CHILDREN'S HEALTH

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Prediabetes Is on the Rise in Teenagers

Having prediabetes increases the chances of getting Type 2 diabetes. Teens with prediabetes also have higher blood pressure and cholesterol levels, which raise their risk for heart disease and stroke.

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Young Patient Overcomes Complex Craniofacial Challenges With Specialized Team

PJ had unilateral craniosynostosis – a birth defect in which the bones on one side of the skull grow together too early, severely limiting room for his brain to grow.

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Don't Let Triggers of Summer Asthma Keep Your Youngster Down

Summer is prime time for asthma triggers such as grass pollen and smog. Learn how to manage your child's summer allergies and asthma.

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How to Help Your Child Get Used to Wearing a Mask

Covering faces helps slow the spread of viruses, but it also blocks the view of the friendly smiles and encouraging facial expressions that typically set kids at ease.

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Teen Behavior: What's Worrisome, What's Not

Does it seem as if you and your teenager live in different worlds? Many parents find it hard to interpret their teens’ behavior. Is your child just acting like a typical teen or does she or he need your help?

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Caring for Special Needs Children During COVID-19

Here are tips from a UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital licensed clinical psychologist for taking care of a child with a neurodevelopmental disorder during COVID-19.

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Helping Your Kids and Pets Stay Safe Together

Pets can be a wonderful, enriching part of your child’s life. Unfortunately, there is a potential for injury or illness from animals.

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Does Your Child Need a Dietary Supplement?

A recent report estimated that about a third of kids may be taking dietary supplements. Are they necessary?

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