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When pregnant women drink alcohol, their babies drink with them.  >
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When kids move out, parents often struggle to find the right way to communicate. >
One of the best ways to get kids to eat more of what they should and less of what they shouldn't is to set rules. These simple boundaries make self-regulation easier. When a child knows that soda is a rare treat and not to be found in the cupboard or fridge, their whining for a sugary drink goes away. Not only is this a relief for parents, it lays the groundwork for healthy eating and other kinds of self control. >

My 18 month-old son didn't breathe at birth and has severe brain damage and long seizures. He gets all nutrition through a g-tube. Is it ethical to stop his g-tube feeds? More >

Our minds are built to learn. We just need to give them a little help — sleep and distractions are good — to help the process along.   More >

Dieters, don't be fooled by healthy-sounding descriptions. A salad with meat and cheese is likely to be highly caloric.  >

How many minutes do you walk
in a day?
A. Five to 10 minutes
B. 15 to 20 minutes
C. 25 to 35 minutes
D. at least 45 minutes a day

A physical therapist shows how poor body alignment is behind most injury and teaches you the safe way to do many daily tasks. More >

How often should you get your blood pressure checked?
A. Once a month.
B. Once a year.
C. It depends on your last blood pressure measurement.

Just in time for the holidays: A free, online calculator from Harvard will tell you just how healthy your ticker really is. >
In France mothers have a trick for getting infants to like vegetables. It works wonders. >
Attention snackers: hydrogenated oils aren't just bad for your heart. The trans fats clog your memory, too. >
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