Give Your Child the Gift of Sleep During the Holidays

Give Your Child the Gift of Sleep During the Holidays

Holiday festivities, parties, and overnight guests can interfere with your child’s normal sleep routine. Many parents aren’t aware of the negative impact of an irregular bedtime on a child’s health and behavior.   5 Reasons Your Child Needs a Regular Sleep...

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Don’t Make Grandma Sick:  Food Safety for Thanksgiving

Don’t Make Grandma Sick: Food Safety for Thanksgiving

You may have already started planning your holiday season cooking for friends and family. But have you thought about ways to minimize harmful germs that can get into food? Poor knowledge of safe food preparation, serving, and storage can result in food borne illness....

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What Causes Hearing Loss in Children?

What Causes Hearing Loss in Children?

Is Your Child at Risk for Hearing Loss? We reached out to Dr. Corrie Roehm, FAAP, FACS, a pediatric ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist at Dell Children’s Medical Center and clinical assistant professor at Dell Medical School, to learn more about hearing loss in...

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What You Need to Know This Flu Season

What You Need to Know This Flu Season

Flu season is right around the corner! Last year, about half of all adults in the United States didn’t get a flu shot. Almost 4 out of 10 parents and caregivers of children under 18 years old said that they didn’t vaccinate their children. Why does this matter? People...

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Make a Family Emergency Plan

Make a Family Emergency Plan

Does your family have an emergency plan? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Almost half the adults in the U.S. are unprepared for an emergency. Not having a plan or adequate resources could put you, your family and your pets at risk. Advanced planning can seem...

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Wart Treatment Advice from a Pediatric Dermatologist

Wart Treatment Advice from a Pediatric Dermatologist

Yikes! You just noticed your child has a wart. What should you do? We reached out to Dr. Moise Levy, pediatric dermatologist at Dell Children's Medical Center and professor at Dell Medical School, for guidance.   To Treat or Not to Treat “Parents may choose not...

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Checklists for a Safe Summer

Checklists for a Safe Summer

Kids enjoy being outside in the summer – riding bikes, swimming, playing at the park and watching fireworks. Unfortunately, more time outside can provide more opportunities for injury. According to a recent report, activities most frequently associated with summer...

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Breastmilk: Do You Know How to Store It Safely?

Breastmilk: Do You Know How to Store It Safely?

You’ve probably already heard that breastmilk is the perfect food for your baby. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends feeding your baby only breastmilk for the first six months and then continuing to breastfeed as food is introduced for a year or...

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5 Reasons for Childhood Sunburn (and How to Prevent the Next One)

5 Reasons for Childhood Sunburn (and How to Prevent the Next One)

Uh oh – your child just showed signs of a sunburn. What can you do to treat it, and how can you prevent the next one? Unlike a burn from a hot stove, sunburn symptoms don’t appear right away. It could be up to 4 hours before you realize that your child has a sunburn....

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Are Supplements the Right Choice for Your Child?

Are Supplements the Right Choice for Your Child?

Many websites and social media posts encourage the use of supplements for children — sometimes with claims for treating specific medical conditions. How can you know which supplements your child needs, if any? Dr. Reshma Shah, a pediatrician interested in nutrition...

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What to Know About Food Allergies in Children

What to Know About Food Allergies in Children

More people have food allergies than ever before. The number of people with food allergies has increased by 50 percent over the past decade or so. According to FARE, a food allergy research and education advocacy group, one out of every 13 children has a food allergy...

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Strategies for Teaching Your Child to Swallow a Pill

Strategies for Teaching Your Child to Swallow a Pill

The day will come when your child will need to swallow a pill. Some children have no problem swallowing pills; others flatly refuse or are terrified. Here are some strategies for helping your child master this important skill. Pills vs Liquid Medicine Medicines for...

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