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Autism Speaks offers grants for lifesaving swim lessons
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Autism Speaks offers grants for lifesaving swim lessons

By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press  – Thursday, April 23, 2015

NEW YORK — “Ian, Ian, Ian,” squeals 8-year-old Anna as she spots her friend across a pool in the South Bronx. She splashes with excitement until he gingerly joins her in the


Kids’ triathlons take off as sport grows in U.S.
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Kids’ triathlons take off as sport grows in U.S.

By MELISSA KOSSLER DUTTON Associated Press  – Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Roberts kids sometimes try putting on clothes, shoes and bike helmets while they are soaking wet from swimming in the family pool.


Study review: Pill-taking can be less yucky for kids
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Pill-taking can be less yucky for kids, study review finds

By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer  – Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CHICAGO — Many sick kids can’t or won’t swallow pills, and that can make them sicker. But there may be some pretty simple ways to help the medicine go down, a new study says.


Teen smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed
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Teen smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed, study finds

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer  – Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEW YORK — Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.


Product recalls
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Product recalls

Associated Press  – Monday, April 20, 2015

Recall details are at www.cpsc.gov and, for vehicles, at www.nhtsa.gov.


Product recalls
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Product recalls

Associated Press  – Monday, April 13, 2015

Find recall details in most cases at www.cpsc.gov and, for vehicles, at www.nhtsa.gov.


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Spring cleaning: The art of decluttering

By Irene Maher Tampa Bay Times Staff Writer  – Wednesday, April 8, 2015

By Irene Maher, Tampa Bay Times Staff Writer


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Spring-cleaning tips

By Irene Maher Tampa Bay Times Staff Writer  – Wednesday, April 8, 2015

By Irene Maher, Tampa Bay Times Staff Writer


Product recalls
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Product recalls

Associated Press  – Monday, April 6, 2015

Find recalls at www.cpsc.gov and www.nhtsa.gov (vehicles).


Frugally fancy
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Frugally fancy: How to host a perfect tea party for little ones

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

You could always spring for a lovely Blue Canton tea service from Historic Charleston Foundation, but you’d probably prefer to protect your fine china from the inevitable oopsies and whoopses ...


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Tea Time: Unwind with your little ones, a cup and a crumpet

By Lauren Johnson  – Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Feeling a bit four o'clock-ish? Mid-afternoon often leaves parents and their sprouts feeling peckish, drained, and a little harebrained la the Mad Hatter. For centuries, tea enthusiasts have perked ...


The real world of tea
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The real world of tea at Charleston Tea Plantation

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Want to learn more about what’s infusing your drink? Stimulate your minds with a visit to Charleston Tea Plantation, home of American Classic Tea. While at the 127-acre working farm, get a ...


Shelters let kids cozy up to pets at summer camps
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Shelters let kids cozy up to pets at summer camps

By SUE MANNING Associated Press  – Tuesday, March 31, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Children who love to dance, act or play sports have summer camps specialized just for them. But many parents don’t realize that kids who are passionate about pets can have


Untreated dental decay reported falling among children
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Untreated dental decay is falling among children

By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS New York Times News Service  – Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cavities in preschoolers appear to be declining and fewer young children have untreated dental decay, federal health authorities reported recently.


Tips to improve your slumber
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Sleep aids: Tips on improving your slumber

Monday, March 30, 2015

By Courtney Davis O’Leary


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