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Posted by: Mike Patrick, MD on Jan 21, 2020

It's that time of year: flu season! While the influenza virus can be severe and long-lasting, the bigger problem with the flu is the complications that arise during the infection.

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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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Part of the hard work of being a parent is being supportive. Children watch and absorb what we do and how we act. So here are a few ways to help parents be the strong and steadfast foundation that children need. Read More

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Laser Treatment for Burns: A New Procedure to Help Kids Heal

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Advances in care have increased the survival rate for patients with significant burn injuries, however the long-term problems of scar formation still exist. This is particularly important, as scarring can impair the mobility and range of motion of a growing child. Read More

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Give Back (to Yourself): 6 Reasons Why It's Good for You to Volunteer

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The power of volunteering has been studied for decades. You may already know how great it is for your mental health, but did you know there’s a growing body of research that volunteering is great for your physical health as well? Read More

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Shopping for Kids? Think Twice Before Buying a Device!

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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. Read More

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Antibiotics: When They Help and When They Hurt

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Imagine you are at the doctor’s office and your child is miserable with a fever, stuffy nose and sore throat. After the exam, the doctor suggests that the illness is most likely viral. Should you ask for an antibiotic anyway? Read More

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Don't Say It's Selfish: Suicide Is Not a Choice

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More than ever before, people understand that caring for our mental health is as important as caring for our physical health. However, there is still much work that needs to be done to break stigmas that contribute to unnecessary shame and misunderstanding of mental illness. Read More

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Is Melatonin Safe for Kids?

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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

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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