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  • Healthy Resolutions - A family affair

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    Healthy Resolutions - A family affair

    Olivia Munger, is a Registered Dietitian in the Children’s Health Get Up & Go program, gives parents three tips for a healthier new year.


  • Winter blues? Or something more serious

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    Winter blues? Or something more serious

    Each winter you might notice a dip in your child’s mood and a change in his or her behavior, and then witness them return to being themselves again once springtime hits. You might even experience these seasonal changes yourself.


  • Your child's gut health

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    Your child's gut health

    Gut health is the latest health trend filling news feeds and showing up on food labels and supplement bottles. If you're a parent focused on keeping your child healthy, you may be wondering if gut health, microbiome, bacteria and probiotics are just buzzwords part of a passing fad, or something you need to investigate.


  • RSV can be serious in infants

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    RSV can be serious in infants

    Respiratory syncytial virus, commonly known as RSV, is a specific virus that has similar symptoms to the common cold, but causes inflammation of the bronchioles (the smallest of the air passageways in the lungs). "RSV causes what we call bronchiolitis, which is different than bronchitis," explains LeAnn Kridelbaugh, M.D., President of Children’s Health Pediatric Group. "The difference is that bronchitis is infection or inflammation in the large airways or breathing tubes and RSV affects the bronchioles, which are much tinier breathing tubes. And in young infants, they are very tiny."



  • Fuel your young athlete: How to pack a performance lunch

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    Fuel your young athlete: How to pack a performance lunch

    During the school year, young athletes are busier than ever, juggling school work along with practice and, in many cases, multiple training sessions per day. Noel Williams, registered dietitian with Children's Health Andrews Institute Sports Performance powered by EXOS, says proper nutrition is key for students to stay healthy and meet the demands of their day.


  • How to manage your child's ADHD at home

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    How to manage your child's ADHD at home

    Just like raising any child, parenting a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) comes with rewards and challenges along the way. When symptoms of ADHD, such as difficulty planning, organizing, and controlling thoughts, feelings and actions, go unmanaged, they can cause stress in a child's life and within your family, too.


  • How to talk to your child about weight

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    How to talk to your child about weight

    Though it is an increasingly common condition, obesity is not a superficial issue. Carrying extra weight can lead to increased risk for diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. With childhood obesity rates rising, these health risks are affecting children at a much younger age.


  • Bronchitis in children: Home remedies for kids

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    Bronchitis in children: Home remedies for kids

    With cold and flu season underway, it's possible your child could come down with a case of bronchitis. And while the symptoms sometimes sound awful - wheezing and a deep, nagging cough that produces mucus - bronchitis in children is typically a mild condition. Home remedies for bronchitis in children can be very effective.


  • 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 has celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder in which gluten (a protein in wheat, rye and barley) inflames the intestines.

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