CHILDREN'S HEALTH

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New Exercise Guidelines Include Kids as Young as Age 3

Recently updated physical activity guidelines from federal health officials are aiming at even younger Americans than ever before. What parents need to know.

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Self-Harm Rising Among Younger Children, Study Finds

Emergency room visits for deliberate self-harm among 10- and 11-year-olds have nearly doubled, according to national data analyzed by UH Rainbow physician-researchers.

Is It Strep Throat? How to Tell

Your child is saying that his or her throat hurts, but how do you know if it's something more serious, like strep throat? Check out our symptom guide.

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9 Tips to Keep Your Kids Germ-Free at School

Some things spread like wildfire in a school – including the latest germs. Share these tips with your kids to keep them as healthy as possible.

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Are Hoverboards Too Dangerous for Your Kids?

Hoverboards -- those two-wheeled or self-balancing boards that are all the rage -- can be a fun way to get around. But are they safe for your children?

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How to Know If Your Child Has Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Your child is irritable, has a fever and isn’t eating well – again. Before you assume it’s just another cold or flu, watch for other symptoms. Your young one may have hand, foot and mouth disease.

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Incomparable Care For the Tiniest Patients

When Heather Catanese was 22 weeks pregnant with her third son, Lorenzo, she underwent a routine prenatal anatomy scan. The test showed that blood was flowing in the wrong direction through Lorenzo’s heart.

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What to Do When Your Child is Afraid of Getting a Shot

Many children have a fear of needles. Learn how to ease your child’s anxiety.

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