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Most picky eating harmless but it can signal troubles
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Most picky eating harmless but it can signal emotional woes

By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer  – Tuesday, August 4, 2015

CHICAGO — Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should


Use of long-acting birth control shows startling success in Colorado
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Use of long-acting birth control shows startling success in Colorado

By SABRINA TAVERNISE New York Times News Service  – Tuesday, August 4, 2015

WALSENBURG, Colo. — Over the past six years, Colorado has conducted one of the largest experiments with long-acting birth control. If teenagers and poor women were offered free intrauterine ...


Toss the flash cards: Child expert urges intuitive parenting
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Toss the flash cards: Child expert urges intuitive parenting

By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press  – Tuesday, August 4, 2015

NEW YORK — Parents should lose the flash cards, learning apps and other educational gadgets and strategies de jour, advises Stephen Camarata, a child development researcher and professor who ...


Teen’s HIV in check for 12 years without drugs
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Doctors say teen’s HIV in check for 12 years without drugs

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer  – Tuesday, August 4, 2015

An 18-year-old French teen born with the AIDS virus has had her infection under control and nearly undetectable despite stopping treatment 12 years ago, an unprecedented remission, doctors are


Tax-free weekend
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Tax-free weekend: Save money on school supplies, clothing and more!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Take advantage of a tax break on hundreds of items during the annual South Carolina sales tax holiday weekend, Aug. 7-9, 2015. During this time, the 6 percent state sales and use tax, and any ...


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Be prepared: Tips to ease back-to-school anxiety

By Judy Heath  – Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Transitions are tough. We're just getting used to the summer routine and pow, it's time to think about back to school. Okay, moms and dads, take a deep breath and let us make this year a little


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Back to school guide: What's new this year?

By Theresa Stratford  – Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It's time to gear up for the new school year. As you prepare your child for waking up early, homework and testing, we checked in with local school officials to find out what's new in the four local ...


Beyond brown bags
Tips for another year of packed lunches
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Beyond brown bags: Tips for another year of packed lunches

By J.M. HIRSCH AP Food Editor  – Tuesday, July 28, 2015

There was a time when a lunch box was just that, a box into which your parents packed your lunch.


It’s in the bag ... or box
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Tips parents need to help navigate another school year of packed lunches

By J.M. HIRSCH AP Food Editor  – Tuesday, July 28, 2015

There was a time when a lunch box was just that, a box into which your parents packed your lunch.


Clues found to why some children have reading woes
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Study: Early clue to why some children may have reading woes

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer  – Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WASHINGTON — New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read, and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech when it’s noisy.


Health in Brief for July 28, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Older children with Type 1 diabetes often want to manage the illness themselves, but they can run into problems if they take multiple daily insulin injections but don’t check their glucose and ...


Study finds prenatal tests can detect silent cancer in moms

By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer  – Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CHICAGO — For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal that something is wrong — with the moms-to-be, not the fetus, a preliminary study suggests.


Product recalls
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Product recalls

Associated Press  – Monday, July 27, 2015

Recall details are available in most cases at www.cpsc.gov and, for cars, at www.nhtsa.gov.


Fat stigma fuels weight bullying
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Fat stigma fuels weight bullying

By RONI CARYN RABIN New York Times News Service  – Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Being “fat” is the most common reason children are bullied, and something needs to be done about it.


Book offers lessons for parents from entrepreneurs
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New book offers lessons for parents from entrepreneurs

By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press  – Tuesday, July 21, 2015

NEW YORK — Hard work, persistence, initiative. Can the skills found among entrepreneurs help today’s young people navigate their way to success?


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