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Immunizations

Today, most children in the United States lead much healthier lives and parents live with much less anxiety and worry over infections during childhood. Immunizations are one of the success stories of modern medicine.

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At Home

When planning ways to keep your child safe, remember that she is constantly changing. Review your family's home and habits often to make sure your safeguards remain appropriate for your child's age.

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At Play

Warm, sunny days are wonderful. It's great to exercise outside. The sun feels good on your skin. But what feels good can also harm you and your family. Read about why the following safety tips are important for your family.

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On The Go

Your child's well-being and safety are extremely important to you. Particularly when she is under your care — at your home, in her own home, in the car, or elsewhere - make sure that you've taken every step possible to ensure that she's safe and secure.

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All Around

Even if you create the perfect environment for your child inside your home, she'll be spending a lot of time outside, where surroundings are somewhat less controllable. Obviously, your personal supervision will remain the most valuable protection.

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With Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Today's Question:

Why do newborns need hearing screening?

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