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  • Anesthesia and Your Child

    Children, like adults, have very few problems with anesthesia for surgeries and medical procedures.

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  • Caffeine and Kids

    In children, caffeine can raise blood pressure and interfere with sleep. It can make children less aware of being tired…

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  • Autism

    Autism is a brain disorder that affects social, behavioral, and communication skills. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of…

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  • Healthy Habits for TV, Video Games, and the Internet

    Limiting kids’ screen time and building healthy habits for TV, video games, and the internet is essential for lifelong…

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  • First Aid Kit When Your Kid Starts Sports

    Sports injuries are common with all sports. Be prepared by packing a first aid kit when your child starts playing…

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  • Packing Healthy School Lunches

    A healthy school lunch is an important part of every child’s day. Learn tips on packing a healthy lunch your…

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  • Depression in Children and Teens

    It is common for children and teens to be depressed. Learn how to recognize and help your young one who…

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  • Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a rare disease that causes inflamed blood vessels in your skin. The main symptoms are a…

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  • Down Syndrome

    Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes physical problems and intellectual disabilities. Most people with it live healthy, productive…

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  • Nutrition Tips for Kids

    Diet and nutrition help our children live a healthy life and avoid chronic diseases. Use these tips to help your…

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  • Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula

    Esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula are disorders of the digestive system. They occur, usually together, in babies before they are…

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  • Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological disorders that affect body movement and muscle coordination. It usually appears in infancy…

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  • Enuresis (Bedwetting)

    Enuresis (bedwetting) is a common occurrence when children wet the bed during sleep. It is often just a stage in…

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  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

    Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is usually caused by an E. Coli infection. It destroys red blood cells. The damaged cells…

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  • Hearing Problems in Children

    There are many types of hearing problems in children. Many of these problems result in hearing loss. This loss may…

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  • Teenagers: How to Stay Healthy

    Developing healthy habits when you’re a teenager will help you as you grow into an adult. Learn tips for staying…

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  • Emotional Eating

    Emotional eating is eating in response to your emotions or out of boredom. Emotional eaters eat for comfort rather than…

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  • Tips for Healthy Children and Families

    By working together as a family to eat well and stay active, you can help your children build healthy habits…

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  • Fifth Disease

    Fifth disease is a mild viral infection common in children. It usually causes a bright red rash on the face…

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  • Amblyopia

    Amblyopia (lazy eye) develops in childhood when one eye doesn’t work properly with the brain. Left untreated, it can lead…

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