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Heavy Backpacks: A Health Risk Too Many Kids Carry

An overstuffed backpack can lead to back pain, headaches and more. Here are smart ways to help your kid take a load off.

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Cat Toys: Which Ones Are Safest?

A frisky feline means cuteness overload for you and essential exercise for her — but not all cat toys are equally safe.

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Treating Head Lice

Supsect your child has lice? Check with a nit comb.

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Injury: The Number One Killer of Kids in the US

Rates of suffocation and poisoning are declining, but other injuries are on the rise. Some ways to keep kids safe.

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Indoor Tanning: How to Convince Your Daughter To Just Say No

If your daughter is among the 1 in 5 teen girls who engages in indoor tanning, here's how to convince her to stop (and get a spray tan instead).

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Attention Parents: Toddlers May Not Need Naps

Enforcing naps for preschoolers ends up leading to less sleep overall.

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4 Tips for Getting Your Loved One to Wear a Medical Alert Pendant

It could be the most important accessory your older parent ever wears.

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How and When to Teach Your Child to Cross the Street

The day he crosses the street solo is coming. Here's how to prepare.

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5 Dangerous Baby Products To Avoid

The lowdown on crib bumpers, doorway jumpers, walkers and other baby items that aren't safe.

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When To Take a Sick Pet to the Vet

A dog or cat who’s ailing can’t tell you where it hurts, so it’s up to you know the signs of a serious illness.

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14 Ways to Show Love for Your Child This Valentine's Day

It's not just about showing your significant other love this holiday.

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8 Tricks For Giving Medicine To A Dog Or Cat

You’d think an animal who’ll eat out of a trash can would be happy to swallow a pill, but giving a pet medicine requires some finesse.

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School Lockdown Drills: Are They Making Our Kids Any Safer?

The critical lesson a child learns from drills that could wind up saving her life one day.

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Caring for Your Older Dog

A vet offers tips to keep your aging canine healthy, active and comfortable.

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4 Ways to Argue More Fairly

Fighting can be healthy for couples — if you do it right.