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The Tech Time Bomb: Will We Forget How to Talk and Listen? Feature
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The Tech Time Bomb: Will We Forget How to Talk and Listen?

Speech and hearing experts warn that our ever-increasing tech habits may affect children's speech and language development and could harm hearing.

Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms
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Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

Learn 7 ways to improve your breastfeeding success, and 4 common breastfeeding challenges, including a low milk supply and sore nipples.

The Best and Worst Ways to Say 'I Love You'
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The Best and Worst Ways to Say 'I Love You'

To make someone feel loved, a small gesture might be best, a new study suggests.

Are You an Elephant Mom or a Tiger Mom?
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Are You an Elephant Mom or a Tiger Mom?

Step aside Tiger Mom. It's OK for parents to nurture, protect and encourage their children, especially when they're very young.

6 Secrets for Successfully Clipping Your Baby's Nails
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6 Secrets for Successfully Clipping Your Baby's Nails

Even though your baby's nails are softer and more pliable than yours, they still can cause scratches and need trimming regularly. Here are some tips.

Breastfeeding: 10 Questions to Ask
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Breastfeeding: 10 Questions to Ask

Questions to ask your health care provider when breastfeeding

6 Ways to Protect Your Baby During Cold and Flu Season
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6 Ways to Protect Your Baby During Cold and Flu Season

There are steps you can take to help prevent the number of colds your baby will get. And, perhaps most important, there are steps you can take to ensure he never gets the flu.

Breastfeeding Problems and How to Solve Them
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Breastfeeding Problems and How to Solve Them

Not all moms and babies get the hang of breastfeeding right away. Here are some potential breastfeeding problems you may encounter and some solutions.

Tech at Bedtime May Mean Heavier Kids
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Tech at Bedtime May Mean Heavier Kids

Kids and their smartphones aren't easily parted, but if you want your children to get a good night's sleep and to stay at a healthy weight, limiting bedtime screen time appears key, new research suggests.

Majority of Children May Face Obesity as Adults
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Majority of Children May Face Obesity as Adults

The majority of children growing up in America today will be obese by age 35, a new computer analysis predicts.

Is Your Baby’s Cold Something More Serious?
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Is Your Baby’s Cold Something More Serious?

Is your baby's stuffy nose and cough just a cold or something more serious?

Cooling Down Sibling Rivalries When They Heat Up
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Cooling Down Sibling Rivalries When They Heat Up

Sibling rivalry—the jealousy and competition between your children—can start even before baby number two is born, according to experts at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital of Michigan Medicine.

Dating Violence Tied to Spankings in Childhood
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Dating Violence Tied to Spankings in Childhood

Spanking your child may have unintended consequences as he or she forges adult romantic relationships years later, a new study suggests.

Smartphone Addiction May Change Teens' Brains
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Smartphone Addiction May Change Teens' Brains

Teens fixated on their smartphones experience changes to their brain chemistry that mirror those prompted by addiction, a new study suggests.

The Best and Worst Ways to Say 'I Love You'
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The Best and Worst Ways to Say 'I Love You'

To make someone feel loved, a small gesture might be best, a new study suggests.

Can Dogs Chase Away Eczema and Asthma?
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Can Dogs Chase Away Eczema and Asthma?

Parents of children with eczema or asthma might think they should avoid having a dog in the house. But two new studies suggest dogs might provide some protection against allergic diseases.

Just Gaze Into Your Baby's Eyes
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Just Gaze Into Your Baby's Eyes

Eye contact between parents and their infants has many benefits. A new study shows it actually helps synchronize their brain waves.

Most U.S. Parents Can't Find Good Childcare
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Most U.S. Parents Can't Find Good Childcare

Two-thirds of U.S. parents with young children say it's difficult to find a childcare or preschool facility that meets their health and safety standards, new survey results show.

Breastfeeding Problems and How to Solve Them
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Breastfeeding Problems and How to Solve Them

Not all moms and babies get the hang of breastfeeding right away. Here are some potential breastfeeding problems you may encounter and some solutions.

Toys at the Pediatrician’s Office Are Germ Infested
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Toys at the Pediatrician’s Office Are Germ Infested

Avoid the stuffed animals at your pediatrician's office. Or better yet, take your own playthings when your child has a doctor's appointment.

New Eye Problems Discovered in Babies Struck by Zika
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New Eye Problems Discovered in Babies Struck by Zika

Three new eye problems—retinal lesions, bleeding in the retina and abnormal blood vessel development in the retina—in babies born with a Zika-related birth defect have been identified by researchers.

Don't Toss Over-the-Counter Medicine Boxes and Dosing Devices
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Don't Toss Over-the-Counter Medicine Boxes and Dosing Devices

Here's how to keep an organized medicine cabinet to help keep your family safe. Start by saving the over-the-counter medicine boxes and dosing devices.