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When Toddlers Will Eat Dirt, But Not Vegetables

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — It’s common for toddlers to switch up their eating habits, so don’t be shocked if they refuse a particular food one day and accept it the next. […read more]


Terrible Tally: 500 Children Dead From Gunshots Every Year, 7,500 Hurt, Analysis Finds

[NBC News Health] About 500 American children and teenagers die in hospitals every year after sustaining gunshot wounds — a rate that climbed by nearly 60 percent in a decade, according to the first-ever accounting of such fatalities, released Sunday. In addition, an estimated 7,500 Read More


Docs to Parents: Limit Kids’ Texts, Tweets, Online

by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Doctors 2 parents: Limit kids‘ tweeting, texting & keep smartphones, laptops out of bedrooms. #goodluckwiththat. The recommendations are bound to prompt eye-rolling and LOLs from many teens but an influential pediatricians group says parents need to know Read More