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  • What is coronavirus?

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    What is coronavirus?

    Coronaviruses (CoV) are a family of viruses that can infect both humans and animals. There are several types of coronaviruses that can infect humans. Some coronaviruses are common and cause mild cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, headache and cough. Other types of coronaviruses, such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)-CoV and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-CoV, have caused more severe illnesses when outbreaks occurred.

  • Talking to your child about coronavirus

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    Talking to your child about coronavirus

    Whether through news reports, social media, school communications or from friends, it’s likely your child will hear about the new coronavirus, named Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19. With so much being discovered about this virus, it can be normal for children to have questions or feel anxious about what they’re hearing.

  • 5 headache triggers – and how to avoid them

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    5 headache triggers – and how to avoid them

    Headaches in children of all ages may be more common than you think. Often, a child's headaches are incorrectly thought to be related to sinus or vision problems, frequently delaying treatment. Because young kids may not be able to communicate what’s wrong, you may notice they stop playing, avoid light or noise, or just want to lie down when they develop a headache.

  • Teaching your child about physical differences

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    Teaching your child about physical differences

    One of the most important lessons parents can teach their children is to be accepting and compassionate to those who look different from them. But, it can also be one of the most challenging lessons to teach. Celia Heppner, Psy.D., plastic and craniofacial surgery psychologist at Children's Health and assistant professor of psychiatry at UT Southwestern, explains that teaching your child about physical differences begins at a young age and continues throughout childhood and the teenage years.

  • How to prevent cheerleading injuries

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    How to prevent cheerleading injuries

    Today's cheerleaders do much more than stand on the sidelines. They fly through the air, tumble across mats and challenge themselves with difficult choreography to stand out – and win – at competitions.

  • Is the Mediterranean diet healthy for kids?

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    Is the Mediterranean diet healthy for kids?

    If you pay attention to health trends, you've likely heard some buzz about the Mediterranean diet. In 2020, the Mediterranean diet was named the best overall diet by U.S. News & World Report for the second year in a row. For parents looking for effective ways to encourage their family to make healthy choices, the Mediterranean diet can serve as an excellent framework to set up lifelong habits.

  • Allergies vs. colds in children

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    Allergies vs. colds in children

    If your child seems to constantly have a runny nose, cough or congestion, you are not alone. A pediatrician shares eight ways to tell the difference between a cold and allergies.

  • 5 habits that can lead to unhealthy weight in kids

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    5 habits that can lead to unhealthy weight in kids

    With 1 in 5 children affected by obesity, childhood obesity is considered an epidemic in the U.S. In fact, the number of children and teens affected by obesity has more than tripled over the past 50 years.

  • The importance of hand washing for kids

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    The importance of hand washing for kids

    Cleaning your hands – either with soap and water or by using hand sanitizer – may seem like a small action, but it’s one that can have a significant impact on your health.

  • Talking to your children about tragic events

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    Talking to your children about tragic events

    When a disaster or tragedy occurs, your child will likely hear and see a lot about it. The news is everywhere, and certain topics might be discussed in school or by your child's friends. Certain events could raise anxiety, so parents should be prepared to talk about these to their children.

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