At a Minecraft camp in Shaker Heights, Ohio, kids trade secrets about making their virtual worlds come to life.
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July 20, 2015 Minecraft can be more social and creative than watching TV. But kids' drive to play for hours on end can strain recommended limits on screen time. What's a mother to do?
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For safety's sake, keep blankets, stuffed animals and pillows out of the crib.
December 1, 2014 Pediatricians have been telling parents for years that soft bedding, such as pillows and blankets, raises the risk of suffocation for babies. But many parents don't seem to be paying attention.
Joscelyn Benninghoff, 10, goes over the results of her cholesterol test with her mother Elizabeth Duruz (right) and Dr. Elaine Urbina at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in 2011.
February 24, 2014 The annual well-child visit should be about a lot more than getting shots, doctors say. New guidelines for checkups include screening tools for depression and substance abuse starting at age 11.
Eva Hu-Stiles virtually interacts with her grandmother. iPad assist by Elise Hu-Stiles.
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October 28, 2013 Researchers are still learning about the effects of touch-screens on kids. But scientists say that certain kinds of screen time, involving interaction with other people, can help youngsters learn.
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Giancario Gemignani-Hernandez, 2, of Pittsburgh has his ear examined by Dr. Alejandro Hoberman.
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February 25, 2013 The new guidelines for treating childhood ear infections are intended to reduce unnecessary antibiotics use. They say doctors should look at the eardrum to make sure a child really has an ear infection, instead of relying on symptoms. And if the child doesn't have severe symptoms, see if the ear gets better on its own.
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Parents now have more advice to consider when it comes to choosing organic foods. Here, Theo Shriver, 6, weighs organic produce at the Puget Consumers Co-op in Seattle.
October 22, 2012 It's important for kids to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, America's pediatricians say, but there are fewer pesticides and a potentially lower risk of exposure to drug-resistant bacteria in organic produce, if you can afford it.
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