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Posted by: Ari Rabkin, PhD on 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.

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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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For a lot of children, summer means no school, warm weather and staying up late. While we want summer to be a time for our kids to relax and enjoy themselves, we also know that children strive and feel most safe when there is a sense of routine to their every day. Read More

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Until quite recently, pancreatitis was thought to be almost exclusively a disease of adults and most frequently associated with alcohol abuse. However, pancreatitis occurs in all age groups, even infants. Read More

"After" Movie

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Memorial Day is approaching, which is traditionally the start of summer and the kickoff of “boating season.” When you head out on a boat this summer have fun, make memories and remember these important tips. Read More

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As the weather warms and kids head outdoors, the chance for injury rises. Where should families seek help when accidents occur? The answer depends on the nature of your child’s injury and the services offered in your community. Read More

Dispelling Allergy Myths with Social Media

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In recognition of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 9, here are a few tips for parents and caregivers – and other adults who can help support the children around them. Read More