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  • What to do if your child swallows a penny or other object

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    What to do if your child swallows a penny or other object

    Children – particularly babies, toddlers and preschoolers – are curious by nature. They want to touch, smell and – yes, taste – everything they can get their hands on. That curiosity can lead to dangerous situations when they accidentally swallow something not meant to be eaten.

  • Who can get the COVID-19 booster shot?

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    Who can get the COVID-19 booster shot?

    COVID-19 vaccines are a safe and effective way to prevent serious illness from COVID‑19. Because protection from your original COVID‑19 vaccine can decrease over time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends booster shots for eligible individuals.

  • Talking with your child about suicide

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    Talking with your child about suicide

    According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide rates are on the rise in the U.S., including among children and teens. As of 2020, suicide was the third leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults between the age of 15 and 19. Most suicide attempts in children and adolescents occur when children have depression or other mood disorders.

  • High cholesterol in kids: What causes high cholesterol in a child?

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    High cholesterol in kids: What causes high cholesterol in a child?

    Though you might think of cholesterol as an adult-only health concern, it is an essential part of your child's health. Understanding childhood cholesterol and making simple lifestyle and dietary choices can help prevent serious health risks in your child's future.

  • When to keep kids home from school

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    When to keep kids home from school

    Between colds, coughs and stomach bugs, kids get sick frequently. When symptoms like a runny nose or stomach pain hit, it may be hard to decide when you should keep your child home from daycare or school.

  • How to support the parents of a child with cancer

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    How to support the parents of a child with cancer

    When a child in your community is diagnosed with cancer, it's natural to want to help, but you might not always know how to lend a hand. "It's so hard because every parent copes differently," says Mary Van Meter, certified child life specialist at Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Health. "Many parents say it is hard to hear 'I'm so sorry.' Rather, it’s important to focus on the positive statements of, 'We are in this with you. Whatever you need, we're here.'"

  • Common football injuries and how to prevent them

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    Common football injuries and how to prevent them

    Football season is a favorite time of year for many – especially across Texas. As excitement builds for Friday night lights, it's important that players, parents and coaches work together to avoid common football injuries and stay healthy throughout the season.

  • 5 habits that can lead to unhealthy weight in kids

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    5 habits that can lead to unhealthy weight in kids

    With 1 in 5 children affected by obesity, childhood obesity is considered an epidemic in the U.S. In fact, the number of children and teens affected by obesity has more than tripled over the past 50 years.

  • 6 tips for healthy school lunches

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    6 tips for healthy school lunches

    When asked what a healthy lunch looks like, dietitians at Children's Health remind parents that the best lunch is one that your child will eat. But how do you encourage your child to eat the foods that will power them through the second half of the day, rather than slow them down? Packing tasty, healthy options will help.

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