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12 HOURS AGO - Fox News

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Parents: Talk about alcohol when kids are 9

Parents should start talking to their children about alcohol at age 9, says a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics aimed at preventing binge drinking in young people

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AUG 28, 2015 - Huffington Post

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15 Science-Backed Ways To Fall Asleep Faster

SPECIAL FROM Can’t sleep? Join the club. Insomnia affects almost half of U.S. adults 60 and older, says theNational Institutes of Health. Unless certain medical conditions or medications are the cause of your sleeplessness, the most common culprit is anxiety, says Lisa Meltzer, an education scholar for the National Sleep Foundation and associate professor of pediatrics at National Jewish Health ...

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AUG 27, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Nearly 1 In 5 Children And Teens Are Obese

More than one-third of American adults are obese, and now, a new report shows that children and teens aren't far behind. The report, released today (Aug. 25) by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows that 17.5 percent of children and adolescents ages 3 to 19 are now obese. That's in stark contrast to the obesity rate in the late ...

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AUG 18, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Trying To Breastfeed After Struggling The First Time Around

Liz De Vries had always planned to breastfeed. As a child, she "nursed" her baby dolls and when she got pregnant for the first time in 2004, she armed herself with information. She read The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and took a breastfeeding class. "I was ready," De Vries told The Huffington Post. But after her baby was born, things quickly ...

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AUG 15, 2015 - Huffington Post

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FDA Approves OxyContin For Extremely Sick Kids

The U.S. Food and Drug Association approved the painkiller OxyContin for children ages 11 to 16 with pain "severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment," according to a statement released on Aug. 14. Some experts expressed concern that the approval might lead to drug misuse among children or their family members, who may have access to the drugs. But ...

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