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Adderall in Short Supply: What You Can Do

A nationwide shortage of the ADHD medication is worrying many people who depend on the drug. The good news is there are a number of alternatives.

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Croup in Children: Home Care and When to See a Doctor

Croup is usually mild and treatable at home. However, it's an illness that can quickly become serious.

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What Parents Should Know About Fentanyl

It’s more important than ever for parents to talk to their kids about the dangers of fentanyl, as well as other drugs and alcohol.

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Tricks for Treats: Tips to Help Kids Responsibly Enjoy Halloween Candy

While sugar and candy are part of the fun on Halloween, here's how parents can help kids make healthier choices and avoid overload.

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E-Cigarettes and Vaping: Are They Safe For Your Teen?

Use of tobacco cigarettes has decreased dramatically in recent years, but adolescent use of e-cigarettes – called vaping – is still increasingly common. Here's what parents need to know.

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Spike in Enterovirus Cases in Children: What You Need to Know

The virus typically causes cold-like symptoms, but in rare cases is associated with a type of paralysis. Learn how to recognize the signs.

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Back-to-School Health and Safety: Quick Tips

Are you or your kids stressed about starting a new school year? Here’s how you can help prepare your child for the year ahead.

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Heavy Backpack? Here’s How Kids Can Lighten the Load

Overloaded backpacks place stress on muscles and soft tissues, causing fatigue and strain and increasing the risk of neck, shoulder and back injuries. Learn more.

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