Children's Health

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Thousands of Babies Hurt Every Year in Crib, Playpen Accidents

Joan Lunden

Nearly 10,000 babies each year suffer injuries involving the cribs, playpens and bassinets meant to shelter them.

Originally posted in: Parenting
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Keeping Babies Safe

Joan Lunden

Today I was a part of a press conference with the Consumer Safety Products Commission (CPSC), The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and a wonderful organization calle...


Simple Ways to Get Your Child to Eat Healthy

Growing Up Healthy

You can't control what they eat everywhere else, but in your home--YOU are in control.

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High Blood Pressure/Hypertension: Bringing Down the Risk

Growing Up Healthy

To better understand how high blood pressure develops and leads to hypertension and heart disease you need look no further than salt and its effect on the body.

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Type II Diabetes: A Threat to All Our Children

Growing Up Healthy

Over the past twenty years, Type II diabetes has increased dramatically in both children and adults.

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Obesity: Much More Than Just a Weight Problem

Growing Up Healthy

We only have to watch kids in school yards, or listen to the nightly news to understand how prevalent obesity has become in our society.


Osteoporosis: Bank Enough Bone for a Lifetime

Growing Up Healthy

Is there any parent among us who doesn't want to stay physically fit and active throughout our lives?

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Stop Heart Disease in its Tracks

Growing Up Healthy

Our children may be overeating their way to heart disease.

Originally posted in: Heart Health
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Cancer: A Deadly Disease with Childhood Roots

Growing Up Healthy

To all of us, cancer is perhaps the most frightening of diseases.