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  • In this For Your Family, we want to bring some attention April as Autism Awareness Month.
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  • In this "For Your Family," we want to take you out to Naperville where a popular family destination is celebrating a major milestone.
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  • Getting your teen a cell phone this holiday? SafetyWeb is offering 10 great tips for cell phone safety for kids.
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  • ABC7 is checking out some stories you need to know 'For Your Family.'
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  • In this 'For Your Family' segment, stunning revelations about how many fake pharmacies you can find online.
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  • In this "For Your Family," surviving your child's teenage years!
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  • More than 200 swine flu cases have been reported so far this year, compared with a dozen cases at this point last year.
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  • It's the middle of August, which means most kids are getting ready to head back to school.
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  • Did you know calls to the Illinois Poison Center increase by 20 percent during the hot summer months?
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  • Jared Hoffa, the App Man from Windy City LIVE, shares some smartphone apps to help parents keep an eye on their kids!
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  • Great summer reading suggestions for kids-- and they're available online for free from the Chicago Public Library.
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  • In this "For Your Family," creative and fun ideas for all parents out there who want to stop and prevent the so-called "summer brain drain".
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  • There's help for thousands of women affected by a dangerous condition during pregnancy, a life-threatening disorder for both mom and baby called preeclampsia.
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  • The job market is starting to improve around the country. The accelerating recovery should prove beneficial to teenagers seeking employment this summer, as they are likely to face less competition from older, more experienced job hunters.
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  • In this "For Your Family," ABC7 covers a very serious and important topic: the warning signs of one of the most under-reported crimes in the country, sexual abuse. The victims are children who suffer in silence.
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  • Baseball season officially starts this week for a lot of Chicago-area Little League and softball league teams, but for parents of young athletes, there are some new concerns. Doctors say they are seeing more "overuse syndrome" in children.
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  • In this For Your Family, we're looking at the dramatic rise of the number of casual gamers who are moms.
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  • A word of caution for parents of young athletes, especially hockey players: The rate of concussions in children is rising.
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  • The ABC7 Morning Team is sharing some of their favorite gift ideas -- in case you still haven't finished your list yet!
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  • With the cold temperatures, dry air, coughs and colds, your throat is always under attack.
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  • Judy, Hosea, Tracy and Roz on ABC7 News This Morning are sharing their favorite recipes.
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  • In this For Your Family, we're talking about children and sleep. Is your child getting a good night's sleep?
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  • If you know a child who loves to create and invent, tell them to check out the fifth annual Young Inventor Challenge.
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  • It has stricken professional athletes, college players and teenagers in high school. Oftentimes, the families had no idea their child suffered from a heart condition.
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  • Author of ''Raising Confident Readers: How to Teach Your Child to Read and Write -- from Baby to Age 7,'' Richard Gentry, PhD, visited the ABC7 studio.
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  • ''The Real Girls' Guide to Everything'' is a Chicago author's take on how to help young girls navigate the challenges of growing up.
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  • Traveling with kids isn't always easy but there are some things that can help mom and dad on the road this summer.
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  • Sports and energy drinks are often heavily marketed toward children and adolescents, but are they appropriate for them?
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  • You may not think it's time to worry about that yet, but actually now is what experts call ''high-feeding time.''
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  • A 33-year-old Chicago woman created her very first baby-product and now runs a fast-growing company while simultaneously caring for her two young children.
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  • A new book on fitness activities for children with autism helps improve health and socialization skills.
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  • There's a new initiative to eliminate trans-fats from school lunches in Illinois.
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  • Check out what you need to know about the latest virus and bacteria attacking your stomach, throat and nose.
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  • A new book is shattering stereotypes about today's 20-somethings.
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  • Check out ways to give moms a sprinkling of self-improvement in a few key areas or rooms of their lives.
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  • Roz Varon, Hosea Sanders, Judy Hsu and Tracy Butler share their picks for holiday gift ideas this season.
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  • The It's A Baby & Family Expo, the nation's largest infant and parenting expo, will return to Chicago November 6-7.
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  • It is called a silent epidemic estimated to affect one in four women. It is not a disease. Yet, the consequences can be deadly. It's domestic violence.
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  • A new book for your family is now available from New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Tad Hills.
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  • Author Rallie McAllister offers tips from her new pregnancy book, a collection of advice from doctors who are also moms.
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  • High school athletes planning or thinking, "Perhaps I can play in college," may need a back-to-school game plan.
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  • The awards were established to honor those companies that recognize employees as their greatest asset.
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  • Three bad-to-the-bone rocker moms and kiddie jam bands will headline the family-friendly entertainment.
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  • There are new warnings about the dangers of tanning, especially for young adults.
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  • It is that time again when kids are out near water enjoying the summer. And it is so important again to stress water safety.
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  • The Tech Tailor gives us ideas on graduation and Father's Day gifts.
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  • With the upcoming graduation season, parents of minors having parties need to be aware of possible liabilities.
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  • These are products that make life just a little easier.
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  • Still have the running nose and watery eyes? Lots of people do. For weeks going into it, experts predicted it was going to be one of the worst allergy seasons. So how bad is it? How much longer will the suffering last?
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  • Healthy choices at the drive-thru? Yes, even with a busy schedule, it is possible to eat healthy at fast-food restaurants.
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