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Posted by: Aila Co, MD on Nov 21, 2019


As Black Friday approaches, prices on electronics are dropping and toddlers are already using their parents’ phones. Is it a good time to get your child their own device this year? The answer is probably not.

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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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Is Melatonin Safe for Kids?

Nov 12, 2019

For some children who need help falling asleep, melatonin has become a commonly recommended supplement. Melatonin is safe, effective and widely available. Read More

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It's Cold and Flu Season - Visitor Restrictions Now In Place

Nov 11, 2019

During cold and influenza season it is necessary for Nationwide Children’s to take extra precautions to protect the health of our high-risk inpatients by restricting certain inpatient visitors from entering select inpatient units. Read More

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PMS: Learn the Facts About Premenstrual Syndrome

Nov 08, 2019

Most women of reproductive age experience mild behavioral or physical symptoms a few days before their period. These combined symptoms are considered premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Read More

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Prominent Ears, Small Ears and Skin Tags: When is Surgery Necessary for an Ear Condition?

Nov 06, 2019

Ear differences such as prominent ears, small/underdeveloped ears and skin tags can cause worry and distress. As a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, I often hear questions from parents related to hearing and surgery – here are some of the common ones. Read More

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4 Things Parents Should Know About Weighted Blankets

Nov 01, 2019

Weighted blankets may be showing up on your social media feed as the “next best thing.” However, there are some things you should know before trying a weighted blanket for someone in your family. Read More

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Beyond Video Games and Social Media: 3 Tips to Limit Screen Time and Add Exercise

Oct 29, 2019

Trying to take screen time away from kids will cause whining and sometimes anger. If you focus on adding physical activity slowly, screen time will go down as a result. Read More

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Candy and Tooth Decay: 4 Tips for a Healthier Halloween

Oct 24, 2019

You might think that dentists dislike Halloween, but it’s not true! We like to celebrate with you and your family, but we don’t want your child to be visiting us later with a toothache. Read More

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Choosing the Best Technology to Manage Your Child’s Diabetes

Oct 22, 2019

The ultimate goal is to find a cure for diabetes. Until then, available technology can help lessen the burden and allow diabetes to fit more easily into a family’s lifestyle. Read More