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Yes, Your Teen Needs Vaccines, Too

Unity Consortium's survey found that almost all parents of teens know it's important to address health topics like drugs, STDs, and sleep, but less than 80% say getting vaccinated is important.
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What Everyone Should Know About the Infant Microbiome

Most parents (and even some doctors) are unaware of the critical role of the infant microbiome as a foundation for good health throughout a child’s life.
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Dementia in Children: Symptoms You Need to Be Aware Of

Dementia rarely occurs in children. But when it does, it is usually due to genetic disorders, injuries, certain illnesses, and toxins. Common symptoms are memory loss, problems with language, loss of intellectual skills, and personality changes.
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No Child Should Ever Die from Elective Dental Anesthesia

6-year-old Caleb Sears died while under general anesthesia for a dental procedure. His oral surgeon was both operator and anesthesia monitor, a practice many believe increases the risk of dental anesthesia. A California bill, known as Caleb's law aims to decrease that risk.

6 Easy Ways Parents Can Make Doctor’s Visits Fun

Although a doctor's visit may seem like a punishment to them, your reassurance and enthusiasm can help set the tone for a good experience - even if your child ends up getting a shot!
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New Hope for Children with Inoperable Liver Cancer

TACE can be a safe and effective method for managing tumor growth and potentially keeping children alive long enough for a more definitive cure.
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Mother’s Milk is Best for Preemies—and Donor Milk May Be Second-Best

Breastfeeding and human milk ensure the optimal development of infants.
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Governor Scott, Lobbying Money, and the Public’s Trust

A CNN investigation asserts that Gov Rick Scott’s administration scuttled hospital quality standards after two Republican political groups received large contributions from Tenet.
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How Should Doctors Talk About Gun Safety?

Leading gun violence researchers call for physicians to personalize gun safety counseling based on their patients' firearms beliefs and preferences.