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Amanda Peet Says Parents Who Don’t Vaccinate are "Parasites"

Actress and new mom Amanda Peet graces the cover of Cookie magazine’s August issue and speaks out about the importance of child vaccinations. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the controversial interview: On unvaccinated children Frankly, I feel that parents who do not vaccinate their children are parasites, she says. I have a lazy, fluffy, actor-y side thats instinctive. And I have a side thats practical and into statistical evidence.

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Cures for Toddler Diarrhea

The appearance of toddler stools change in consistency due to diet and overall health. Loose stools don’t always constitute toddler diarrhea, which is also known as chronic nonspecific diarrhea. Childhood diarrhea is watery and usually causes your toddler to have bowel movements more frequently than normal. Diarrhea is often treated at home, but some cases of toddler diarrhea warrant a trip to the doctor.

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Toddlers With Chronic Diarrhea

It’s always frustrating when your child is suffering from diarrhea, but especially so when the diarrhea just won’t seem to go away. Chronic diarrhea isn’t caused by the same things that cause acute, or short-term, diarrhea, and the symptoms of the two differ. If you suspect your child is suffering from a condition that may be causing chronic diarrhea, make an appointment to speak to her pediatrician as soon as possible.

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Treating Head Lice: Tips for Parents

As a mom, its a terrifying moment when your child comes home from school one day scratching their head. Classrooms are breeding grounds for the white, itchy, bugs that give us all the heebie-jeebies: Lice! Despite all of a parent’s best efforts, the icky truth is that it can happen to your kids. In fact, 85% of U.S. school districts report an outbreak of lice every year. So to help you deal, here are a few tips and tricks, as well as some common lice myths debunked. Read on!

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Hair Lice in Children

The next time your child brings home a letter from school detailing the latest lice infestation, don’t panic. Common parasites, head lice infest the scalps of millions of children every year. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, children between the ages of 3 and 11 years account for six to 12 million cases of head lice infestations annually. These small insects can spread throughout schools and households.