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Human Papillomavirus - What Parents Should Know

It's estimated that almost 20,000 teens and young adults will contract the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) each day.

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Insect Repellent Types and Safety

The best way prevent bug bites is to avoid them when you can.

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Preventing and Treating Mosquito Bites

As temperatures heat up and summer thunderstorms arrive, so do the pesky mosquitoes.

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Gastrointestinal Issues in Infants

As babies continue to develop, they will produce many different sounds and reactions, such as hiccups, burping and spitting up. It's important to know that these are usually normal for most babies and not signs of distress. However, the symptoms listed below may be a cue that your baby is having gastrointestinal problems.

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How to Avoid Diaper Rash

Babies’ bottoms are in frequent contact with moisture and bacteria, which means most babies will get a diaper rash at some point.

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How to Take Your Child's Temperature

Today, doctors recommend that parents always use a digital thermometer to take their child's temperature. Mercury thermometers are no longer used since mercury is a toxic metal. If you have a mercury thermometer, contact your local health department to learn how to safely remove it from your home.

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How to Diaper Your Baby

Most children are not potty trained until 2 or 3 years old. Until then, they use about 6 to 10 diapers a day, which adds up to 2,000 to 3,000 diapers a year.

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When Can My Child Start Skateboarding?

Encouraging your child to find ways to stay active can be a challenge, but what happens when your child becomes attached to a sport or activity that is dangerous?

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How to Give Your Baby a Bath

As a new parent, it’s normal to feel both excited and a little overwhelmed when giving your baby his or her first bath.

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All About Sinus Infections

Sinusitis, more commonly known as a sinus infection, can be a painful and annoying illness for your child.

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How to Swaddle Your Baby

Swaddling is wrapping a blanket tightly around your baby's body to replicate the snug feeling of a mother's womb. One study suggested that swaddled babies 2 months or younger startled less often, slept more deeply and fell back asleep more quickly than babies who weren't swaddled.

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Preparing Your Home for Your Newborn

Welcoming the newest member of your family can feel like daunting task, especially if this is your first child. But it doesn’t need to be!

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Baby Skin Care

Newborn babies have delicate skin. Excessive washing, chemicals, detergents, fragrances, dyes in clothing and even baby products can cause newborn skin dryness, irritation, rashes and chafing. However, there’s much you can do to protect and care for your baby’s delicate skin.

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Why Do Children Bite?

For infants and early toddlers, biting is almost impulsive.

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