700 Children's® – A Blog by Pediatric Experts

Posted by: Rustin Morse, MD on Feb 01, 2023

As of February 1, 2023, there is a change in Ohio’s Medicaid system. Many families won’t notice a difference. Some, especially those who are new to Medicaid, may have questions about the system and the way insurance covers their health care.

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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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Endorphins: Boosting Your Mood the Natural Way

Jan 12, 2023

Endorphins function as natural pain relievers; they are known as “feel-good” chemicals because your body produces them to block pain or stress, which puts you in a more positive state of mind. Endorphins are released every time you participate in any activity that brings you pleasure. Learn why they are important. Read More

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Can Children Get Pancreatitis?

Jan 11, 2023

Until quite recently, pancreatitis was thought to be almost exclusively a disease of adults and most frequently associated with alcohol abuse. However, pancreatitis occurs in all age groups, even infants. Read More

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The Pee Palette: What Do All of Those Colors Mean?

Jan 10, 2023

Dehydration can often lead to constipation, which is when you do not poop enough, and headaches, which can be very uncomfortable. A big way to check if our bodies are dehydrated is by looking at the color of our urine. Read More

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HPV Vaccine for Boys: Cancer Protection for the Future

Jan 06, 2023

Human papillomavirus is a group of viruses that can cause warts on different parts of the body. The common types of HPV can cause cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancers. Read More

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Young Blood Donors: What You Need to Know

Jan 04, 2023

Donating blood is a personal decision. Blood donations help save lives and benefit people of all ages. Here are some things you need to know if you are thinking about donation. Read More

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Our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2022

Dec 29, 2022

Each December, yearly wrap-ups and written reflections fill our inboxes and social media feeds. We love to join in with our version: The 700 Children’s Blog Top 10! We have assembled a “one stop shop” for the 10 blog posts that received the most clicks this year. Read More

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Organizing Your Home Safely

Dec 27, 2022

While I understand how satisfying this may be, or how tempting it may be to stage a room for the perfect Instagram or TikTok moment, some things really need to stay in their original containers, specifically medications and cleaning products. Read More


Finally, A Use for the Appendix!

Dec 22, 2022

The appendix is a finger-like tube that is located in the lower section of the stomach and is a part of the gastrointestinal tract. It has a reputation for being an organ that has no use and can cause problems, but now it can be put to work! Read More