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I am transgender and started my medical transition when my child was 11 months old.  I'm a better parent because of it.

I am transgender and started my medical transition when my child was 11 months old. I’m a better parent because of it.

I knew I wanted to make a medical transition, but I was putting it off, partly because I was breastfeeding. But after complications related to the insertion of my IUD, I stopped breastfeeding and started my transition. Here’s everything I’ve learned about parenthood — and myself — since then. Loading Something is loading. When I …

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Pediatric melatonin ingestions reported to the United States Poison Control Center between 2012 and 2021

Experts advise against giving melatonin to your restless child for fear of poisoning

Parents are being warned against giving melatonin to children following an increase in accidental poisonings. Experts said there was no evidence that the over-the-counter supplement helped them fall asleep, and they had no idea what many of the products actually contained. The number of children hospitalized after ingesting melatonin has increased sixfold as it becomes …

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What to do if a baby, child or adult is choking?  Here's what the experts recommend.

What to do if a baby, child or adult is choking? Here’s what the experts recommend.

The risk of choking is highest in the elderly and children under 5 years old. (Getty Pictures) Chances are you’ll see someone choking at some point in your life: choking is the fourth leading cause of unintentional injury death, according to the National Safety Council. You’ve been warned about the risk of choking since you …

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New Hampshire reports first pediatric case of monkeypox

New Hampshire reports first pediatric case of monkeypox

The first pediatric case of monkeypox in New Hampshire has been identified, state health officials announced Friday. Officials said the Manchester child became infected after exposure to a household contact with monkeypox. The child, who has not been identified, has a mild illness and is in isolation at home, officials said.>> Resources: More information on …

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New Hampshire reports first pediatric case of monkeypox

New Hampshire reports first pediatric case of monkeypox

The first pediatric case of monkeypox in New Hampshire has been identified, state health officials announced Friday. Officials said the Manchester child became infected after exposure to a household contact with monkeypox. The child, who has not been identified, has a mild illness and is in isolation at home, officials said.>> Resources: More information on …

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