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How to Keep Your Kids Cozy and Safe by the Fireside...
SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatrics

SUNDAY, Jan. 1, 2017 -- Gathering the family around a crackling fire may be cozy and fun in the winter, but all types of fireplaces are a potential hazard to your little ones, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Kids need to be supervised around wood-burning fires as well as ...

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Short Course of Antibiotics Not Best for Kids' Ear Infections...
SOURCE: University of Pittsburgh, news release, Dec. 21, 2016

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2016 -- A shorter period of antibiotic treatment for ear infections in young children does more harm than good, a new study finds.

About three-quarters of children have ear infections in their first year of life. These infections are the most common reason why children...

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Should More Kids Have Their Tonsils Out?...
SOURCES: Sivakumar Chinnadurai, M.D., MPH, pediatric otolaryngologist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville; Alyssa Hackett, M.D., otolaryngologist, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City; Jan. 17, 2017 Pediatrics, online

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 -- Because of stringent tonsillectomy guidelines, some kids who could benefit from tonsil removal surgery aren't getting it, two new reviews suggest.

To qualify for the surgery, a child must have many recurring throat infections within a short span of time or seve...

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