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  • Finding the Best Day Care for Your Child
    Is it almost time to go back to work? The idea of leaving your baby with strangers might be hard to swallow. But finding good day care doesn’t have to be difficult, if you follow this advice.
  • Finding the Right Rehab Program for Substance Abuse
    Drug addiction and alcohol addiction are chronic diseases that can be treated as successfully as many other chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, asthma, and diabetes.
  • Five Mealtime Survival Tips for Harried Parents
    You and your kids need to eat right. But with your busy schedule, it's tough to make sure everyone has nutritious meals and snacks. Check out these timesaving tips for preparing nutritious meals for the whole family.
  • Five Tips for Handling a Bad Report Card
    A disappointing grade can become an emotional tripwire for parent and child alike.
  • For Kids, Games Can Build Strong Minds
    Citing the latest research on the brain, experts say chess, Scrabble, Monopoly -- even jigsaw puzzles or tic-tac-toe -- help children build analytical, organizational and creative skills.
  • For More Babies, Birth Comes Too Soon
    One in eight U.S. babies is preterm, says the Institute of Medicine. That's a rise of 30 percent in recent decades.
  • For Obese Teens, Surgery Is the Last Resort
    Extreme obesity plagues more than a million teens and young adults, experts estimate. What's a parent to do?
  • For Parents: Treat at Home or Call the Doctor?
    For parents of a newborn, first-time parents, or any anxious mom or dad, it may be hard to tell a true health threat that needs a doctor's attention from a frightening, yet simple, illness that doesn't require medical treatment. Most sniffles, sneezes, and stomachaches don't need medical attention. But how do you know when it's time to call the doctor?
  • Getting a Start on Solid Foods
    As a child approaches 4 to 6 months of age, most mothers begin to worry about when to start solid foods.
  • Give Eating Right a Green Light
    Trust that when kids are hungry enough, they'll eat the healthy options you serve.
  • Give Young Athletes Plenty of Fluids
    During hot weather, if young athletes don't get enough water to replace what is lost through perspiration, they face the risk of dehydration.
  • Giving Your Baby the Best Nutrition
    How do you know your infant or toddler is getting what he needs in the food department?
  • Glasses Can Help Even Young Children
    Doctors who specialize in children's eye care say children usually become near- or farsighted between ages 6 and 12. But even infants can wear glasses if they need help to see well.
  • Growing Up Short or Heavy Can Be Difficult
    When children believe they are different in some way, they feel bad. Whether because of their height or some other characteristic, they are going to be aware of differences.
  • Guard Your Baby from Rotavirus
    A vaccine can protect babies from rotavirus, the most common cause of severe diarrhea in infants.