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Posted by: Mike Patrick, MD on Jan 13, 2021


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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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What Does it Take to Get a Medication Approved Through the FDA?

Jan 07, 2021

Medications are approved through the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The process to gain FDA approval for a new medication can be long and expensive. Read More

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Urinary Tract Infections In Babies

Jan 06, 2021

Many parents may not know that babies can get infections in their urinary tract. In fact, childhood urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for more than 1 million pediatrician visits each year in the US. Read More

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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2020

Dec 30, 2020

While 2020 was indeed a challenge, we hope a look back at the top 10 blog posts we published over the last 12 months will be a reminder of how we worked our way through a public health crisis together. Read More

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What to Do if Your Child Rolls Their Ankle

Dec 28, 2020

If your child has chronic ankle instability, or rolls their ankle, it is caused by the repetitive “giving out” of the outside of the ankle. This occurs after repeatedly spraining the same ankle over time and not letting the sprains heal properly.
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Racism: A Public and Pediatric Health Crisis

Dec 24, 2020

Over the last several months, many states, local governments and health care organizations – including Nationwide Children’s Hospital – have declared racism a “public health crisis.” Read More

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10 Tips for Talking to Your Children about Opioids

Dec 21, 2020

The abuse of and addiction to opioid-based prescription drugs has skyrocketed in recent years and it’s imperative for parents to educate their children about the dangers of this serious national crisis. Read More

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Telehealth: Serving Patients From Afar

Dec 17, 2020

Physical therapists are always working to optimize their patients’ ability to move and improve their health. With the restrictions created by the global COVID-19 pandemic, this year they had to get creative. Telehealth was the answer to this problem. Read More

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Transition of Care: Helping Teens Become More Involved in Their Healthcare

Dec 15, 2020

"Transition of care" is the preparation of teenagers and young adults to become more involved in their own healthcare, help them learn how to make medical decisions and eventually assist them in a planned move from pediatric healthcare providers to adult providers. Read More