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Pediatric News You Can Use From America’s Largest Pediatric Hospital and Research Center

700 Children’s features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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How to Squat Safely: Correct Form for Maximum Effectiveness

Jul 09, 2019

One of the most effective exercises is the squat, but when done incorrectly squatting can lead to many issues inside and outside of the weight room. Read More

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Nephrotic Syndrome: More Serious Than You Think

Jul 05, 2019

When you see the words “nephrotic syndrome,” you might think the words describe a specific disease that impacts a particular part of the body. Because we know “nephro” means kidney, we know this is a disease in the kidneys. But this isn’t quite true. Read More

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Menstruation in Adolescents: The Importance of Using Menses as a Vital Sign

Jul 03, 2019

Adolescence is a time of many new things – including puberty changes and the onset of menstruation. A first period can be an exciting experience, but one that may cause some anxiety for young women and their caregivers. Read More


Teens and Fireworks Safety: An Important July 4th Discussion

Jul 01, 2019

At this time of year, we get a lot of questions from parents who want to know how to talk to their teens about fireworks. Here are some tips for how to get that conversation started. Read More

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Best Kept Secrets: Why Cardiopulmonary Rehab Might be What Your Child Needs

Jun 28, 2019

Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation is a form of rehab that can provide benefits for individuals of all ages who are experiencing a decline in their physical endurance or having difficulty with normal daily activities. Read More

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Antibiotic Allergies: Why Kids Should Be Tested to See if They’re Real

Jun 26, 2019

The most common symptoms are itchiness, a rash, difficulty breathing and swelling of the face, hands or feet. Less commonly, vomiting, diarrhea or light-headedness can be symptoms of an allergy. Read More

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Soccer-Related Injuries: Staying Safe on the Field

Jun 18, 2019

Because soccer is such a physically demanding sport, it is common to have players leave the field with bruises, scrapes and bumps. Not all symptoms and injuries are as simple to fix and might require more expert care and treatment. Read More

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Guardianships and POAs: Transitioning to Adult Care

Jun 13, 2019

Most parents don’t stop worrying about their child after they turn 18. For parents of young adults with lifelong medical conditions and cognitive or learning disorders, there is an added worry of whether their child can be their own advocate. Read More