth defects...
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About 150,000 infants are born each year with a birth defect, and the parents of one out of every 28 babies will receive the frightening news that...
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I consider myself a pretty well informed mom, yet I'll admit I've done some really stupid things with my 14-month-old.I fed her jarred sweet potatoes...
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Q. Most of my husband's family has Type 2 diabetes. How can I stop my children from getting it? A. This is a great question because doctors...

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