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  • What you need to know about acute flaccid myelitis (AFM)

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    What you need to know about acute flaccid myelitis (AFM)

    Although AFM is a rare condition, it is a serious one. The condition affects the nervous system but preferentially impacts the spinal cord. It causes muscles and reflexes to become very weak and sometimes entire limbs to stop functioning.



  • 3 Culprits behind the rise in type 2 diabetes

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    3 Culprits behind the rise in type 2 diabetes

    As obesity rates increase in children, the number of children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is also rising. Both conditions not only rob kids of good health early in life, they set children up for serious health problems as adults.


  • 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.



  • Treating common acute sports injuries

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    Treating common acute sports injuries

    When an athlete gets injured, it can be frightening – but it is also a common occurrence. High school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries each year. Often, it can be difficult to know when a sports injury needs immediate attention versus when it's best to take a "wait and see" approach.


  • What causes chest pain in children?

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    What causes chest pain in children?

    If your child complains of chest pain, you may feel alarmed or concerned about your child's heart. But according to Colin Kane, M.D., pediatric cardiologist at Children's Health and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern, there are many possible causes of chest pain in children.


  • Marijuana and teens: What parents should know

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    Marijuana and teens: What parents should know

    As a growing number of states legalize marijuana and public perceptions shift, more teens may feel that marijuana isn't dangerous – putting them at higher risk for marijuana use.


  • Are plastic chemicals leaking into your child's food?

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    Are plastic chemicals leaking into your child's food?

    Between food storage containers, bottles and non-breakable dishes, plastic is a common item in most families' kitchens. However, there are growing concerns that this common household material could expose children to harmful chemicals.


  • 5 tips for teaching your child gratitude

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    5 tips for teaching your child gratitude

    The feeling of gratitude can have huge benefits for your child's mental health. Gratitude is typically associated with optimism, a more positive sense of well being and even increased happiness.


  • 5 tips to help your child not be afraid of shots

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    5 tips to help your child not be afraid of shots

    Between standard vaccines and an annual flu shot, children get many shots throughout their early lives. At some point, it's likely that every child will experience some degree of fear or anxiety about getting poked. According to a 2018 survey, half of 2- to 5-year-olds are afraid of visiting the doctor, and 1 in 25 parents have delayed or canceled a vaccination visit because of their child's fear.

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