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children

7 tips for childproofing your home

Keep toxics, meds and small objects out of sight and out of reach.

U.S. kids overdosing on dietary supplements

Children under age 6 are often the most affected.

In every game, there’s risk

Parents should know that athlete safety is less about choice of sport and more about a child's training.

Parenthood an elixir for longevity?

Researchers compare life expectancy with marital status and parenthood, to see whether having a child influences how long a person lives.

The sour note on fake sweeteners

Childhood use of sugar substitutes jumped 200 percent from 1999 to 2012—and that's not a good thing.

Master the mealtime matchup  

Put down that broccoli and take a breath. You don’t have to go head-to-head with your feisty little one at every meal.

Write your child’s anaphylaxis plan

Caregivers of severely allergic children should know what to do in an emergency—and always have an epinephrine auto-injector on hand.

Tiny batteries, big risk to kids

Used in small electronics such as tea candles, button batteries are a serious swallowing danger to young children.

Layer up for winter play

Sports medicine expert also recommends keeping a change of clothes on hand to replace the cold and wet ones.

Patient Story

There’s magic in those sleigh bells

Santa visits children's hospital patients to share the cheer of Christmas.

Study: Kids are eating healthier

But don't celebrate just yet—they still need more vegetables and less salt.

Toy shopping? Keep an eye on safety

If you're buying sports balls or air guns for your little ones, it'd be wise to get them some eye protection, too.

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