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RSV in Infants and Young Children

RSV in Infants and Young Children RSV can be dangerous for some infants and young children. Each year in the United States, an estimated 57,000 children younger than 5 years old are hospitalized due to RSV infection. Those at greatest risk for severe illness from RSV...

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Genetics of Hearing Loss in Children

Hearing loss has many causes. 50% to 60% of hearing loss in babies is due to genetic causes. There are also a number of things in the environment that can cause hearing loss. 25% or more of hearing loss in babies is due to “environmental” causes such as maternal...

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Salmonella Outbreak – Raw Turkey Products

CDC and public health and regulatory officials in several states are investigating a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) is...

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Developmental Milestones Matter

Download CDC’s new Milestone Tracker app for a fun and easy way to track and celebrate your child’s developmental milestones! Now available in English and Spanish. Skills, such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye-bye,” are...

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Pink Eye: Usually Mild and Easy to Treat

Pink, itchy eyes? Pink eye – or conjunctivitis – is common and spreads easily. It sometimes needs medical treatment, depending on the cause. Know the symptoms, when to seek treatment, and how to help prevent it. Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is...

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month – September

One in 5 children in the United States are obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented....

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Extreme Heat

Heat and Infants and Children Infants and young children rely on others to keep them cool and hydrated when it’s hot outside. In this article, we provide tips for protecting your children and other family members from extreme heat.   Keep kids cool and hydrated...

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Does Birth Order Matter?

There is a great deal of real but not particularly scientific evidence that birth order has a great influence on who we turn out to be as adults. If you understand how birth order affects a child, you will be better able to understand and effectively parent your...

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Vaccination a Key to the Puzzle

As a parent, you work hard to keep your baby healthy, by giving lots of love… providing healthy foods. Keeping little hands, feet, and faces clean. Getting plenty of physical activity, and vaccination. Nothing protects babies better from 14 serious diseases by age...

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Actively Listening to Your Child

Communicating with our children can be a difficult task at times.  We feel like they're not listening to us; they feel like we're not listening to them.  Good listening and communications skills are essential to successful parenting.  Your child's feelings, views, and...

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