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children

Beware the karate, kid

High-contact forms of martial arts can lead to sprains, breaks and serious injuries.

Want happy, healthy kids? Be involved

Regardless of income and family makeup, kids do better in neighborhoods where trusted people are involved in their lives.

Aim for tech-free bedtime

Smartphones, tablets and other electronic gadgets can harm children's sleep, pediatricians say.

Tidy home, healthy lungs

An environment with fewer pollutants will help keep childhood asthma in check—and reduce the need for medication.

CDC: Polio nearly vanquished

The world has almost rid itself of this terrible disease—but almost is not good enough, health leaders say.

Lead the charge against cyberbullying

Parents play a critical role in safeguarding their children from the harms of online abuse.

5 tips for a healthier Halloween

A pediatric dietitian who's also a mom shares some handy tips for handling the inevitable surge of sweets.

Break the combo

Children consume more calories with fast food combination meals—and sugary drinks are most to blame.

6 tips for an allergy-free Halloween

When parents are prepared, youngsters with food allergies or asthma can enjoy trick-or-treating, too.

Patient Story

One hoppy Cookie

For kiddos at the children's hospital, smiles are found in feathers and fluff—with a bird named Bert and a rabbit named Cookie.

Why your newborn needs vitamin K

Whether it's a boy or girl, the newest member of your family can benefit from an immediate boost of this essential vitamin.

A handy word for labor and delivery

There's a lot to know as you prepare, but one word in particular stands out against the rest: Flexibility.

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