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How to Get Your Kids to Take Their Meds

Posted 10/13/2015 by UHBlog

Do your kids fight you when it’s time to take their medicine? We can help. When your kids hear the word “medicine,” is that a battle cry in your house? There are ways to get your child to take her medicine without the constant power struggle, says pediatrician Kristin Horansky, MD. “The first thing I tell parents: Don’t make taking the medicine an option, but you can present choices for the toddler or school-aged child,” she says. “Ask them, ‘Do yo...

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E-Cigarettes and Vaping Are they Safe

Posted 10/6/2015 by UHBlog

Just how addictive are electronic cigarettes? Ask us. Despite strict anti-tobacco legislation, e-cigarettes are gaining in popularity among middle- and high school-aged children. If you think they’re safe and non-addictive, you may not know what you’re up against, says pediatrician Sara Lee, MD. “The non-smoking battle has gotten tougher for parents,” she says. “Your kids know they’re not supposed to smoke, but because of the way electronic cigarettes are mark...

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10 Strategies to Stop Screen Addiction

Posted 9/28/2015 by UHBlog

Are you worried that your children are plugged in and tuned out? We can help reconnect them. One generation ago, your parents worried about how much time you spent in front of the TV. Today, the chances are pretty good that your concern for your children extends beyond how many cartoons they're watching. “Screen time is not just TV time,” says pediatrician Lolita McDavid, MD. “Screen time is anything electronic your children can access.” Your children may be using their ...

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5 Rules for Backpack Safety

Posted 9/15/2015 by UHBlog

Do your kids know there’s a right way to wear a backpack? More than 14,000 children are treated annually for backpack-related injuries. Follow these rules for proper backpack safety and to prevent injury. Get more health tips and information on symptoms, treatment options, prescription medications, prevention and more from UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Health & Wellness Library.

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Why Your Kids Need More Orange Juice and Milk

Posted 7/22/2015 by UHBlog

Is your child getting enough vitamin D for good health and disease prevention? Ask us. Most of us don’t spend enough time outdoors to get the vitamin D we need. While lack of vitamin D is a problem for adults, it’s even worse for kids. According to pediatric rheumatologist Angela Robinson, MD, teenagers and young adults need vitamin D to help them absorb calcium, the building block for strong bones and teeth. If they’re not getting adequate amounts of the sunshine vitamin &nd...

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Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy During Summer

Posted 4/29/2015 by UHBlog

Are you concerned about your child’s weight? The specialized team at Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight can help. Summer. For kids, it means a long break from school and homework. For parents, it can create stress over how to keep your kids from spending the next two months sitting in front of a computer or TV screen. Try these tips to make sure your child gets her dose of daily physical activity: Embrace Technology – Technology isn’t going away, so why not embrace it, says Darryl...

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What's Good, What's Not: Social Media Rules

Posted 4/15/2015 by UHBlog

With tweens and teens, there are so many questions. We can help with answers. Are you on Facebook? Do you tweet – or capture images on Instagram? It’s likely that your teen does, too. “The Internet and social media are here to stay and now part of the world we live in," says pediatrician Sara Lee, MD. "As parents, we need some rules to navigate that world.” A good first step is to talk to your adolescent about social media, Dr. Lee says. Ask what they know about socia...

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