Gastric banding can be an effective weight loss technique for people who are severely obese. But, is it safe for teens? Learn more about this procedure and whether your teen is ready.
Sooner or later your child will simply be too big for his or her crib. Most children will move to a bed by age 2.
When your children act as if they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders, maybe you should check their backpacks. Overloaded packs can put stress on muscles and soft tissues.
You're a careful parent who steers children away from things that could harm them. So, for safety's sake, look through your home often. Keep an eye out for not-so-obvious hazards, like window blinds and household chemicals.
Poisons can be solids, liquids, sprays, or gases. Learn more about accidental poisonings by taking this quiz.
When you are trying to have a baby, fertile times are an important factor. Use this information about your cycles to help to predict your more fertile times and when you will ovulate.
There are benefits to getting regular exercise during pregnancy for most women. Work with your health care provider to develop a safe exercise program you can do throughout your pregnancy. This video discusses the benefits of exercise, as well as recommendations on how to exercise.
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