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    • Beware of Supplements for Kids

      Firms are advertising herbs and supplements as remedies for everything from colds and asthma to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, but dietary supplements and herbal mixtures aimed at children may be a waste of money -- and a threat to their health.

    • Curb Antibiotic Abuse in Children

      Antibiotics are not necessary for the majority of infections seen in the pediatrician's office.

    • Treat Children's OTC Drugs With Care

      Over-the-counter drugs can help ease a child's aches and pains, but you should know a few things before you pop open a bottle.

    • What to Look for on OTC Drug Labels

      Always read the label. All OTC medicine labels have detailed usage and warning information to help you choose and use the products.