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  • 6 things parents should know about the Omicron variant

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    6 things parents should know about the Omicron variant

    The Omicron variant is now the most widespread COVID-19 variant in the U.S. The highly transmissible variant is causing a surge in cases. For many parents, it’s also causing renewed concern about their child’s health.

  • COVID-19: When to take your child to the ER

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    COVID-19: When to take your child to the ER

    Due to the highly contagious Omicron variant, there has been a surge in positive COVID‑19 cases across the country. This increased spread of COVID‑19 has affected children as well as emergency rooms.

  • What are monoclonal antibodies?

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    What are monoclonal antibodies?

    Though we have learned how to prevent the spread of COVID‑19 by wearing a mask, physical distancing and getting vaccinated, physicians and researchers are continuing to uncover the best ways to treat this disease.

  • COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11: FAQs for parents

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    COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11: FAQs for parents

    On October 26, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID‑19 vaccine in children ages 5-11. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory committee is expected to recommend the vaccine in the coming week. Parents may feel excited about this news. Others may feel nervous or uncertain. Either way, you likely have questions about the COVID‑19 vaccine and if it's safe for your child.

  • What parents should know about fentanyl

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    What parents should know about fentanyl

    The availability of fake prescription pills is on the rise in the U.S. In 2021 alone, drug enforcement agents have seized more than 9.5 million counterfeit pills, more than the last two years combined.

  • Winter blues or something more serious?

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    Winter blues or something more serious?

    Each winter you might notice a dip in your child's mood and a change in their behavior, and then witness them return to being themselves again once springtime hits. You might even experience these seasonal changes yourself.

  • How to keep kids active in winter

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    How to keep kids active in winter

    Winter brings shorter, colder days and, typically, much more indoor family time. But that doesn't mean you can't keep your kids moving and having fun. With a little planning and creativity, you can help your family stay physically active all year long – no matter what the weather is outside.

  • 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."

  • Healthy New Year's resolutions during COVID-19

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    Healthy New Year's resolutions during COVID-19

    There is no doubt that 2020 was a difficult year. When 2021 arrived, along with COVID-19 vaccines, everyone was hopeful that the year would be better. However, this past year remained challenging for many people – especially parents.

  • Athletes and eating disorders

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    Athletes and eating disorders

    Playing sports teaches valuable lessons in teamwork, perseverance, goal-setting and hard work. But a desire to be the best can also lead some athletes to develop unhealthy behaviors, including unstable dieting habits and eating disorders.

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