CHILDREN'S HEALTH

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well-child visits

Top Reasons to Make Time for Well-Child Visits

You know it's important to take your kids to well-child visits to keep them updated on immunizations, but those are far from the only benefits. There's plenty more to learn -- plus a chance to ask about what's on your mind.

AFM

What You Need to Know About the Polio-Like AFM Virus

Known as AFM, acute flaccid myelitis affects the spinal cord, and causes weakness in the muscles and reflexes. AFM isn’t new, but cases of it have been slowly increasing since 2014.

pet therapy

How Pet Therapy Can Help Promote Healing for Hospital Patients

Pet therapy, in which hospital patients get a chance to meet and interact with animals, can have several benefits such as reducing stress and promoting healing. Watch as therapy dogs meet some young patients at Rainbow Babies & Children's.

Jennifer Wuersig

Advances in Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Help Patients Live Longer and Better

Fifty years ago, children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) had little hope of living long enough to become an adult. But advances in research and treatment for the disease have dramatically changed that outlook.

girl with tablet

Kids and Screen Time: Don't Let It Be a Battleground

Time spent on electronic devices such as phones, tablets and even computers may have an undeserved bad rap based on shaky science. A Rainbow Babies & Children's clinical psychologist explains why.

baby screen time

Your Toddler's Digital Life: Do You Know Age-Appropriate Habits?

It’s hard for parents to know how much cell phone, tablet or computer screen time is OK for their children. Test your knowledge of guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics on children’s media use.

girl soccer player

How Parents Can Help Their Young Athletes Avoid Burnout, Overuse Injuries

With increasing pressure on kids and parents to participate in club, travel or year-round teams, burnout and overuse injuries are getting more common in younger athletes. What parents can do.

runny nose

Why You Should Skip Cold Medicine for Kids

Children catch as many as six to eight colds per year. But before you reach for the over-the counter cold medicines, learn about their potential risks.

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