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CDC Warns Parents To Be On Lookout For Acute Flaccid Myelitis In ChildrenWBZ TV's Kate Merrill reports.
HealthWatch: A New Look At Asthma In Babies And Later School Start TimesWBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
Health Watch: Mouth Guard Could Protect Against Concussions; Praise May Help Kids BehaveWBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
Health Watch: Pediatrician Visits Down; MIT Developes Gut Treatment DeviceWBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
Family Focus: Baby BabbleFor babies, developing the ability to speak in clear sentences takes years, but that doesn’t mean they can’t communicate effectively before then. Dr. Mallika Marshall and Liam Martin discuss a new study that finds babies may have more control over their language than parents think.
Family Focus: Use Of Alternative Medicines Increases Among TeensAccording to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics, the use of alternative medicines has doubled since 2003. Most of the increase was due to a jump in the number of teens taking omega-3 fatty acids and melatonin. Dr. Mallika Marshall and David Wade discuss the study and why it worries some experts.
Hollywood To Boston Children's Hospital: Simulations Engineer Helps Surgeons PracticeWBZ -TV's Mallika Marshall reports.
Pregnant Women, New Mothers Should Be Screened For Depression More Often, Report FindsDr. Mallika Marshall reports.
Blocks, Boxes Better Than High-Tech Toys For Young Kids, Report SaysWBZ TV's Chris McKinnon reports.
Boston Hospital Brings Holiday Cheer To Families In NICUAt Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, it was a day to make memories and for the parents of their youngest patients, a much appreciated break. WBZ-TV's Lisa Hughes reports.
Health Watch: EpiPens Not Being Used Enough, Visual Benefits Of Playing OutdoorsNew studies show that parents of kids with severe allegries do not use EpiPens when they should, also kids who spend more time outside are less likely to be nearsighted. Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
Health Watch: Sandbox Bacteria WarningIt may not be all fun in the sun and sand this summer after a new study shows that the neighborhood sandbox may be a breeding ground for germs. WBZ-TV's Mallika Marshall reports.
HealthWatch: Technologically Advanced Baby Monitors May Do More Harm Than GoodWBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall says baby monitors that tell parents the child's heart rate don't allay fears, they stoke them.
WRITERS Program Helps Hospitalized Children Stay BusyKids who have to spend long days at the hospital can get bored easily, but the WRITERS program at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center is making all the difference for one local boy. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
B12 Deficiency During Pregnancy May Increase Child's Risk For Type 2 DiabetesResearch now says B12 deficiency during pregnancy could have serious consequences. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
Warning On Crib Bumpers Doesn't Go Far Enough, Some SayThe American Academy of Pediatrics says a new warning against crib bumpers isn't enough. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
Doctors Strengthen Advice Against Codeine For Kids' Coughs, PainWBZ-TV's Kate Merrill reports.
Dehydration May Be Cause of Increase In Kids With Kidney StonesDoctors are seeing an increase in kids with kidney stones, attributing under-hydration as a possible contributing factor. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
Homemade Baby Food May Not Be Any Healthier Than Store-BoughtA new study has discovered that home-cooked baby food has more salt, fat, calories, and less vegetable variety per meal. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
Thumbs Up To Thumb Sucking?Many parents discourage their kids from sucking their thumbs, afraid that it might spread germs or turn into a nasty habit--but that habit may actually help improve a child's health. Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
New Guidelines Advise Plenty Of Sleep For ChildrenThe American Academy of Pediatrics is endorsing a new set of sleep suggestions to make sure children stay healthy. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
I-Team: Dental Debate About Controversial Restraint Used On KidsSome parents claim their kids were tortured and traumatized during a trip to the dentist, and they blame a controversial restraint device. WBZ-TV's Ryan Kath reports.
Eden's Journey: Family Raises Awareness About Rare DisorderEden hit all of her early milestones and then at 14 months, everything changed. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.
Doctors Take Zero Tolerance Approach To Pregnant Women And AlcoholThe American Academy of Pediatrics says even a drop of alcohol is too much. WBZ-TV's Dr. Mallika Marshall reports.

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