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Posted by: Blake Skinner on Dec 13, 2018

When I was graduating from high school, I wish I had known as much then about picking a college as I do now. As parents and students, there’s very little information available to prepare you for the journey of applying to schools and choosing your best option!

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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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Hirschprung Disease

Treating Hirschsprung Disease: Meet Doctor Richard Wood

Nov 16, 2018

Hirschsprung disease is a congenital malformation where the nerves and ganglion cells within the colon do not develop properly. This occurs in 1 out of 5,000 live births. Read More

Complex Concussion

Post Concussive Syndrome: When Concussion Symptoms Linger

Nov 14, 2018

It is expected that most children will return to typical functioning within 3-4 weeks following a concussion. A small portion of children can experience symptoms that continue for a longer duration. This is called Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS). Read More

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Pilonidal Disease: Using Laser Hair Removal to Prevent a Chronic Skin Infection

Nov 13, 2018

Pilonidal disease is a chronic skin infection in the crease of the buttocks, affecting more than 70,000 people each year. A new treatment with laser hair removal may more safe and effective than shaving or surgery. Read about this option and find out if your child may qualify for our study. Read More

Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation

What is Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation (OTC)?

Nov 07, 2018

Many medical conditions require treatment that can impact long term fertility and reproductive health. OTC is a procedure that may allow girls and young women the opportunity to have children later in life by removing and freezing ovarian tissue before these treatments start. Read More

Hospice and Palliative Care

Massage Therapy and Music Therapy: Co-Treatment in Home-Based Care

Nov 05, 2018

Hospice and Home-Based Palliative teams help provide support to patients dealing with life-limiting and terminal illnesses. Two therapies proven to be effective in helping this patient population are music therapy and massage therapy Read More


What Parents Need to Know About Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

Nov 02, 2018

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare condition that has received much attention recently. The reports are scary, with most cases involving young healthy children who suffer from muscle weakness or paralysis that can last a long time. Read More

Diabetes Type 1

10 Things You Need to Know about Type 1 Diabetes

Nov 01, 2018

Having a child diagnosed with a life-long condition like diabetes can be very overwhelming, difficult and frustrating, but being informed can help you and your child manage this disease. Here's 10 things you need to know about type 1 diabetes. Read More

Body Positivity

Body Positivity: An Important Message for Girls, AND Boys

Oct 30, 2018

As social media continues to play a major role in our society, talking to your child about body positivity is more important than ever - and it’s not just a topic for girls. Boys struggle with body image too. Read More