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  • Teens and Gastric Banding

    Gastric banding can be an effective weight loss technique for people who are severely obese. But, is it safe for teens? Learn more about this procedure and whether your teen is ready.

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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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    The most common mosquito-borne disease is dengue. It affects nearly 400 million people worldwide each year. Find out more about mosquito-borne diseases by taking this quiz.

    BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

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      Your wrist is a complex joint made up of many bones, allowing you to move your hand up and down, and side to side, as well as to rotate. A fracture can occur in any of these bones when enough force is applied—when you fall on an outstretched hand, for example. In this video, you'll find out other causes, as well as how a wrist fracture is treated.

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