Naps May Enhance ‘Emotional Memory’ in Children

To create and recall firm memories about an emotional situation, otherwise known as "emotional memory," children need a lengthy nap plus quality sleep the next night, new research suggests. It's possible that the combination of such sleep also helps children settle...

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Pediatricians drop age limit for rear-facing car seats

By Jamie Gumbrecht, CNN Updated 10:38 PM ET, Thu August 30, 2018 Children should ride in rear-facing car seats until they reach the height or weight limit for the seat, according to updated recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. This changes the...

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The Nurse Is In: Keeping Children Healthy at School

School nurses play an important role in schools. The responsibilities of school nurses have grown over the past century. Although the focus of keeping students healthy and in school is the same, the health needs and complexity of many students have changed. Today’s...

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When Kids Focus on 1 Sport, Overuse Injuries Rise

By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes specializing in one sport may hope it's a ticket to an athletic scholarship in college, but a new analysis suggests the practice might also doom them to overuse injuries....

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The ABCs of Good Health Start With Immunizations

For many, back-to-school means a new backpack, folders, books, and clothes. But it’s also a time to make sure your child has what he or she needs most to be successful - good health. Immunizations have helped children stay healthy for more than 50 years. They are...

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Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week by Joanna Storey, MD August 1 through 7 is World Breastfeeding Week this year, an opportunity for communities around the world to celebrate and promote breastfeeding and its benefits for moms and babies. Breast milk truly is...

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What Is Salmonella?

What Is Salmonella? Salmonella is a kind of bacteria, with many different types. The type responsible for most infections in humans is carried by chickens, cows, pigs, and reptiles (such as turtles, lizards, and iguanas). Another, rarer form — called Salmonella...

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Air Travel Tips

Traveling with children can be a delight and a challenge. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has the following tips for safe and stress-free family air travel. Please use the tips in any print or broadcast story, with appropriate attribution of source. General...

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