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  • Drowning prevention: 3 rules for pool safety

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    Drowning prevention: 3 rules for pool safety

    A swimming pool is a great place for kids to cool off during the hot summer months – but without proper health and safety rules, swimming can pose serious risks to children. Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 4 in the United States. Whether you have a backyard pool, a hot tub or take your child elsewhere to swim, keep these essential pool safety rules in mind to help prevent drowning and improve pool and water safety.

  • Understanding the causes of celiac disease

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    Understanding the causes of celiac disease

    Celiac disease is a serious condition that affects about 1 in 133 people, approximately 1% of the population. And more than 2 million people are undiagnosed – putting them at risk of future complications.

  • Hepatitis in children

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    Hepatitis in children

    Many parents hear the term hepatitis and either worry or don't understand what it means for their child. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver that can be caused by different diseases including a virus – hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are the most common viruses causing hepatitis.

  • Could your child’s cough be croup?

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    Could your child’s cough be croup?

    Whenever your child has a cough, you probably go through the list of possible causes in your head. Is it COVID-19? Is it strep? Is it a cold or allergies? How can you tell?

  • How to cope and stay motivated after a sports injury

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    How to cope and stay motivated after a sports injury

    A sports injury can be a major blow to athletes – physically and emotionally. "Sports is a major part of many athletes' identities," explains Scott Burkhart, Psy.D., neuropsychologist at Children's Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. "When athletes are suddenly injured, time away from practice and games can be very unnerving and upsetting."

  • Is melatonin safe for kids?

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    Is melatonin safe for kids?

    It can be frustrating (and tiring!) when your child has trouble falling asleep at night. Many parents are turning to melatonin supplements as a solution. But what is melatonin? And is it safe for children?

  • Warning signs of an asthma attack in children

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    Warning signs of an asthma attack in children

    Asthma attacks are scary – especially for children and their parents. Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1 in 12 children in the U.S. has asthma and 1 in 2 children with asthma have an asthma attack each year.

  • Rise of mental health issues in children

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    Rise of mental health issues in children

    The news about a youth mental health crisis in the wake of the pandemic has been alarming. In October 2021, health groups including the American Academy of Pediatrics declared a national emergency in children’s mental health. In December 2021, the U.S. Surgeon General issued an advisory on the urgent need to address the mental health crisis in children and teens in our country.

  • What is the difference between IBS and IBD?

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    What is the difference between IBS and IBD?

    While both irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may cause similar gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms such as abdominal pain and diarrhea, these two conditions are very different.

  • Is it allergies or COVID-19?

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    Is it allergies or COVID-19?

    More than 6 million children in the U.S. are affected by seasonal allergies or hay fever, and allergy symptoms can spike when pollen counts are high. But during the pandemic, how can parents tell if their child's sniffle or sore throat is simply pollen-related or if it could be a sign of COVID-19?

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