Are you ready to fight the flu this season?

How can you stop the flu from spreading? In this week’s Take Charge Parenting interview, Ray Tsai, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Children’s HealthSM Pediatric Group, gives parents advice about how to help prevent the flu. Previous Take Charge Parenting Interviews Diabetes Management When to Take Your Child to the ER Good Allergies Teen Depression Ear Infections What Is [...]

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Plastic Surgery and Teens: Right, Wrong or Somewhere in Between?

The term “plastic surgery” often brings to mind thoughts of entertainment personalities who have cosmetic surgery to keep a youthful appearance. When thinking of plastic surgery in children we usually think of reconstructive procedures such as cleft lip and palate repair, however cosmetic procedures can sometimes be the right choice for children. Cosmetic surgery procedures [...]

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Going Where Our Patients Can’t: Robots Make the Grade in Class

  What is four feet tall, capable of gliding in and out of area classrooms and allows chronically ill students to attend class without leaving their hospital rooms or homes?   It’s the VGo Robot, the newest technology aid that Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center provides patients who are not able to physically attend school. The [...]

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Is the Flu Shot Safe for Pregnant Women?

With the peak of flu season around the corner, everyone needs a flu shot, especially pregnant women. “The flu shot is absolutely safe for pregnant women,” says Jeffrey Kahn, M.D., Director of Infectious Diseases at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center. “The immunization can be given at any point in pregnancy but should be received before [...]

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Video Interview: Holiday Hazards

Is your home child- and pet-proofed for the holidays? In this week’s Take Charge Parenting interview, Marissa Rodriquez, an Injury Prevention Specialist from Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center, gives parents advice about keeping your home safe from hazards during the holidays.   Previous Take Charge Parenting Interviews Diabetes Management When to Take Your Child to the ER Good Allergies Teen Depression [...]

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Prescription for a Happy Holiday – Remembering Your Child’s Medications

Even during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, your child’s health is top priority. Here at Children’s HealthSM, we’re here to help with a handy healthy holiday checklist you can use to remember your child’s prescription medicines. If your child takes a prescription medication, you know that forgetting even a single dose can [...]

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Surviving the Holidays: How to Support Your Kid’s Healthier Nutrition Habits During the Holidays

Q.  My child and I participated in your Get Up & Go Healthy Lifestyle Program where we learned to eat more fruits and vegetables and stopped drinking sugary drinks like soda and sweet tea. With the holidays upon us, I am now afraid that our holiday eating may undo all of my child’s progress. How [...]

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