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Posted by: Karen Allen, MD on Oct 15, 2019

One of the first decisions that you'll make as a new parent is whether or not to give your child vitamin K. Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin typically found in leafy greens. This vitamin is essential for clotting factors made by our livers.

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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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Daily physical activity for children is especially important with their transition back to school in the fall. We know physical activity can help improve self-esteem and mood, reduce symptoms of anxiety, decrease stress and even help to improve overall school performance! Read More

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If you know a child with a cancer diagnosis, it can be difficult to understand how to support them and their family. Every child is different - learning and listening can help you be the most effective supporter during a difficult time. Read More

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Performance anxiety is a real issue that affects many athletes. Some athletes may thrive under pressure, while others can let negative thoughts affect their game. Read More