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Depression in children

You may have heard recent news about child suicide, including a 9-year-old in the Dallas area. Most suicide attempts in children and adolescents occur in the midst of depression or other mood disorder, and even younger children can experience depression. And now you may be wondering how common is depression in children and adolescents; what […]

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Why vaccine research is important

>The Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a new vaccine called Prevnar 13 means parents now have a vaccine that provides broader protection against one of the main bacteria that causes infections in children up to 5 years old. The bacterium, called Streptococcus pneumoniae, can cause infections of the blood, middle ear, the covering of […]

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Choking hazards

>When I’m in a rush at work, I tend to wolf down my food. I fail to heed mom’s advice to chew my food slowly and thoroughly before swallowing it. But, given a statement issued Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about possible choking hazards, I’ll try to be more mindful of how […]

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Time to untip the scales

> Let me share a few facts with you: One in three American children is overweight or obese. Billions of dollars are spent every year treating obesity-related conditions. Public health experts say this generation of children is on track to have shorter lifespans than their parents. I (like you may already have done) read these […]

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Erroneous e-mail about medications falsely tied to Children’s

>E-mail has added a lot to our lives – maybe too much. The average person’s inbox is flooded with advertisements, inspirational poems with pictures of kittens, requests for money from exiled African royalty and the ever-present forwards from our newly-introduced-to-e-mail family and friends. With so many messages bombarding us, it’s difficult to decide which to […]

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Some relief for scale-aphobic children

>It’s ironic that now, when “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” plays on every strip-mall loudspeaker in America, I recall the least wonderful time of the year for me in elementary school – thanks to a recent Dallas Morning News article. Mrs. Galloway was a wonderful elementary P.E. teacher. Very encouraging. Very fun. […]

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Why pediatric-specific care matters

>I saw a miracle on Monday. No, no one walked on water. Flying pigs weren’t around either. What I saw was just as unbelievable though. Kaiden Beville, all 21 months of him, came back to Children’s to get a cast placed on his broken arm. The young boy, who sustained his injury jumping on his […]

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