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Baby Health Quiz: 6 Questions to Test Your Knowledge

Posted October 14, 2010 | 09:37:00 (EST)

Babies are often a mystery to parents and other caregivers, especially when it comes to their health. Because they can't speak for themselves, they depend on others to interpret their signs of health and illness. Most childcare books cover such common disorders as ear infections, fevers, diarrhea and rashes, but...

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Baby Photos Can Reflect Serious Eye Disorders

Posted September 13, 2010 | 13:20:00 (EST)

The old saying, "one picture is worth a thousand words" couldn't be truer than when looking at a baby's photograph. Besides the overwhelming joy it brings, a baby's photo can give parents useful -- and potentially lifesaving -- information about their baby's health.

The next time you zoom through...

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Be Your Own Health Advocate: 5 Body Signs Women Should Heed

Posted August 4, 2010 | 08:00:00 (EST)

Having persistent pain, fever or bleeding are usually wake-up calls that something's medically wrong and we should see a doctor. But we sometimes write off subtle or unsightly signs as mere annoyances or cosmetic concerns that we can cover up or ignore. Here are five body signs that women shouldn't...

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Keep Your Baby Safe in the Heat: 4 Essential Tips

Posted July 11, 2010 | 12:30:00 (EST)

Whether or not you believe in global warming, you've got to admit it's been an exceptionally hot summer, especially in the Northeast. Excessive heat can be very dangerous, even deadly. Indeed, heat is by far the number one cause of weather-related deaths in the U.S. According to the

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Using Your 5 Senses to Make Sense of Your Baby's Body Signs

Posted July 5, 2010 | 10:41:55 (EST)

Babies are tiny, fragile, helpless beings who totally depend on parents, other caregivers, and doctors for their well being. If they're not feeling well, they may fuss or cry, but they can't tell anyone what's bothering them. We all know the classic signs of a sick baby: fever, diarrhea, vomiting,...

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