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  • 8 Safety tips for kids and holiday decorations

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    8 Safety tips for kids and holiday decorations

    The glitter, glow and frenzied fun of the holidays makes it the most festive time of the year. But the sparkle of the season can come with hidden dangers for your children. "With how busy the holidays get, it can be easy to overlook precautions you should take with decorations to keep your kids safe," says Sandeepa Rajadhyaksha, M.D., Associate Medical Director at Children’s Health Pediatric Group. "Taking a moment to assess your surroundings can help you identify any potential hazards and prevent them from harming your children."


  • Four hidden spots for holiday germs

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    Four hidden spots for holiday germs

    Presents aren't the only thing in hiding during the holiday season. With more travel, parties, family and shopping, germs hide out and often show up uninvited to spread contagious illnesses that can put a damper on holiday fun.


  • 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."




  • How to help your child through night terrors

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    How to help your child through night terrors

    Waking up in the middle of the night to hear your child intensely crying or screaming can be alarming. If your child appears extremely frightened or panicked, and is even kicking, talking or sleepwalking, he or she might be experiencing a night terror, also referred to as a sleep terror.


  • Let's talk about constipation in kids

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    Let's talk about constipation in kids

    Does your child have fewer than two bowel movements a week, or have stool that is hard, dry, small and difficult to pass? If so, your child is probably suffering from constipation. A fairly common condition in children of all ages, about 5% of visits to pediatricians and 25% of visits to pediatric gastroenterologists are due to constipation.


  • More than just the blues: Signs of depression in children

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    More than just the blues: Signs of depression in children

    Does your child seem unusually sad, irritable or quiet lately? Such changes in mood could be due to a temporary stress in life. But how do you know if it's something more? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.1% of children between the ages of 3 and 17 have a current diagnosis of depression.


  • Opioid use in adolescents

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    Opioid use in adolescents

    Many parents may be surprised to learn the rise in opioid use isn't limited to adults. A new study has found that the number of young people who were diagnosed in emergency rooms with opioid use disorder or addiction is on the rise.


  • 7 tips for buying safe toys this holiday season

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    7 tips for buying safe toys this holiday season

    Toys can be hazardous, resulting in hundreds of thousands of injuries each year for children age 14 or younger. As holiday time approaches, make informed decisions about toy purchases by keeping our tips in mind.

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