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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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Back Pain in Kids: The Ache of Children and Families

Sep 23, 2022

Many people associate back pain with the adult and elderly population. As it turns out, back pain in children and adolescents is common, and can be a real stressor to children and parents alike. Low back pain can prevent kids and teens from important daily activities such as carrying a book bag, participating in sports, and enjoying other activities that bring them joy. Read More

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Teen to Adult: Making a Medical Appointment

Sep 21, 2022

As adolescents move into young adulthood, they take on increasing responsibility for managing their own health care. By teaching your teen the necessary skills over time, this new responsibility will feel less overwhelming, and your teen will be one step closer to “adulting.” Read More

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E. Coli: What You Need to Know

Sep 20, 2022

With recent outbreaks of E. coli in the Midwest, knowing the signs of illness is important. Most E. coli infections in children are mild, with little to no medication needed; rest and high fluid intake may be prescribed.   Read More

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Bivalent COVID Vaccines: What You Need to Know

Sep 16, 2022

Bivalent COVID-19 vaccines are essentially updated booster shots—they will help to protect against variant strands of COVID-19 like omicron. Learn more about what makes this vaccine so special and how it can provide increased protection against COVID-19 and its variants. Read More

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Who Cleans the Hospital?

Sep 14, 2022

Environmental Services Week is a time to show appreciation for the workers who make sure health care facilities are kept clean, sanitary, and safe. Read More

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Protective Factors Help At-Risk Black Youth

Sep 12, 2022

Rates of suicide in Black youth have been rising and show an alarming reality. Although there is limited research on the causes behind this increase, we do know that this population has many unique protective factors that can help peers, providers, and parents’ opportunities to help youth at risk. Read More

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Flood Safety

Sep 09, 2022

Data suggests that natural disasters are increasing in frequency and intensity causing more destruction than at any other time in recorded history. Floods and flash floods are among the most frequent and impactful disasters in the United States. Read More

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Supporting Survivors of Suicide

Sep 07, 2022

You may be wondering what you can do to support your teen through this loss. Here are some important things you should know. Read More