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How to get picky eaters to love vegetables
Lots of kids can't stand broccoli and other strong-flavored veggies like cauliflower and kale. That'...

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Why are some children born with congenital heart defects?
Many parents feel responsible after finding out their child has a heart defect. Cardiothoracic surge...

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Is croup causing your child's cough?
If your child has a nasty barking, seal-like cough, that's a symptom of croup. Pediatrician Tanya Re...

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When is it smart to serve fruit juice to a child?
Many toddlers sip fruit juice, but it shouldn't be an everyday drink, says pediatrician Dr. Tanya Re...

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How to get a baby to sleep through the night
Having trouble getting your baby to sleep through the night? Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann shares a strate...

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When is it time to check your child's blood pressure?
Think your child is too young to have his blood pressure checked? Think again. Hypertension can stri...

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How to handle a picky eater
Is your kid a picky eater? It's not uncommon for young kids to have finicky tastes. Pediatrician Dr....

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How to keep your kids safe online
It's no surprise that kids are spending more time online. Pediatrician Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann share...

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Does physical education help kids perform better in school?
Physical education does more than boost kids' fitness. It helps them do better in school, says pedia...

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What are alternatives to spanking your child?
Spanking is not a common way to discipline kids, and research links spanking to lower IQ and self-es...