700 Children's® – A Blog by Pediatric Experts

Posted by: Swaroop Pinto, MD , Bailey Young, DO on Jun 17, 2021

Cold and flu season can be a scary time for a parent. Deciding when your child needs to see their doctor can always be a tough decision. As a parent, you always wonder if this illness is just a head cold or the dreaded pneumonia.

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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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Pride Month from the Parent Perspective

Jun 09, 2021

As the parents of a transgender teenager, we look forward to June as a time to celebrate with our daughter and pay honor to the history of the LGBTQ movement. We also like to share what we’ve learned in the hopes of supporting other parents. Read More

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Pronouns 101: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

Jun 07, 2021

Using a person’s correct pronouns is important because it affirms that person’s identity, helps them feel comfortable in their own body, and shows that you respect them for who they are. Read More

6 Reasons Your Child Should Get the COVID Vaccine

6 Reasons Your Child Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Jun 04, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available for younger kids, you may be on the fence about whether to get your child vaccinated. Children have arguably been impacted more than most over the last year. So here are just a few reasons why you should vaccinate your child. Read More

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Bridging Our Patients from Hospital to Home

Jun 03, 2021

Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation is a medically supervised, individually tailored exercise and education program. It is designed to help your child feel better, increase endurance, and improve quality of life. Read More

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Let’s Talk About Chlamydia

Jun 01, 2021

Chlamydia is an sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Every year, 1 in every 20 sexually active women ages 14-24 are diagnosed with chlamydia. Men can also become infected with chlamydia. Read More

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4 Tips for Helping Your Child Be Creative

May 27, 2021

From drawing and painting to playing an instrument or dancing, there are many ways that children can be creative while having fun. Here are 4 tips to set you and your child up for success as they explore creative pursuits. Read More

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The Truth About the COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

May 27, 2021

The same Pfizer vaccine that has been used in adults has now been authorized for children 12 and older. Here are the facts about the vaccine, backed by information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read More

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Toileting for Kiddos with Complex Colorectal Needs

May 25, 2021

With children who have complex colorectal needs, their toileting time may look different with less privacy and more time needed in the bathroom. These children may feel “abnormal” due to their colorectal needs and could lead to difficulty accepting their diagnosis or connecting with peers. Read More