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


  • Social smarts: Internet safety for kids and teens

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    Social smarts: Internet safety for kids and teens

    How we use the Internet has changed rapidly since the days of online forums and chat rooms. Today's children have less privacy online and greater access to other people, including their friends – and strangers.


  • Common myths about mental health

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    Common myths about mental health

    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.


  • What to expect at your child's annual sports physical

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    What to expect at your child's annual sports physical

    Every year, student athletes across Texas are required to get their annual sports physical or pre-participation physical exam before they start playing sports again. Sports physicals take a short amount of time, are typically low-cost and give you peace of mind that your child can safely compete.


  • What is autism?

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    What is autism?

    Autism Spectrum Disorder is a condition that impacts a child's development. This disorder can cause communication problems, social challenges, difficult behaviors or intellectual disability.


  • When is a headache a migraine?

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    When is a headache a migraine?

    About 5% of children ages 15 and younger experience migraines. Migraines are more than just a headache; the pain is so severe, it can cause other symptoms, and keep your child from functioning at school and at home.


  • Why do children faint?

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    Why do children faint?

    Fainting, also known as syncope, occurs when there is a sudden drop in blood pressure, or heart rate, that results in brief loss of consciousness. It is more common than many realize, affecting up to 30% of children, particularly adolescents. It is more than twice as common in females than in males.


  • How to prevent kidney stones in kids

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    How to prevent kidney stones in kids

    If your child develops one kidney stone, does that put him or her at risk of developing kidney stones throughout their lifetime? Not necessarily. While not entirely preventable, there are steps parents can take to help reduce their child’s risk of developing kidney stones.


  • Fight seasonal allergies [Infographic]

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    Fight seasonal allergies [Infographic]

    Seasonal allergies are among the most common allergies in the United States. In fact, up to 40% of children have pollen allergies. Symptoms of seasonal allergies can include congestion, sinus pressure, runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, coughing and more.


  • Are antidepressants safe for kids?

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    Are antidepressants safe for kids?

    If your child is diagnosed with depression, you may have questions about the best ways to help. One difficult decision might be if you should put your child on antidepressant medication. You may wonder if these medications are safe, or if they will have side effects now or later in adulthood.

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