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Not-So-Sweet News About Caramel Coloring

Many parents are concerned about the artificial ingredients and colors that are used in foods, and do their best to keep sodas and processed foods out of their children's diets. Recently, there has been growing concern about one specific caramel coloring that may contain a chemical called 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MEI.

White Noise: Not the Right Noise

A new study in the journal Pediatrics suggests that those devices produce sounds so loud that infant noise machines exceed safe levels for adults ─ levels that are potentially even more dangerous for infants.

Eye, Eye, Eye! Handling Eye Injuries

“You’ll poke your eye out!” is a sentence uttered by thousands of parents as they caution their children against potentially eye-harming activities.

Teeth Grinding

If you walk past your child’s bedroom at night and hear a loud, wince-inducing grating noise, she is probably grinding her teeth.

Reading

When you read to your child, you do much more than just tell him a story. You stimulate his imagination, help him develop his language and listening skills and create a special bond between you.

Recognizing Teen Dating Violence

If your teen is in an abusive relationship, she may not always speak up. There are several reasons teens may want to keep it secret.

Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care Center

Your child has a bad cold that won’t go away. She sprained her ankle. He’s having an asthma attack. Head to the emergency room? Not necessarily.

Welcoming a New Baby

It’s not always easy for a firstborn toddler or preschooler to accept a new baby who makes lots of noise and seemingly steals all his mommy and daddy time. But there are ways you can help make the transition a little smoother and help your firstborn understand that there is plenty of love and attention to go around.

CHD That May Not Be Diagnosed Until Children Are Older

Every year, 1 million babies around the world – and 40,000 babies in the United States – are born with some type of heart defect, making congenital heart disease (CHD) the most common type of birth defect in children.

Heart Matters

Every year, 1 million babies around the world — and 40,000 babies in the United States — are born with some type of heart defect, making congenital heart disease (CHD) the most common type of birth defect in children.

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