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  • Fatty liver disease in children is on the rise

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    Fatty liver disease in children is on the rise

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease in children, affecting 1 in 10 children. According to the American Liver Foundation, the number of children affected by fatty liver disease is on the rise – having more than doubled in the last 20 years.


  • Developmental milestones in babies

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    Developmental milestones in babies

    Babies grow and develop fast. In just a matter of months, they gain a huge number of motor, language and social skills – from holding up their heads to rolling over or walking, to babbling their first words.


  • 5 tips for raising kind kids

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    5 tips for raising kind kids

    Is kindness something that is taught, or is it inherent? It's a question that many parents wonder. The truth is, kindness is a little bit of both – nature and nurture – and they work together.


  • Seizures in children: Signs to look for and what to do

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    Seizures in children: Signs to look for and what to do

    Approximately 4-5% of all children will experience a seizure at some point during their childhood. About 1% of children are diagnosed with epilepsy, and 1 in 26 people develop this neurological condition during their lifetime.


  • 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).


  • 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.


  • Your guide to preventing and treating the flu

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    Your guide to preventing and treating the flu

    Influenza, or the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a viral infection that affects the lungs, mouth and throat. It isn't the same as a stomach "flu," which is the result of viruses in the gastrointestinal tract.


  • Should children get the nasal flu vaccine?

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    Should children get the nasal flu vaccine?

    If you are like many parents, the nasal spray flu vaccine sounds like an easy way to protect your child against the flu. You don't have to worry about your child's fear of needles or any tears or tantrums leading up to the shot.


  • Navigating food allergies during the holidays

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    Navigating food allergies during the holidays

    During the holiday season, many families look forward to a big Thanksgiving feast, school celebrations and special seasonal treats. But for parents of a child with food allergies, celiac disease or Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE), the holidays can be a stressful time of year. Learn how to navigate food allergies during the festivities to ensure your child has a happy and healthy holiday season.


  • The difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes

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    The difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes

    In the past, many people believed that there were only two types of diabetes: one that affected kids (type 1) and one that affected adults (type 2). As medical research progresses, doctors have discovered that children can have type 2 and other types of diabetes, too.

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