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Don't feel guilty about the amount of "quality time" you spend with your family. Some experts are beginning to shun the quality time movement for something much more basic.

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Serving up facts that can save your child's life

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In most cases of amblyopia, the brain ignores signals coming from one eye. Over time, the brain gets used to working only with the other eye. The eye that’s being ignored doesn’t develop normal vision. Making the brain use both eyes and getting the eyes to work as a team becomes harder as your child grows. Treatment may not work at all after age 10. So amblyopia must be treated as soon as possible.

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Parents have an important role to play in the physical and psychological development of their child. It’s important to have information on eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia.

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Children can have mental health disorders that interfere with the way they think, feel, and act. Although some behavior problems can be attributed to normal child development, some require professional help.

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When we think of people who suffer from anxiety we tend to envision adults who are excessively worried about money, work, or a relationship. But anxiety isn’t the purview of adulthood. Kids suffer too.

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Appendicitis is an infection of the appendix. It affects 7 percent of Americans and is the most common reason for a child to need emergency abdominal surgery, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Young people between ages 11 and 20 are most often affected. Most cases occur in the winter months between October and May. A child, especially a boy, may have a greater risk for appendicitis if someone else in the family had it.

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To mark Daffodil Month and to raise awareness among the community about this disease that touches so many children, we’ve prepared this dossier with articles, stories and resources to help parents help their children cope with the disease.

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Screen for cardiac disease before treatment

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For children with asthma, the cold and flu season can be especially difficult, since both colds and the flu can make asthma symptoms worse.

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