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The upshot from a study of more than 75,000 low-risk births is that "childbirth in the United States is very safe regardless of where you decide to do it," says Dr. Michael Greene, who directs obstetrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Photofusion/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Giving Birth Outside A Hospital Is A Little Riskier For The Baby

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Asthma is a big cause of school absences and can cause parents to miss work, too. AJPhoto/Science Source hide caption

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Childhood Asthma Rates Level Off, But Racial Disparities Remain

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Electronic Toys May Hinder Baby Language Development

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FDA Approval Could Turn A Free Drug For A Rare Disease Pricey

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A team of pediatricians noticed that many of their young black and Hispanic patients were deficient in vitamin D. A hefty weekly dose of of the vitamin for two months was needed to get most of the teens' blood levels to the concentration that endocrinologists advise. Noel Hendrickson/Ocean/Corbis hide caption

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High Lead Levels Force State Of Emergency In Flint, Mich.

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A Flint resident cries out during the filing of a class action lawsuit against city and state government officials on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. JAKE MAY/MLIVE.COM /Landov hide caption

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Cessation of breathing is a rare, but serious risk for some children who take cough syrup or painkillers that contain codeine, research shows. Advisers to the FDA say no one under 18 should take the drug. iStockphoto hide caption

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Limits Urged On The Use Of Codeine To Stop Kids' Coughs And Pain

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