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Parents can minimize the negative impact of their arguments on their children using a few simple techniques to calm down. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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How To Turn Down The Heat On Fiery Family Arguments

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An older man performs exercises in Mumbai, India. Research suggests that moderate physical exercise may be the best way to keep our brains healthy as we age. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP hide caption

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How Exercise And Other Activities Beat Back Dementia

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A JAMA Psychiatry study found that 1 in 7 mothers are affected by postpartum depression. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Postpartum Depression Affects 1 In 7 Mothers

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Good advice, but strict rules at mealtime may backfire. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Selling Kids On Veggies When Rules Like 'Clean Your Plate' Fail

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Yvonne Condes helps her son Alec get ready for baseball practice. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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In Many Families, Exercise Is By Appointment Only

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Brad McDonald and his 14-year-old daughter, Madalyn, are working to understand each other during her teenage years. Courtesy of Brad McDonald hide caption

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How Parents Can Learn To Tame A Testy Teenager

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Some parents have worried that kids get too many vaccinations too quickly. A review of all the available research suggests those concerns are misplaced. Dmitry Naumov/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Schedule Of Childhood Vaccines Declared Safe

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According to a study published in Pediatrics, boys are entering puberty six months to two years earlier than they did in past studies. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Like Girls, Boys Are Entering Puberty Earlier

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Lyme disease is spread by deer ticks like this one. A study finds that some people can be reinfected many times with the bacteria that cause the disease. Lauree Feldman/Getty Creative Images hide caption

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Recurring Lyme Disease Rash Caused By Reinfection, Not Relapse

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More elderly drivers will hit the road in the next decade, but family members wonder: When is it time for elderly loved ones to move to the passenger seat? Martin Novak/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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When Should Seniors Hang Up The Car Keys?

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Eating low-glycemic foods, or foods that take longer to digest, may help you feel fuller for a longer period of time. Robyn Mackenzie/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Low And Slow May Be The Way To Go When It Comes To Dieting

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A promising crop of new migraine treatments could alleviate the suffering of millions of Americans. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Many Migraines Can Be Prevented With Treatments, But Few People Use Them

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Is The Coconut Water Craze All It's Cracked Up To Be?

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Contact with animals and dirty environments may be one reason farm kids are less likely to get allergies, researchers say. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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To Sniff Out Childhood Allergies, Researchers Head To The Farm

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Some fear that with rising medical costs and an aging population, the country's nursing staff will be stretched too thin. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Need A Nurse? You May Have To Wait

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