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Friendship With Kidney Transplant Patient Helps Girl Find Comfort

A UH Rainbow nephrologist asked a young kidney transplant if she would consider connecting with Lily, share her experience and be a mentor.

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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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Why Young Children Snore -- and When To Worry

In many cases, childhood snoring is no cause for concern. But snoring can sometimes be the sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that can cause medical problems if not treated.

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How To Know If Your Child Is Getting Enough Sleep

What your kids do during the night has a huge impact on their daily lives. Sleep plays a key role in mental, physical and emotional health, from infancy through the teen years and beyond.

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Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes Can Lead to Serious Complications in Young Adulthood

A recent study says people who develop type 2 diabetes as children or teens are at high risk of developing complications from the disease as soon as their 20s and a greater chance of developing complications within 15 years of their diagnosis.

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What To Consider in Planning for a Second Thanksgiving Under COVID-19

The second Thanksgiving of the coronavirus era is around the corner, but this year is much different than last. Vaccines have made it much safer, but people still must navigate risks.

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How Your Child Learns To Read -- and How You Can Help

Babies begin learning right from the moment of birth. Spend as much time as you can talking, reading, singing, and playing with your baby with these tips from UH Rainbow Babies and Children's.

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The Right Way To Dispose of Unused Opioids and Other Medications

More than 70 percent of people who abuse opioid drugs get them from family and friends. This is a particularly alarming trend among adolescents and young adults.

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