700 Children's® – A Blog by Pediatric Experts

Posted by: Alana Milton, MD , Sara Schroder, MD , Vanessa Shanks, MD, FAAP on Aug 03, 2021

As we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, it is important to debunk some common myths about human milk feeding that can make things harder for new parents.

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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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Infection Prevention After a Bone Marrow Transplant

Jul 28, 2021

A weak immune system makes a patient more vulnerable to infection and taking away medications early to boost the immune system may help prevent or treat infections, but may also raise the risk of GvHD. Read More

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Safe Living After a Bone Marrow Transplant

Jul 26, 2021

Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT), more commonly known as bone marrow transplantation, is a procedure for used for some patients with cancer, immune deficiencies, or other genetic diseases. Read More

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Make Easy Work of Chores

Jul 23, 2021

Teaching children to take on household jobs helps build their confidence, increases competence with specific skills, strengthens their sense of responsibility and allows them to feel proud and happy about being helpful family members. Read More

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Down Syndrome Life Expectancy Is Higher, But Not For Everyone

Jul 21, 2021

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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What You Need to Know about Strep Throat

Jul 19, 2021

You’ve probably heard of strep throat, but what exactly is this common condition? Read on to find out! Read More

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Advance Child Tax Credit Payments: What Should Families Do?

Jul 16, 2021

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

Jul 14, 2021

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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Keeping Children and Adolescents Healthy: The Importance of Vaccines

Jul 12, 2021

Polio. Diphtheria. Mumps. The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us how deadly and disruptive diseases like these can be. That’s why it’s more important than ever to stay up to date with vaccines. Read More