Parenting During COVID-19: Children

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Mental Health Problems for Kids on the Rise with COVID Pandemic

The U.S. surgeon general recently sounded an alarm about a mental health crisis gripping the nation’s children and adolescents. Symptoms of depression and anxiety have spiked, as have emergency room visits for mental health issues.

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COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids Under 12: What Parents Need To Know

Expanding vaccination to kids in this age group under emergency use authorization undoubtedly has many parents asking questions. Amy Edwards, MD, pediatric infectious disease specialist at UH Rainbow, helps answer them.

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A More Traditional Halloween Celebration is Possible This Year

Last year, traditional celebrations were discouraged and people were advised to put out bowls of candy to avoid contact. That isn’t necessary for most people this year. Here’s why.

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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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