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  Are Kids' Vaccines a Victim of Their Own Success?
The shots have cut disease rates so low that some parents underestimate the threat, doctors say

 

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccines prevent serious infections so effectively that many parents mistakenly believe the diseases are no longer a threat in the United States, a pediatrician warns.

"Many children have died from diseases that vaccines now prevent," said Dr. Lauren Snabb. "These include whooping cough, measles and polio. Germs that lead to these deadly c

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  Is Your Child Using Drugs?
Telltale signs to watch for

 

THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mood swings and sudden changes in behavior can be a normal part of growing up, often starting in the tween years. But they can also signal substance abuse.

They're among the signs that parents should look for if they're concerned that their child might be using drugs.

Other signs include sudden changes in his or her relationships with

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   •  April 29 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
  Safe disposal helps prevent unwanted meds from being abused, U.S. officials say
 
   •  Crossroads for Obamacare
  GOP efforts to replace the health law may affect consumer choice, premiums and protections
 
 FDA Approvals
 
   •  1st Drug for Tardive Dyskinesia Approved
  Condition characterized by involuntary movement of the jaw, lips and tongue
 
   •  FDA Approves Hep C Drugs for Kids 12 and Older
  Previously allowed only for adults
 
   •  FDA Approves 1st Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Risk Tests
  They screen for gene variants linked to 10 diseases and conditions
 
   •  Ocrevus Approved to Treat Severe Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  First drug sanctioned in U.S. for primary progressive MS
 
   •  Dupixent Approved to Treat Eczema
  When topical medication doesn't work
 
 FYI
 
   •  Health Tip: Coping With the 'Dawn Phenomenon'
  If you have diabetes, here's what to do
 
   •  Health Tip: Better Sleep, a Better Life
  Here's how you may benefit
 
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