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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.

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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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How to boost your teen’s sleep health

Five easy ways to help your teen get a good night’s sleep.

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The dangers of energy drinks

Many children, parents and pediatricians are unaware of the dangers of energy drinks, especially when it comes to young consumers.

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Five ways to prepare your child for their first sleepover

In her latest post, psychologist Eleanor Mackey, Ph.D., discusses how to decide when your child is ready for a sleepover.