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America’s parents vote for change for baby names

In 2008, American parents voted for change in naming their children. After a 12-year reign as the most popular baby name, Emily has slipped to third on the list. Emma is now the nation’s most popular name for girls.

The most popular boy’s name, Jacob, remained the same for the 10th year in a row.

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NEW HYDE PARK, NY -- Although most mothers may recognize “old wives’ tales” as being false, there are too many misconceptions about children’s health and development that continue to fool parents and even some pediatricians.

“Parents continue to subscribe to many different myths about children’s health and development, and some myths can seriously compromise the health or development of a young child,” says Dr. Andrew Adesman, chief of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics at Schneider Children’s Hospital in New Hyde Park, NY, and author of a new book on parenting myths entitled “babyfacts.” 

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Every year, more than 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs. More than half of all victims are younger than age 14.

During National Dog Bite Prevention Week May 18 to 24, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Veterinary Medical Association and the US Postal Service are teaming up to educate Americans about dog safety.  Following are tips to help parents protect their children from an encounter with canine teeth:

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Toledo water

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