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  • What to do when your child has a fever

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    What to do when your child has a fever

    When your child has a fever, it is a sign that their immune system is fighting off an infection. "The vast majority of infectious diseases that are associated with a high fever are caused by a virus, and are usually accompanied by coughing, congestion, vomiting or diarrhea," says LeAnn Kridelbaugh, M.D., President of Children's Health℠ Pediatric Group. "Fever can also coincide with an ear infection or strep throat as well as less common infections like pneumonia."


  • Tips to help motivate your child to exercise

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    Tips to help motivate your child to exercise

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children should get one hour of exercise each day. "Exercise is at the forefront of physical health," says Performance Manager Josh Adams, M.S., C.S.C.S., Children's Health Andrews Institute Sports Performance powered by EXOS. "Exercise helps children strengthen growing muscles and bones and is part of a healthy lifestyle, combined with quality nutrition and adequate sleep."


  • Your child's sleep affects their brain

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    Your child's sleep affects their brain

    Sleep is vital for everyone’s brain health - but especially for growing and developing kids. Without enough sleep, certain brain functions may not work as effectively as they otherwise could.


  • Healthy New Year's resolutions for the entire family

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    Healthy New Year's resolutions for the entire family

    The beginning of a new year is a natural time to think about and set personal goals. As parents, it is a great opportunity to not only discuss the importance of exercise and a healthy diet, but also to teach children the importance of setting goals. However, when it comes to living a healthier lifestyle, family support is key for success. "There is power in numbers. Sitting down as a family to plan and discuss goals for the upcoming year encourages children to get involved and motivated to adopting life-long healthy habits," says Ashley Kim, a Registered Dietitian in the Children's Health Get Up & Go program.


  • Brain foods for kids

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    Brain foods for kids

    The right food can make all the difference in your child's day. Good nutrition not only helps bodies grow strong – it can also help kids focus and even improve their behavior.


  • 8 ways to improve your family's gut health

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    8 ways to improve your family's gut health

    Vacations, holidays, family celebrations: These are great opportunities to connect with loved ones, make special memories, and enjoy delicious food and treats. But all those festivities can take a toll on your family's gut health.


  • 5 common winter illnesses in kids

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    5 common winter illnesses in kids

    Although illnesses like cold and flu occur more frequently during the winter months, the reasons are not always straightforward. One myth is that cold weather can make you sick, but that is not true. Being cold itself does not cause illness, but when it is colder outside, children tend to spend more time indoors together, easily passing germs and infections.


  • 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.



  • Sick with the flu: When to go to the ER [Infographic]

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    Sick with the flu: When to go to the ER [Infographic]

    When children display symptoms of the flu, parents are often unsure when they should call the doctor or when to take their child to the hospital. Children with the flu can typically be treated at home with rest and fluids. A trip to the emergency room (ER) should not be necessary for most cases of the flu. However, there are certain warning signs parents can watch for to know when to seek medical attention.

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