CHILDREN'S HEALTH

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5 Tips to Help Your Child Have a Healthy School Year

As your family adjusts to back-to-school schedules, what should be on your back-to-school health checklist? Here is expert advice from Rainbow pediatrician Andrew Garner, MD, PhD, FAAP.

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The Vaccine That Can Keep Your Child From Getting Cancer

If you could vaccinate your kids against cancer, would you? Although the human papillomavirus (HPV) has been shown to cause cancer, many parents don’t vaccinate their children against HPV, a common infection spread by skin-to-skin contact.

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Parents: Help Your Child Avoid a Running Injury

Running may cause stress fractures, Achilles tendinitis, shin splints and just plain sore feet and knees. How you can help your child keep many injuries at bay.

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Does Your Child Have Good Vision? How to Tell

A child with untreated eye problems is at risk for impaired learning and development, so it's important that any signs or symptoms of eye trouble are addressed immediately.

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Study: Antibiotics May Help Some Youngsters With Bronchiolitis Get Better Faster

A lung infection called bronchiolitis is the most common reason young children get admitted to the hospital. A research team led by doctors at UH Rainbow has new findings that may help doctors take care of the sickest children with this illness.

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Study Finds Little Evidence Linking Screen Time and Teens' Well-Being

Many parents try to limit the time their children spend online gaming or watching videos, especially before bedtime, in the belief this time could damage their emotional health. But a new study turns that belief on its head.

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What to Do When Your Child Needs Daily Medicine

Helping your child keep up with the medication needs of a condition like asthma or diabetes can stress the whole family. Learn these expert strategies from a Rainbow pharmacist.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Measles

Measles is a very contagious viral illness. It's also known as rubeola, and causes a distinct rash and a fever. What you need to know about this disease.

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