Respiratory Illness Has Spread to More Than Half of U.S. States: CDC

More than half of U.S. states have confirmed cases of a respiratory illness that has sickened children with symptoms ranging from mild colds to more severe breathing difficulties, according to health officials. | Full Article

Narcotics, Sedatives Biggest Threats When Kids Get Into Medicine Chest

When kids under age 6 are hospitalized for accidentally taking prescription medications, in many cases they have ingested narcotic painkillers and benzodiazepine sedatives. | Full Article

Sodium Conundrum: 9 in 10 U.S. Children Eat Too Much Salt

American kids are eating far too much salt, mostly from processed foods sold in stores, putting them at risk for high blood pressure and heart disease later in life. | Full Article

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