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Vaping and E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are electronic nicotine delivery systems. These copycat cigarettes are popular with teens. Called vaping, an e-smoker doesn't inhale burning tobacco, but there are other potentially dangerous substances in these unregulated products.

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Get the Dish on Growth Plates

Growth plates are found on the long bones of children and teens. This is where tissue is growing near the end of the bone. Test your knowledge of growth plates.

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How to Make the Move from Crib to Bed

Sooner or later your child will simply be too big for his or her crib. Most children will move to a bed by age 2.

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Watch that Backpack Load

When your children act as if they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders, maybe you should check their backpacks. Overloaded packs can put stress on muscles and soft tissues.

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5 Home Safety Threats You Might Overlook

You're a careful parent who steers children away from things that could harm them. So, for safety's sake, look through your home often. Keep an eye out for not-so-obvious hazards, like window blinds and household chemicals.

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      Atopic dermatitis is a skin inflammation caused by sensitivity to something in the environment. It often runs in families and may occur along with hay fever, asthma, or nasal allergies. This video explores the possible triggers for the condition and who is at risk.