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Holiday children's books gift picks from the Free Library

The book selection team offers its picks for gift giving this season.

Facebook unveils parent-controlled messenger app just for kids

Facebook on Monday announced it would be rolling out a preview of Messenger Kids in the United...

Don’t force your kids to hug people, say Girl Scouts

“GIVE so-and-so a hug goodbye …”

10 sets of twins take massive holiday photo on Santa Claus' lap: 'We only had

Santa Claus had no idea what he was in for when 10 sets of twins showed up to take a picture wi...

With Congress at impasse, parents learn their children may lose health insurance

Pennsylvania families could get notified in a few weeks that their children will lose their health insurance by the end of January.

Healthy family recipe: Thanksgiving 'sides' salad

This salad has elements of many ingredients associated with Thanksgiving side dishes including green beans, sweet potatoes, and cranberries.

Cobb native named the best student engineer in all of Georgia

Chloe Enix, a Cobb native, was named Georgia's best engineering student by the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers. She goes to Kennesaw State.

Police: Missing Roswell teen located safely after 3 weeks

Salma Bounajra, 15, was located by police on Nov. 30, three weeks after she went missing while walking to school from her home in Roswell.

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Wife calls police after discovering husband’s stash of child porn

A California man revealed to his wife in September, while they were considering adopting a chil...

Forensic artist has drawn an image of what Harry and Meghan’s kids will look

YOU probably haven’t heard, but Prince Harry and his American girlfriend Meghan Markle are engaged to be married.

There's a shortage of nutrients needed to feed premature babies

Power outages caused by Hurricane Maria are hitting production of saline solution, but they’re also causing bottlenecks in the supply of amino acids

White bread is back? New school lunch rule gets an F

The U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) released a new school lunch rule that would let cafeterias skip the whole grains and serve salty food and sweet milk.

Too many American kids are born too early, charity says

Nearly 10 percent of U.S. babies are born prematurely, the March of Dimes says. The U.S. preterm birth rate is one of the highest in the world.

What can kids learn from 'Wonder'?

'Wonder' tells the inspiring story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream school for the first time. It's an opportunity

How one health professional addresses the stigma around childhood obesity

A recent AAP policy statement about stigma experienced by kids and teens with obesity says that as early as preschool, young children attribute negative characteristics and

What do I need to know about preschool expulsions?

Last month, we reported communities nationwide including Philadelphia are experiencing high rates of 1- to 3-year-olds being suspended or expelled from preschools and day care

ADHD diagnosis may be affected by a child's birthday, study finds

A large study is the latest to find that the youngest children in a class are more likely to get the diagnosis.

Vetri Cooking Lab gets kids in the kitchen

In its after-school program, Vetri Cooking Lab teaches students how to cook tasty and nutritious recipes with simple ingredients they can find in their own neighborhoods. Also, the

Tips for navigating travel when breastfeeding

Adequate preparation and a good understanding of one's rights are the keys to a hassle-free trip.

Should kids play contact sports?

Parents need to seriously reconsider having their children play high contact sports given the recent findings on brain injuries found in adult athletes.

Study: Breastfeeding for just two months can slash Sudden Infant Death risk

New study says mothers should breastfeed their babies for at least two months to get many benefit, including reduced risk of SIDS, but longer is even better.

Why lead found in fidget spinners is no idle threat

At least two of about 12 models - products called Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass and Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal - were found to contain levels of lead that are unsafe for

What can DNA tell us about the damaging effects of air pollution?

A recent study looked at the effect of air pollution on telomers, DNA sequences DNA sequences that occur at the end of chromosomes, which have been associated with mortality and

Tips for a healthier holiday eating season

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the holiday season can be filled with desserts and calorie laden dishes. Here are some tips to make it healthier.

5 questions: Psychologist weighs in on specialization in youth sports and a

Parents are well-intentioned. And they are trying to help their son or daughter navigate competition in the year 2017.

10 companies that will let you bring your pet to work 

There are  several workplaces and companies that let you bring your dog to work, and here are 10 of the best.

9 ideas for your Elf on the Shelf for 2017

It’s that time of year when the Elf on the Shelf and the Mensch on a Bench, the...

Inside Roxy’s daughter’s lavish party

IF THERE’S one woman who knows how to throw a party, it’s PR Queen Roxy Jacenko.

Georgia boy whose initial kidney transplant was delayed over dad's arrest

A potentially life-saving kidney transplant gives a Georgia family a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. A.J. Burgess, who will be 3, was born without kidneys.

Did 11-month-old baby die from marijuana overdose? Doctors debate claim

Two poison control doctors from Colorado claim that a patient they treated, an 11-month-old baby boy, died from an overdose of marijuana.

Millions of kids at risk of losing health insurance if Congress doesn't act

The deadline for renewing CHIP, the federal health insurance program for low-income children, passed while legislators were busy squabbling over Obamacare.

12-year-old sues Attorney General Jeff Sessions over medical marijuana

Alexis Bortell, a 12-year-old girl from Colorado with epilepsy, is suing U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an attempt to legalize medical marijuana.

Cut the cord but keep the blood: Parents urged to donate lifesaving blood

A leading group of pediatricians wants parents to donate potentially lifesaving cord blood to public cord blood banks.

Georgia boy denied kidney transplant rushed to the emergency room

A toddler has been taken to the ER as he awaits transplant surgery from his father, who is currently barred from donating his kidney for violating probation.

2-year-old boy's life-saving kidney transplant delayed after donor dad arrested

The child's fate remains in limbo, the family says, because of apparent red tape between the hospital and police.

You catch this virus from having sex. So why aren’t people talking about that?

You catch HPV from having sex. So why aren’t people talking about that?

America's obesity epidemic reaches record high, new report says

Almost 40 percent of American adults and nearly 20 percent of adolescents are obese, the highest rate ever recorded, according to a new report.

The vaccine skeptic message can get ugly online

Anti-vaccine activists are attacking pediatricians head-to-head on Twitter, Facebook and other social media and they’re not hesitating to make it personal.

A Single Mutation May Have Turned Zika Into a Killer

A single mutation may have turned Zika virus from boring and harmless into a brain destroying infection that causes microcephaly.