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Pediatricians update screen time guidelines for kids

Digital media exposure for children of all ages should be limited, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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AAP report: Infants, parents should share room early on

For at least the first six months of their lives, infants should be sleeping in the same room as their parents, but not the same bed, according to a new report from the American…

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Hurricane, thieves fail to nip nuptials

When a North Carolina couple got to the "for better or worse" part of their wedding vows this weekend, they'd already lived through it.

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No longer joined, twins making progress

Nicole and Christian McDonald were in the hospital room with their newly separated twin boys, Jadon and Anias, when they glanced over at Jadon. He moved his left arm, ever so…

McDonald conjoined twins post op

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Twin 'warriors' battle through first weekend after surgery

From his bed next to the window, Jadon squeezes his father's finger with all his might, even under heavy sedation. Anias rests in a bed near the door of the room, a testament to…

Fussy eaters - kid eating waffle

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Fussy-eating toddler? It's in their genes

Toddlers' fussy eating habits can leave their parents wanting to tear their hair out, mainly with worry that they are doing something wrong.


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Rare surgery to separate twins conjoined at head

Anias and Jadon McDonald are twins conjoined at the head. Their birth was rare; science says the boys are one in millions. Their parents couldn't agree more.

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How quickly can China come back from one-child policy?

In October 2015, China decided to overturn its decades-old one-child policy and allow couples across the country to have two children.

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Loss of parent tied to kids' smoking, drinking

We know that parents have a profound influence on their child's life, and increasingly, scientific research is connecting the dots between attention or neglect and behavior.

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Diaper-changing stations coming to more men's restrooms

Finally, men and women might be able to share diaper duty more easily.

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#Thisis2016 rallies Asian Americans against racist encounters

A confrontation on a Manhattan street has triggered the emergence of the hashtag #Thisis2016.

In a season of heightened racial tension, the hashtag is being used to document racist…

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One Tank Trip

One Tank Trip: Jack-O-Lantern Lane

One Tank Trip Jack-O-Lantern Lane

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There's pumpkin-picking, fall festivals and train rides, and now you can add one more activity to your autumn to-do list.

One Tank Trip: Tomato Pie Cafe

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On any given day, you'll want to order the tomato pie at the Tomato Pie Cafe.

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