Parenting During COVID-19

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Why Kids Are More Vulnerable To Catching a Cold This Summer

If it seems like summer colds are on the rise this year, they are. Cold viruses have been circulating more than normal this time of year as people shed face masks and attend social gatherings.

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The COVID-19 Delta Variant and What It Means for Kids

The fast-spreading COVID-19 mutation known as the Delta variant has gained a foothold in the United States. The new variant renews concerns about how to keep children safe, especially with another school year around the corner.

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How To Make Shots Less Stressful for Your Child or Baby

When the time comes for your child to get vaccinated, you can take steps to make the experience less stressful for your child. Here are some simple ways that you can support your child before, during and after shots at the pediatrician’s office.

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Long-Haul COVID-19: Lingering Health Problems Even With Mild Symptoms

Medical researchers are just beginning to understand the long-term effects of COVID-19. Evidence is showing that even people with mild symptoms of COVID-19 may suffer health problems for weeks or months afterward.

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Your Doctor is the Best Source of Information About Kids and Vaccines

One thing we can agree on: The vast majority of parents really want to do what is best for their child. But what is best? Who picks what is best? These can be difficult questions to answer.

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How Vaccinating Kids and Teens Against COVID-19 Can Slow Spread, Variants

A UH Rainbow pediatric infectious disease specialist explains why children should get a COVID-19 vaccine and the part that children can play in stopping spread of the disease – and halting development of coronavirus variants.

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Recovering From COVID-19 Stress and Loss

For many people of all ages, the past year has been traumatic. What has been the emotional and mental toll on all of us and how do we begin to heal?

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Smart Swaps For Keeping Holiday Traditions This Year

Some holiday traditions involve little risk of spreading COVID-19. Others—such as travel, worship services, and group meals—pose more danger. Make these swaps to keep your family healthy this holiday season.

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