Children's Health

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A Healthy Start Back To School Means Up-To-Date Vaccinations

Whether your child is starting junior high or heading off to college, back-to-school is a time for your child to start fresh. That includes making sure your children are up-to-date on immunizations. And this year, that may mean a COVID-19 vaccine.

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How To Make Water a More Appealing Drink for Kids

According to a study, more than half of U.S. children and adolescents are not adequately hydrated, meaning they probably don’t drink enough water. This could have serious consequences for their health and development.

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General Anxiety Disorder in Kids: When Worry and Fear Doesn't Go Away

Generalized anxiety disorder is a mental health problem. A child with generalized anxiety disorder has a lot of worry and fear that may be more intense than expected.

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Helping Your Child Cope With an Overactive Bladder

With an overactive bladder, nerves signal the bladder at the wrong time, which causes the bladder muscles to squeeze without warning. How to help your child take control of the situation.

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What’s In the Baby Food You Give Your Child?

Some of the most common baby foods manufactured in the United States contain traces of arsenic, lead and mercury. Exposure to these heavy metals can interfere with a child’s brain development and affect learning, cognition and behavior.

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When Is It Time For Your Child To See a Pediatric Urologist?

As a parent, it can be difficult to know when your child’s bladder problems need medical attention. For example, is your son’s bedwetting just a phase or a sign of something more serious? A pediatric urologist can help sort out these questions.

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Cold Weather: How To Keep Your Kids Protected From the Elements

Before your kids head out into the chilly air or fresh snow, read these tips to help keep them safe and snug.

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Do Sports Drinks and Foods Improve Athletic Performance for Kids?

Building skills, strength and endurance are all part of the picture. So is eating right. But is there a place in a young athlete’s toolkit for special food and beverages specifically aimed at enhancing athletic performance and recovery?

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