700 Children's® – A Blog by Pediatric Experts

Posted by: Sara Bode, MD on Jul 27, 2021

Many children were hopeful that school would look typical in the fall with no safety measures needed. However, if schools return without safety measures, there is a large risk for an outbreak that may lead to a return to remote learning.

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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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Over 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome in the United States each year. As recently as 1983, a person with Down syndrome lived to be only 25 years old on average. Today, the average life expectancy of a person with Down syndrome is nearly 60 years and continuing to climb. Read More

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Advance Child Tax Credit Payments: What Should Families Do?

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As part of COVID-19 relief, Congress expanded Child Tax Credits for 2021 as part of the American Rescue Plan. This includes monthly payments made directly to parents and caregivers from July through December. Read More

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Reading With Your Child Is Beneficial

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Did you know that reading with your child from a young age can make them smarter? It also promotes listening, communication, fine motor, gross motor and social emotional development. Read More

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Newborn Poop: Meconium and Beyond

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Flow Restrictors Make Medicine Dispensing Safer, Easier, and Cleaner

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Next time you pick up liquid medicine from the pharmacy, ask for a flow restrictor. They can keep your family safer, prevent messy medicine spills and make it easier to dispense medicine. Read More

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COVID-19 Vaccine and Risk for Heart Inflammation in Youth: What Parents Need to Know

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