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Back-to-School Health Checklist and Sports Physicals

MetroKids back-to-school health checklist includes immunizations, easy sports physicals, hearing and vision tests and safety checks for footwear and backpacks

Do Earbuds Cause Hearing Loss in Kids?

Earbuds cause hearing impairment in children and can cause hearing loss. Learn how to safely use earbuds for kids and how to determine if sounds are too loud for children.

10 dangers that overtired kids face

Today's children are notoriously sleep-deprived. The more you know about chronic overtiredness, the better able you'll be to spot it.

Teen tooth-whitening tips

What parents should know before you let your tween or teeen reach for the bleach.

When every moment counts

Emergency room doctors offer advice for how to handle the most drastic home medical emergencies.

SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST

Detection of children's heart defects and rapid response to emergencies can save lives. Lawmakers in PA, NJ and DE have taken action.

Girls' Soccer Head Injuries Rise

Treatment for concussions and repetitive head injuries in youth sports are on the rise. Girls soccer ranks just behind football and boys' ice hockey.

Help Your Child Love To Swim

Follow these tips for developing water confidence in even the most reluctant youngsters.

4 Family Stress Busters

You often can't hide emotional issues from your kids. So take stock, take time, have some fun and take care of yourself

How To Identify Speech Problems

Some kids don't speak all sounds correctly until age 8. Others seem to stutter, but it's normal. Here's how to spot potential problems.

Why Are Wisdom Teeth a Pain?

Despite their name, it's often smart to remove these back-of-the-mouth molars.

BIRTHMARK BASICS

One in 10 babies is born with or develops birthmarks. Here are the six most common kinds.

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