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The best early childhood teaching aid? You.

The very first thing your baby learns is you.

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Foundation for life: The infant toddler brain

In early childhood, brain development occurs more rapidly than during any other stage of human life.

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How to prevent, treat bug bites, stings

Pesky insects often irritate or interrupt summer fun.

Water safety swimming

13 water safety tips for kids

Drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 1-14.

Fourth of July fireworks

6 tips for safe fireworks use on Fourth of July

Each year in the U.S., thousands of adults and children are treated in emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries.

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6 tips to stay hydrated in hot weather

Staying safe in the sun and avoiding dehydration is important.

Ask Dr. Gigi

Kids & outdoors: Tips to keep them safe, treat injuries

Dr. Gigi Chawla provides safety tips for preventing and treating injuries.

Kids’ pain underrecognized, undertreated

The New York Times published a story on its health blog about how children's pain often has been mismanaged, particularly in the U.S.

Infection prevention experts recommend no FluMist nasal spray, only flu shot

Studies showed that for the past three flu seasons FluMist failed to provide the same level of protection as a flu shot.

pleuropulmonary blastoma PPB

Minnesota girl celebrates final round of PPB chemo

Lainee Balsimo has received treatment at Children's for pleuropulmonary blastoma, a rare form of lung cancer found in 30-50 kids in the U.S. each year.