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THEY say that "it takes a village to raise a child." Indeed, the same rings true for mothers for it takes a village to help a mom rear her young.
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As the school year starts in full swing many parents wonder if their child should receive the HPV vaccine, which is recommended for girls ages 11-26 and boys 11-21.
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The Howard County Health Department became the first department in Maryland this week to launch an awareness campaign about the role of fathers in the breastfeeding of newborns.
After retiring as a pediatrician at 65, Bertram Koel returned to school to earn a master's degree in public health.
Johnson County doctors said they're seeing an overwhelming number of patients being treated for the childhood virus known as hand, foot and mouth disease.
Parents have become less able to realize when their child is overweight or obese, a new study finds.
Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new policy.
Sometimes it's hard to tell what to do when a child gets sick at night or on weekends.
Dr. Beth Parker, seen here accepting an award from LBJ Medical Center earlier this year during the territory's Medical Symposium which brought the hospital, Department of Health and regional health professionals together to discuss the epidemic of NCDs.
Anyone with teenagers knows how hard it is to get them up by 6 or 7 a.m. for school.
Doctors are seeing a troubling trend as kids come into their clinics for back-to-school checkups.
Newborn jaundice: It's one of the last things a parent wants to deal with, but it's unfortunately a common condition in babies less than a week old.
In the model, a depression care manager is teamed with a primary care physician.
For years, Americans have seen proposals come and go on starting classes later for students in high schools and middle schools.
Dr. Claire McCarthy is a primary care pediatrician at Boston Children's Hospital, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, a senior editor for Harvard Health Publications, and an official spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The influential medical journal Pediatrics is calling the chronic lack of sleep among teenagers to be a health emergency, which experts say is contributing to mental health problems, obesity and car accidents due to drowsy driving.
Updated: Fri Aug 29, 2014 01:48 pm
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