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Laundry Detergent Pods Linked to Eye Burn Danger in Kids...
SOURCES: R. Sterling Haring, D.O., M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore; Zenia Aguilera, M.D., pediatric ophthalmologist, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami; Feb. 2, 2017, JAMA Ophthalmology

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 -- Liquid laundry detergent pods may be convenient, but young children are suffering vision-threatening burns from the chemicals inside them in increasing numbers, a new study finds.

Between 2012 and 2015, more than 1,200 preschoolers in the United States suffered ...

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Pediatricians Say No to Wearable Smartphone Baby Monitors...
SOURCES: Christopher Bonafide, M.D., Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Rachel Moon, M.D., chairwoman, American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on SIDS and head, pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Va.; Owlet Baby Care, statement, Jan. 20, 2017; Jan. 24/31, 2017, Journal of the American Medical Association

TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2017 -- Parents should think twice before buying "smart" clothing with vital signs monitors to keep tabs on their baby's health, pediatricians recommend.

A new class of home baby monitor has come to the market. Electronic sensors attached to socks, onesies, buttons and s...

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Teach Your Kids to Use Media in Healthy Ways...
SOURCE: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, news release, Jan. 23, 2017

MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2017 -- Some pediatric health experts may have loosened the reins a bit on "screen time" for the youngest of children, but that doesn't mean parents should rely on electronic devices as babysitters, one pediatrician says.

"Most of us use media every day. It's how we inter...

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