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Food Allergy Bullying: A Growing Problem
Food allergies are everywhere—and that’s led to a side effect more surprising than rashes or throat swelling: food bullying.

Keep Teens from Lighting Up
Smoking isn’t as “cool” among teens as it used to be. Over the past 4 decades, the smoking rate among high school seniors has fallen 23%.

Most U.S. Babies Are Starting Solid Food Too Early
The AAP recommends introducing solid foods to babies at about 6 months of age. But most babies in the U.S. are getting solids earlier than that.

How to Talk with Your Kids About Their Weight
As a parent, you’re always thinking about your kids’ health and well-being. But what if you’ve noticed your child is overweight? Here are three ways to help your son or daughter—without making your child feel self-conscious.

Study Confirms Seizures from Vaccines Are Rare
New research shows that the risk for fever-related seizures after certain vaccines is quite small.

Teen Girls Outdo Boys in Drinking, Study Says
Teen girls are beating teen boys in one sobering way: They now start drinking alcohol sooner than boys do.

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies
Vegetables and fruits can be a tough sell for youngsters. But two simple changes in your family’s eating habits can help make sure that your children get enough of these healthy foods every day.