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  • 3 hidden signs of celiac disease in children

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    3 hidden signs of celiac disease in children

    It's not commonplace for a child to need a gluten-free diet to stay healthy, but when it's your child, you want the facts and a plan. One in every 130 children is diagnosed with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder in which gluten (a protein in wheat, rye and barley) inflames the intestines.


  • A new peanut allergy treatment is on the horizon

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    A new peanut allergy treatment is on the horizon

    Peanuts are one of the most common food allergens, and one that can lead to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction that requires immediate treatment. From 1997 to 2008, the number of children with a peanut or tree nut allergy more than tripled – leaving many parents searching and hopeful for new ways to treat this potentially dangerous food allergy.


  • SIDS and keeping your baby safe

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    SIDS and keeping your baby safe

    If you're a new parent or a parent-to-be, you’re likely aware of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). SIDS is the unexplained death of an infant less than 1 year of age, and while the causes may be unknown, there are steps you can take to reduce your baby's risk.


  • First aid and CPR for sudden cardiac arrest in children

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    First aid and CPR for sudden cardiac arrest in children

    While rare, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can affect infants, children and teens and can be fatal if cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is not administered quickly – usually in a matter of minutes. Structural or functional problems with a child’s heart, irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias) or genetic syndromes can increase the risk of SCA. While some of these conditions are identified, monitored and treated from birth, certain rhythmic or structural problems don’t produce symptoms until SCA occurs. Frequently dangerous heart conditions are recognized when a family history of SCA is present.


  • Tips for managing your child's asthma during exercise

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    Tips for managing your child's asthma during exercise

    Whether playing sports or playing a game of tag outside, daily physical activity helps keep children healthy and happy. In children with asthma, however, exercise can make breathing more difficult and possibly trigger an asthma attack.


  • Scoliosis in children: Early signs and treatment

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    Scoliosis in children: Early signs and treatment

    If you grew up being reminded to stand up straight or pull back your shoulders, you’re not alone. But for three out of every 100 adolescents who are diagnosed with scoliosis, perfect posture [Link to Posture article] might be out of reach without medical intervention.


  • 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.


  • 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 safety precautions, swimming can pose serious risk to children. Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1 to 4 in the United States. Whether you have a backyard pool or hot tub, or take your child to a public or friend's pool for a party, keep these three essential rules in mind:



  • Common mental health myths

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    Common mental health myths

    Oftentimes, when children or adults see news stories, TV shows or movies about mental health, it can contribute to a negative stigma attached to mental illness or give an inaccurate picture about what mental health is. In reality, one in five children will experience some type of mental health problem – and overcoming stigma and false perceptions is key to helping children receive the support they need.

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