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Recipe: Warm Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Crisp

Tags: dessert, fruits and vegetables, healthy dessert, Recipes

This cinnamon apple cranberry crisp is made with apples, dried fruit, walnuts and oatmeal. It's full of flavors and is sure to please. Make it for your family or for a larger gathering.


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How You Can Keep At-Home Canning Safe, Avoid Botulism

Tags: botulism, food poisoning, food safety, nausea, parenting, summer, summer safety, wounds

Botulism is a rare food-borne illness often associated with home canning. Know how to prevent it, what foods are more susceptible and how it is treated.


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Choosing a Football Helmet: 6 Tips for Best Protection

Tags: bike safety, brain injury, child helmet safety, concussion, helmet, helmet safety, sports injury, youth sports

Football helmets are essential to reduce the risk of serious injuries. Find six tips for finding the right football helmet, including ways to tell if it is fitting properly.


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Pregnant? Find Out About Sickle Cell Risks for Your Baby

Tags: bone marrow transplant, genetic disorder, genetic testing, genetics, pregnancy, sickle cell disease (SCD), stem cells

Get answers about sickle cell disease and understand the risks associated with this inherited disorder. A pediatric hematologist discusses what you need to know.


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Are You Potty Training Too Soon?

Tags: growing pains of parenting, pediatrician, potty training series

Pushing your child to potty train early can cause bladder issues and other problems. Learn why it’s healthier not to rush.


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How NFL’s ‘Deflategate’ Can Aid Your Kids’ Decision-Making

Tags: cheating and lies, growing pains of parenting, sports, youth sports

If you’re a parent, situations like these provide a good opportunity to talk with your children about doing the right thing, Real-life examples can vividly illustrate to your children how ethical dilemmas play out.


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Kids’ Fevers: When to Worry, When to Relax

Tags: Be Well e-News, dehydration, fever, seizure

Fevers are scary for parents, but inevitable for kids. Learn which temperatures signal a fever for your child, when to call the doctor, when to keep your cool, and what to do in the rare cases when a seizure occurs.


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Do’s and Don’ts of Caring for Your Child’s Cast

Tags: broken bone, casts, growing pains of parenting, skin care, skin infection

What should your child do if the skin under his cast itches? What if her cast gets wet? Follow these do’s and don’ts of cast care for kids.


Your Child’s Fevers: 5 Common Myths Debunked

Your Child’s Fevers: 5 Common Myths Debunked

Tags: cold, fever, fevers, flu, immune system

A fever may not mean your child is seriously ill. Learn these five truths to ease your mind about childhood fevers.


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5 Best Safety Tips for Babies, Toddlers at Tub Time

Tags: bathing, child safety, dry skin, eczema, growing pains, skin allergies, urinary tract infection, yeast infection

There are several key steps you can take to make sure your baby or toddler is safe while taking a bath. Start with a good dose of common sense and stir these 5 tips into the mix.