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  • What your child's cough is telling you

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    What your child's cough is telling you

    There are many reasons children develop a cough, and it can be difficult for parents to determine what is causing the cough and when to see the pediatrician.

  • What to do when your child has a fever

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    What to do when your child has a fever

    When your child has a fever, it is a sign that their immune system is fighting off an infection. "The vast majority of infectious diseases that are associated with a high fever are caused by a virus, and are usually accompanied by coughing, congestion, vomiting or diarrhea," says LeAnn Kridelbaugh, M.D., President of Children's Health℠ Pediatric Group. "Fever can also coincide with an ear infection or strep throat as well as less common infections like pneumonia."

  • Flu, RSV and COVID-19: How to keep children healthy

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    Flu, RSV and COVID-19: How to keep children healthy

    This fall and winter season is a little different than recent years. Kids are back to school in person, working and playing together in larger groups and mask-wearing is less frequent. These are some of the reasons doctors are seeing an increase in viral infections.

  • The importance of hand washing for kids

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    The importance of hand washing for kids

    Cleaning your hands – either with soap and water or by using hand sanitizer – may seem like a small action, but it’s one that can have a significant impact on your health.

  • 5 tips for teaching your child gratitude

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    5 tips for teaching your child gratitude

    The feeling of gratitude can have huge benefits for your child's mental health. Gratitude is typically associated with optimism, a more positive sense of well being and even increased happiness.

  • How do you know if it's a concussion?

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    How do you know if it's a concussion?

    Accidents can happen in sports, but what are the proper steps to take if your child has been hit in the head? As a parent, it is important to know what to look for if you suspect that your child may be suffering from a sports concussion.

  • How to stay healthy while traveling

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    How to stay healthy while traveling

    Whether you're taking a day trip to a nearby town or traveling across the country, it's always important to keep your family's health top of mind when planning a vacation.

  • 5 tips for buying safe toys for children

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    5 tips for buying safe toys for children

    Toys can be hazardous, resulting in hundreds of thousands of injuries each year for children age 14 or younger. There are simple ways to ensure that the toys that kids are playing with are safe and age-appropriate. Whether you’re a parent yourself or looking to give a holiday gift to a child you know, following these steps will help decrease the number of toy-related injuries and provide peace of mind for those gifting toys to children.

  • How to encourage healthy eating habits during the holidays

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    How to encourage healthy eating habits during the holidays

    The festivities and treats of the holiday season can make it difficult for your child to maintain healthy eating habits that they might have established throughout the year. On average, people gain 1-3 pounds during the six weeks from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day.

  • When to take your child to an urgent care vs. the emergency room

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    When to take your child to an urgent care vs. the emergency room

    If your child is sick or hurt, it is important to seek the right level of care to meet their needs. Depending on their condition, you may need to take your child to an emergency room or urgent care facility. Other times, you may be able to treat them at home or even opt to see a provider through virtual visit. But as a parent, how do you know which is best? We're here to help you make the correct choice.

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