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Living with Children: Exciting TV shows can overstimulate a sick child

Q: My 6-year-old daughter watched too many episodes of a certain TV show when she was sick and now she doesn't want to go to sleep at night because she is having scary thoughts related to the show. She will come out of her room again and again complaining of these thoughts (mostly before she has gone to sleep ... rarely in the middle of the night) and want to be tucked back in. How would you recommend handling this?

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Dave Barry's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are here, and -- in the words of the heartwarming classic Andy Williams holiday tune we will hear so many times that by mid-December we will want to stuff figgy pudding into our ears -- "it's the most wonderful time of the year."

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Protesters carried away by police after protesting health care bill outside Sen. McConnell's office

Disability advocates staged a “die in” protest outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office on June 22. The protest is in response to the Senate Republicans health care plan, which includes proposed cuts to Medicaid. Police arrested demonstrators including a some in wheelchairs.
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Protesters carried away by police after protesting health care bill outside Sen. McConnell's office 0:47

Protesters carried away by police after protesting health care bill outside Sen. McConnell's office

IMG Academy's basketball staff celebrates Jonathan Isaac's selection in the NBA draft 0:26

IMG Academy's basketball staff celebrates Jonathan Isaac's selection in the NBA draft

Crews respond to a train car fire in Palmetto 0:35

Crews respond to a train car fire in Palmetto

How does a psychiatric hospital design its facility so clients can't harm themselves? 3:02

How does a psychiatric hospital design its facility so clients can't harm themselves?