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Look Before Locking: Protect Your Child From a Hot Car Tragedy

Look Before Locking: Protect Your Child From a Hot Car Tragedy

Published 06/27/2018

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Before the summer of 2018 was even one day old, 16 American kids had died after being left in hot cars, according to a group called KidsAndCars.org.

Last year's toll was 43, and, on average, 37 children die in hot cars each year in the United States.

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Health Tip: Prevent Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Health Tip: Prevent Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Published 04/30/2018

(HealthDay News) -- Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) most often affects infants and children younger than age 5, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Children that young lack immunity to the viruses that cause HFMD. the agency says.

Typical symptoms of the highly contagiou...

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Preschool, Day Care Not Asthma Triggers: Study

Preschool, Day Care Not Asthma Triggers: Study

Published 04/13/2018

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Breathe easy, Mom and Dad. Sending your young children to preschool or day care probably won't increase their risk of developing asthma.

In fact, researchers report, it may help protect your kids against the respiratory disease.

Investigators at the Univ...

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Even Toddlers Endangered by Opioids, Other Addictive Drugs

Even Toddlers Endangered by Opioids, Other Addictive Drugs

Published 04/10/2018

TUESDAY, April, 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The youngest victims of America's addiction crisis are not the teenagers tempted by tobacco, pot and pills.

Rather, they are tens of thousands of toddlers and preschoolers who are accidentally poisoned when they get into the drug stash of a parent or o...

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Rear-Facing Car Seats Protect Tots in Crashes From Behind: Study

Rear-Facing Car Seats Protect Tots in Crashes From Behind: Study

Published 04/03/2018

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rear-facing car seats provide effective protection for children in rear-end crashes, researchers say.

Previous studies have shown that rear-facing car seats significantly reduce infant and toddler injuries and deaths in front- and side-impact crashes. Bu...

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Reading With Your Toddler Boosts More Than Just Language Skills

Reading With Your Toddler Boosts More Than Just Language Skills

Published 03/27/2018

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- All those hours spent reading bedtime stories may pay off for you and your little ones beyond language and brain development: New research suggests it's also good for social and behavioral skills.

Evaluating prior studies on parent-child reading in chil...

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