700 Children's® – A Blog by Pediatric Experts

Posted by: Whitney Raglin Bignall, PhD , Ariana Hoet, PhD , Jacquelyn Doxie King, PhD on Jun 03, 2020


Although caregivers try to protect children from traumatic events, many children witness and are aware of the violence occurring in their world. It is important for caregivers to talk to their children and be mindful of the stress they may experience related to these events.

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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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Keeping Children Healthy: The Importance of Well-Visits

May 27, 2020

Visits to doctors have decreased in many areas of the country because parents are afraid to potentially expose their children to COVID-19. What you may not know is that doctors and their office staff have been taking measures to protect patients, families and staff. Read More

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Helping Kids Get Used to Seeing and Wearing Masks

May 21, 2020

In response to CDC recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many hospitals and businesses are requiring face coverings or masks for anyone over the age of 2 years old. Some children may have difficulty adjusting to seeing others wearing face coverings and wearing them appropriately themselves. Read More

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Safety First: How We're Caring for Our Patients and Visitors During COVID-19

May 19, 2020

Health and safety of patients, families and staff have always been our top priorities and this hasn’t changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we paused some of our elective services and clinics as we learned more about COVID-19, we have remained committed to providing essential care. Read More

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Visitor Guidelines Now In Place

May 18, 2020

Sometimes it is necessary for Nationwide Children’s to take extra precautions to protect the health of our inpatients by reducing the number of visitors who enter inpatient units. Read More

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Ashley Eckstein’s Gratitude Reflections: How to Make a Gratitude Bouquet

May 14, 2020

I am a proud aunt to many nieces and nephews and while we have been staying at home, one of the things I am most grateful for is the time I’ve been able to spend with them. When Nationwide Children’s shared their “Growing Our Gratitude” activities, I was excited to share them with my family. Read More

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COVID-19 and Kawasaki Disease: What Parents Need to Know

May 12, 2020

Within a few weeks, clusters of sick kids with, what is being called, "Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome," started to appear in New York City and several other states. Some of these cases resembled a rare inflammatory illness called Kawasaki Disease. Read More

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6 Tips to Be a Supportive Stepparent

May 07, 2020

Taking two families and making them one is no doubt a challenging task. Using these tools below can help you and your family navigate the transition and help you be the best stepparent you can be. Read More

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Gratitude Reflections: Why Having Our Lives Turned Upside-Down Made Me More Grateful

May 05, 2020

The coronavirus has disrupted everyone’s lives and caused great hardship for many people, but some good has come out of it, too. Read More