On Parenting


May 2010


MRSA Infections Are Rising in Kids: 'Superbug' Author Shares Prevention Tips

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MRSA may be the most frightening epidemic since AIDS, and it's already in homes and schools in our communities. That's the news in Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA (Free Press, $26). I've been wondering what to do when my daughter's playmates show up with nasty-looking wounds that haven't healed.

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TAGS:
children's health
parenting
MRSA
medical prevention
infections
infectious diseases

Tainted Tylenol: 'Oops, Sorry' Isn't Enough to Protect Children's Health

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The massive recall of children's Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl has parents fuming, and for good reason. There's not a parent I know who doesn't keep all these medicines on hand for soothing symptoms of childhood colds, flu, and allergies. They're usually among the first things that ...

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children's health
parenting
drugs
generic drugs
over the counter drugs
patient safety
product safety
safety
recalls

D.C. Gets Serious About Fighting Childhood Obesity

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Children in Washington, D.C. will soon be getting 60 extra minutes of exercise at school every day, thanks to a new law aimed at combating the discouraging rate of childhood obesity in the capital, which has the fattest teenagers in the nation. The measure, up for a final vote today, would require ...

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TAGS:
children's health
parenting
obesity
Washington, D.C.
weight loss
exercise and fitness
diet and nutrition
television

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