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Teens and Vaping: A Dangerous Mix
One in five high school students—and one in 20 middle schoolers—say they’ve used e-cigarettes within the past month. Many believe these products are safer than regular cigarettes. But the latest evidence shows just how mistaken that belief is.

Real World Tips on Being a Healthy Parent
When you’re a parent, focusing on a healthy lifestyle doesn’t just benefit your own well-being. It also helps you take better care of family members and be a good role model for your child.

Could Your Child Have a Learning Disability?
It’s normal for kids to find some school subjects harder than others. And it’s common for them to struggle a bit when learning something new. But if learning troubles become a lasting pattern, you might start to suspect a learning disability.

Not All Fevers Need Treatment
The American Academy of Pediatrics stresses that fever itself is usually not a problem. In fact, it can be helpful.

Is It Just a Cough—Or Childhood Asthma?
Most children have respiratory illnesses every now and then. But coughing and wheezing are symptoms of asthma in children.

Disposable vs. Cloth Diapers: The Straight Poop
Disposable diapers make up more than 1.5% of all the trash in this country. About 3.4 million tons of them end up in our landfills each year. So, are cloth diapers a better choice? It's up to you.

Homework Help: For Parents
With these 6 homework-helping tips, you can learn how to support and encourage your child, while also giving him or her the needed space to complete homework on their own.

Sleep, Exercise, Screen Time: Help Your Teen Adopt Healthy Habits
Only 5% of U.S. teens are getting enough sleep and exercise, according to a recent study. Here's how you can help your teen.

Prepare Your Kids for a Healthy School Year
In addition to buying school supplies and digging out backpacks, it’s important to focus on a few health-related “to-dos” as your kids head back to school.

Updated Guidelines for Managing Concussions in Kids
Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated its guidelines for managing concussions in children and adolescents for the first time since 2010.

Extended Rear-Facing: The Safest Way for Kids to Ride
Many parents are eager for the day when they can turn the car seat to a forward-facing position. But before you do the switcheroo, review the latest advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Add Some Play to Your Child’s Day
Allowing kids time to play may be more important to their development than many people realize.
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