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How to Dress Your Baby for Winter

There’s an old song lyric that goes: Button up your overcoat When the wind is free Take good care of yourself You belong to me… That’s some great advice, but it may not be enough for new parents to know just how to dress their babes and toddlers for the winter months ahead. Babies and toddler’s young bodies are not ...

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Cutting

When we were kids, and our parents had to worry about their tweens and teens “cutting,” we were talking about skipping classes! While playing hooky is still a problem, what “cutting” refers to today, can be a far more serious problem. Cutting is where a troubled child will take to cut their flesh – usually of the arms and legs ...

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When Is Your Child Really Too Sick to Go to School?

“Mom, my belly hurts…” Every mom has heard this whiny lament, and usually just before bedtime on a Sunday night, or upon waking up the morning of that big math test that your kid didn’t study for! Even if your kid isn’t faking it, a mild cold or sore throat that is “killing” them, doesn’t necessarily mean they cannot get ...

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Experts Say Kids Need Simple Toys, Not iPads and Xboxes

Before you “play Santa” for your kids this year, and get them those tablet computers and video game consoles they have been hankering for, you may want to go with something a lot simpler and more “low-tech.” Just in time for the holidays, the American Association of Pediatricians (AAP) has released an updated report about the best toys for childhood ...

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Protect Your Mental Health From Becoming SAD

Winter can be brutal. Short days and long nights in the Northern Hemisphere make for decreased exposure to sunlight. Absorbing fewer rays from the sun has a negative physiological effect on most people, which can lead to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The effects of SAD range from feeling a bit blue to full-blown depression. Untreated depression can lead to missing ...

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‘The Pill’ May be Killing Women’s Sex Drives

There’s a reason so many libido-challenged Americans are turning to Viagra these days. It’s because so many of the other drugs they’re taking are killing their sex drive. The latest evidence?  The “pill,” the oral contraceptive so many women take to keep from getting pregnant. A just-released study has found that women on the pill suffer a decrease in the ...

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Binge Drinking Among Women Is Skyrocketing

Sadly, in a little over a decade, binge drinking among childless American women has doubled — suggesting that the ‘wine aunt’ pop culture figure is actually a real thing.     The study comes out of Columbia University and revealed that “More than four in ten (42 percent) of childless 30 to 44-year-olds were having five or more drinks on any ...

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Dangerous Trend? Wedding Bud Bars

Weddings are a time of great joy and celebration, laughter and tears, music and dancing, champaign and – cannabis? With so many states relaxing their laws on marijuana use, couples are including bud bars supervised by skilled budtenders on their special day. Newlyweds who shun alcohol are turning to smoky tokes instead of traditional beverage toasts. Mike Whittaker and Jordan ...

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Teen Obesity and Brain Damage

Obese teenagers can’t seem to stop eating, even when they’ve had their fill.  For years, researchers assumed that the problem was largely psychological:  Overeating youth had developed an irrational compulsion as a result of stuffing painful emotions. Recommended treatments have included cognitive therapy, increased exercise and changes in unhealthy dietary habits. But new research points to another possible obesity cause:  ...

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Set Your Kids Up For Success

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day… or so they say. Children’s bodies are growing and developing. This means they need the right nutrients and fuel in the right amounts to become the best they can be. Lunch and dinner just can’t provide all the vitamins and minerals most kids need. Scientific studies have shown that children who ...

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