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  • Preventing Lead Poisoning

    Lead poisoning is often linked with the paint of older homes. But lead may be found in many parts of a home. So how can you protect your children from lead poisoning, no matter where you live?

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  • What Parents Should Know About Braces

    Wearing braces to help move and correct the alignment of teeth is a common experience for many kids. Here's what you need to know if your child needs them.

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  • Strength Training for Kids

    Experts once thought that kids should not train with weights, but that attitude has changed. Experts now say that strength training is fine for kids, as long as they are supervised and don't try to lift too much weight. So, how old is old enough?

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    True or false: The most serious effects of lead exposure in children are vomiting and weight loss? Learn the answer by taking the Lead Safety Quiz.

    BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

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      Keeping up with school, friends, and all your other activities can sometimes make it hard to control your asthma. That’s where your asthma action plan comes in. It can help you prevent and deal with an asthma attack.

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