700 Children's® – A Blog by Pediatric Experts

Posted by: Lindsay Schwartz on Oct 28, 2020


These days, more and more children are being tested for COVID-19. The swab is different from anything many of us have ever experienced, and advance preparation can help make the test less scary for kids. Here are some tips for 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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The Importance of Having a Relationship With Your Child's Pediatrician

Sep 25, 2020

Find out why seeing a pediatric primary care provider (PCP) - a physician or nurse practitioner who knows your child best - is crucial to your child’s health.  Read More

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Why Do Kids Need to Go to the Doctor so Often?

Sep 24, 2020

If you’re a parent, I don’t need to tell you how fast children grow – physically and emotionally. And your questions and concerns grow right along with them. This is why well child visits are so important. Read More

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COVID-19 and Sleep: Is Your Child Getting Enough Rest?

Sep 24, 2020

Getting a good night’s sleep is so important to our mental and physical health. Like so many things recently, COVID-19 has significantly disrupted the sleep of children and adolescents. So what can we do to get back to a healthy sleep routine? Read More

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Panic Attack or Anxiety Attack? What Is the Difference?

Sep 22, 2020

With school starting and a socially-distanced fall right around the corner, many of us are experiencing more stress and anxiety. Occasionally, a build-up of stress can cause uncomfortable physical changes that can make us feel like something is wrong with our body. Read More

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Asthma and Cleaning Products: A Complicated Relationship

Sep 16, 2020

Many people can have well-controlled asthma for months at a time, then suddenly develop difficulty breathing after coming in contact with one of their triggers. Read More

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Babies and Senses: Your Questions Answered

Sep 14, 2020

In honor of her appearance on the Netflix show “Babies,” we collected questions from our community for Dr. Nathalie Maitre, neonatologist and Principal Investigator of Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Baby Brain Optimization Project (BBOP). Read More

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Managing Lymphatic Flow Disorders: Expanding Care Through Collaboration

Sep 11, 2020

Lymphatic disorders in children are rare conditions that arise when this system is disrupted by either abnormal development, injury, or as a result of some types of cardiac disease. These conditions can result in significant losses in important proteins, electrolytes and other nutritional elements. Read More

Non-Surgical Appendicitis Treatment Gives Parents Options

Sep 10, 2020

Typically, when most parents hear the word appendicitis, they also hear the word surgery. But what if there was another treatment option that didn’t require surgery? Read More