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  • 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?

  • What to know about COVID-19 variants

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    What to know about COVID-19 variants

    Reports about new strains of the virus that causes COVID‑19 may have you worried or asking questions. What do these variants mean for the pandemic? Are they more dangerous? How can I keep my family healthy?

  • Stomach pain in kids: When to worry

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    Stomach pain in kids: When to worry

    As many parents know, children and stomach aches seem to go hand in hand. Stomach pain in kids can be caused by a variety of common reasons such as eating too much, needing to go to the bathroom, or anxiety or worry about an upcoming event. However, if your child complains of stomach pain frequently, it can be difficult to know the best ways to help and when to call the doctor.

  • Organ donation facts

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    Organ donation facts

    Approximately 113,000 people are waiting to receive an organ transplant, and a new person is added to the list every 10 minutes. For these people, receiving a new organ can be a life-changing event. Unfortunately, there are fewer donor organs available than there are people waiting.

  • Popular diets for athletes: What's best for performance?

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    Popular diets for athletes: What's best for performance?

    As athletes look for ways to build endurance and strength, they may be wondering if a certain diet would help boost their sports performance. But with so many trendy diets out there today, it can be hard to sift through the information and find the right regimen for their needs.

  • Early signs and symptoms of autism

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    Early signs and symptoms of autism

    The signs of autism can show up early - even during infancy. While some children may have symptoms of autism at 6 months old, others will be symptom free until they are almost 2 years old. Most children with autism begin showing symptoms before the age of three.

  • COVID-19 vaccine FAQs

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    COVID-19 vaccine FAQs

    As COVID-19 vaccines become available, many people are hopeful that we’re one step closer to ending the pandemic. But there are also many questions about the vaccines, such as how do they work, are they safe and when will they be available for everyone?

  • Is the Mediterranean diet healthy for kids?

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    Is the Mediterranean diet healthy for kids?

    If you pay attention to health trends, you've likely heard some buzz about the Mediterranean diet. In 2020, the Mediterranean diet was named the best overall diet by U.S. News & World Report for the second year in a row. For parents looking for effective ways to encourage their family to make healthy choices, the Mediterranean diet can serve as an excellent framework to set up lifelong habits.

  • Tips to reduce spring allergy symptoms

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    Tips to reduce spring allergy symptoms

    Hay fever is far and away the most common allergy in the United States. Depending on the type of pollen your child is allergic to, he or she may only have symptoms at certain times of year. For instance, a child with a birch pollen allergy will have increased symptoms in the spring when birch trees are in bloom. Kids with grass allergies will be hit hardest during the summer, while those with ragweed allergies will suffer most in the fall.

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