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children

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.

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.

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