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Think Safety While Having Fun in the Snow

When snowflakes start falling, some people’s thoughts instantly turn to winter sports, such as snowboarding and sledding. How to keep your risks to a minimum without curtailing your fun.

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Avoiding Medicine Mishaps With Children

Young children are especially vulnerable to medication-related problems, particularly unintentional overdoses.

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Secondhand Smoke and Secondhand Vaping: Both Bad for Kids

You’ve probably heard about the health risks of secondhand smoke. Now there’s growing evidence that being around vaping is also risky for kids.

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Self-Harm Among Teenagers Is More Common Than You Think

One recent study suggests that as many as one in five children between 10 and 18 years old are engaging in intentional self-harm, such as cutting, burning, or hitting themselves. But why would that be? And as a parent, how can you stop it?

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Help Your Child Develop a Healthy Body Image

Every parent wants to raise a child who feels comfortable in his or her own skin. A key to achieving this is fostering a healthy body image.

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How You Can Help Your Child Avoid Sugar Overload This Halloween

A small amount of Halloween candy is not going to make or break a child’s weight or a parent’s dental bill. The problem is that for many families, it is not just one night of candy but many weeks' worth of candy bars, lollipops, toffee and more.

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A Return to the Cornerstones of Health

Eight-year-old Cooper had trouble channeling his boundless energy and strong emotions. A positive change came about following a consult with a pediatric integrative physician at UH Connor Integrative Health Network.

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8 Areas of Your Home That Are Important To Keep Clean

Amy Edwards, MD, Associate Medical Director of Pediatric Infection Control at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, recommends targeting these high-touch spots to cut back on the spread of germs in your home year-round.

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