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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.

self-harm

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?

healthy body image

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.

trick or treat

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.

cooper

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.

clean house

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.

mental health

Recognizing Emotional Problems in Teens -- and When to Seek Help

Adolescence is accompanied by physical and emotional changes, a desire for independence and facing decisions about social activities. The COVID pandemic has added new challenges and heightened anxiety.

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Reading To Your Kids Early Has Benefits That Last a Lifetime

If you’ve ever begged for just one more bedtime story, you know how wonderful a book can be. And when it comes to reading to your kids, it’s never too early to start.

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