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Your Teen's Growth Spurt: How to Fuel It Right

Get ready, because your young teen is preparing for the biggest growth spurt since babyhood. This time around, it can be much more challenging to be sure your teenager is getting the proper nutrition.

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How to Set the Guidelines Your Teen Needs

During this time of tremendous upheaval, the parental role in setting and enforcing limits is as important as ever. Find out how to set -- and enforce -- rules that will best guide them.

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Physicals and Checkups: Why They're Extra Meaningful for Teens

Your child should continue to see a pediatrician throughout the teenage years. Your child's pediatric practice is their medical home -- where you and your child are building a trusting relationship with a pediatric team.

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The Best Way Parents Can Protect Their Teens Against Drinking Alcohol

Studies show that the biggest factor influencing teen decisions about alcohol is a surprisingly simple one: knowing parents' expectations about underage drinking. Learn these expert tips to protect your teenager.

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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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For Expecting Moms With Opioid Addiction, Health Starts With Compassion

Opioid addiction treatment for pregnant women can be hard to get. Some providers consider pregnant women to be too high-risk, and misinformation abounds about what treatments are safe. Learn how UH is working to help these women and their babies.

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Addressing the Health Crisis of Black Maternal Death and Infant Mortality

The U.S. has some of the worst rates of infant and maternal mortality among the world's developed nations, and racial disparities play a major role in the health outcomes for mothers and babies.

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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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