700 Children's® – A Blog by Pediatric Experts

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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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Epilepsy Surgery – Who Can Benefit?

Sep 22, 2023

Epilepsy is a condition where a person has recurrent seizures, or abnormal surges in brain electrical activity, from an irreversible cause. About 1 in every 26 people will have epilepsy at some point in their lives. Read More

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Kidney Abnormalities: How They Develop and Where They Are Located

Sep 20, 2023

There can be many differences in how the kidneys develop and where they are located. There are two main groups of kidney abnormalities: how the kidney develops within the womb and differences in shape and location. Read More

Raising Epilepsy Awareness in November

Sep 19, 2023

Chances are you probably know someone who has been diagnosed with some type of epilepsy. What exactly is epilepsy, you ask? Read More

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10 Things You Should Know About Sickle Cell Disease

Sep 19, 2023

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sickle cell disease affects about 100,000 people in the United States. Learn 10 things you should know about sickle cell disease. Read More

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The One Chip Challenge: Too Hot to Handle

Sep 18, 2023

While it may seem harmless to eat a single chip, these contain two of the hottest peppers in the world. The immediate effects felt after eating the chip come from the presence of capsaicin and can lead to dangerous side effects. Read More

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Oral Phenylephrine Doesn’t Work and the FDA Finally Recognized It

Sep 15, 2023

We’ve all seen the over-the-counter oral cough & cold and allergy medicines that contain phenylephrine. This ingredient is in many of these medications have been around since the early 1970s and has been touted to be effective at helping our stuffy noses when we get sick with a cold.  Read More

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If You See Abuse Follow the 3 Rs

Sep 14, 2023

You can do your part as an active bystander by responding appropriately to abuse. No matter the situation or who is involved, there are many resources available to victims and bystanders. Read More

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What Running Distances Are Safe for Children?

Sep 12, 2023

The American Academy of Pediatrics supports running and gives some helpful recommendations for families considering whether to have their children compete in longer distances, such as a 5K race or longer. Read More