CHILDREN'S HEALTH

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Why Breastfeeding Benefits Both Mother and Baby

Breast milk is tailor-made to meet your infant's needs and is considered to be the best source for your baby's nutrition. Learn expert tips for successful breastfeeding.

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How Children's Play Builds Skills for a Lifetime

Allowing kids to spend time playing may be more important to their development than many people realize, says a new study.

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The Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Contact With Your Newborn Baby

For decades, mothers were encouraged to put their newborn babies in warmers and send them to the nursery for monitoring by nursing staff while the mother rested in her room.

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Can Your Child See and Hear Clearly? What to Watch For

Good vision and hearing are key to a child's development and learning. In addition to vision and hearing screenings, learn what to look out for in your kids so you know when to see a pediatric ophthalmologist or audiologist.

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State-of-the-Art Scoliosis Surgery Gives Youngster Freedom to Try Anything

Meet Noel, a 12-year old with VATER syndrome who is riding horses and running again, thanks to new technology that is making pediatric spinal surgeries easier and safer to do.

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New Exercise Guidelines Include Kids as Young as Age 3

Recently updated physical activity guidelines from federal health officials are aiming at even younger Americans than ever before. What parents need to know.

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Self-Harm Rising Among Younger Children, Study Finds

Emergency room visits for deliberate self-harm among 10- and 11-year-olds have nearly doubled, according to national data analyzed by UH Rainbow physician-researchers.

Is It Strep Throat? How to Tell

Your child is saying that his or her throat hurts, but how do you know if it's something more serious, like strep throat? Check out our symptom guide.

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