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Why hand washing is preferable to hand sanitizing

Hand sanitizers often claim they “kill 99.9 percent of germs,” but they may not be the best option for fighting infection.

Baby in it's mother's arms.

The decision to breastfeed

When your baby is born, there are plenty of things to think about, and one of the first is how to feed them.

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Q&A: How often should I give my child a bath?

While parents should make sure the diaper region of a baby is clean, until a baby can get truly messy, a daily bath is unnecessary.

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Kids’ ear infections: types and treatments

Kids’ ear infections are usually treated with antibiotics. Occasionally though, children will need ear tubes if they have a lot of ear infections.

Little blond girl brushing teeth.

Instilling healthy dental hygiene habits in kids

By instilling healthy dental hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing early on, parents can help put children on the path to a healthy smile.