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Adolescence presents many challenges to parents. An adolescent seems to change behavior over night. They no longer engage in many acts including: they do not want to be home unless it is to eat; they no longer talk to you, unless it is about money and the days of hugs …

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Baby Bottle Syndrome Aka Early Childhood Caries

Baby Bottle Syndrome, also known as Early Childhood Caries, is the term used to describe a condition where the teeth of an infant or child decays. The condition arises in situations where the child’s teeth are exposed for long periods of time to sugary liquids. Sugars, it must be understood, …

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Caring for a Child with a Cleft Lip and Palate

When you first learn that your child will or has been born with a cleft lip or palate, the news can be devastating. Shock and anger are just the beginning until you realize that in the grand scheme of things, there are far worst things that can happen to your child.   …

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The Age at which most Girls Start Menstruating

Did you know that a baby girl has anywhere between 1 to 2 million eggs in her ovaries when she’s born? That’s amazing! Early in development, the fetus is already preparing for menstruation later in life. It is the “when” that is the mystery. By the time a young girl …

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Overweight Children

Present-day American children are unfortunate. They have been born into a world that seems to be working against them in every way possible to keep them overweight and unhealthy. We, and they, are going to need to make a supreme effort to overcome their disadvantages. Those of you who, now, …

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Reducing Childrens Back to School Anxiety

Fear of the unknown, as well as the known. Children of all ages are faced with a variety of anxieties from the unknown teacher, leaving home to a new environment, missing the parents, to peer acceptance. The known factors from the previous year can be just as anxiety provoking. Will …

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Causes for Knee Pain in Children

Knee pain is a common problem in children as the ligaments, the muscles as well as the joint surfaces are not developed adequately and allows more than the usual range of motions to take place during high impact activities. This can lead to painful incidences related to the knee and …

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Nasal Congestion Relief

Although mostly an annoyance, a nasal congestion could also lead to more serious problems. Nasal congestion, generally known as a stuffy or stuffed up nose is when the nasal passages become blocked; the blood vessels that lie in the nose get inflamed making the membranes to get swollen. The most …

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Identification of Baby Rashes

All rashes have one thing in common, they are red and they are irritating and they are hard to distinguish. Each have their distinguishing marks. Parents will want to know the cause. Is it the formula, their first foods, or are they coming down with some disease, roseola, chicken pox, or an …

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Anemia in Children

Anemia in children and adults occurs when there isn’t enough hemoglobin in the body. Hemoglobin is a protein inside of red blood cells that gives them their red color. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body tissues. Doctors usually diagnose anemia by taking routine blood tests. The most common …

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