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Giving Medicine To Young Children? Getting The Dose Right Is Tricky

In a recent survey, 1 in 5 parents thought that using a household spoon was OK for measuring their child's medicine. It's not. Here's how to help little kids without overdosing them.

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One year after Carmen's death, April Schentrup stands beside a photograph of her daughter that was used during her funeral but now rests in the family's new home. April, who worked as an elementary school principal near Parkland, Fla., now advocates for gun reform. Alyse Young for NPR hide caption

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Parkland Family Reflects On A Year Of Anguish And Activism

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A section of border wall is constructed on the U.S. side of the border on Jan. 28 in Tijuana, Mexico. Congress and President Trump continue to spar over how much additional border security funding will be allotted. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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If Trump Declares An Emergency To Build The Wall, Congress Can Block Him

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Health officials say the number of confirmed cases of measles in western Washington has grown to at least 30, with nine more cases suspected. Clark County Public Health said on Jan. 25 that 29 of the cases were in southwest Washington with one confirmed case in King County, which is home to Seattle. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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In A Measles Outbreak, Demand For Vaccine Spikes

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In Mexican border towns, big discount drugstores, as well as small pharmacies like this one in Tijuana, market their less expensive medicines to American tourists. Guillermo Arias/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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American Travelers Seek Cheaper Prescription Drugs In Mexico And Beyond

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If you fear your child may have taken or received too much medicine, call the national poison control hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Giving Medicine To Young Children? Getting The Dose Right Is Tricky

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Trucking companies have had a tough time hiring drivers willing to hit the road for long hauls. Now the U.S. is speeding toward a critical shortage of truck drivers in the next few years and companies are upping pay, making the job easier, and opening it up to new kinds of drivers. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Facing A Critical Shortage Of Drivers, The Trucking Industry Is Changing

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