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Posted by: Lourdes Hill, LPCC-S on Jun 20, 2019

One in five children is living with a mental illness, and 50 percent of all lifetime mental illnesses start by the age of 14. Studies show that LGBTQ youth may experience more negative mental health outcomes than their peers.

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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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Dispelling Allergy Myths with Social Media

Dispelling Medical Myths with Social Media

May 14, 2019

As a pediatric allergist, I meet families from all types of backgrounds who share concerns about common childhood conditions such as asthma, environmental allergies, food allergies and eczema. These topics generate quite a few questions from primary care colleagues and other specialists. Read More

Supporting Children's Mental Health

How to Support Children’s Mental Health

May 09, 2019

In recognition of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 9, here are a few tips for parents and caregivers – and other adults who can help support the children around them. Read More


Hemangiomas: What Are They and How Are They Treated?

May 07, 2019

A hemangioma is a benign tumor of blood vessels. It usually appears around 2-4 weeks of age as a small red-pink patch. It then grows rapidly for 5-6 months and continues to grow slowly until 1 year of age. Read More

Peer Relationships

Teens and Peer Relationships: Helping Kids Navigate Friendship

May 02, 2019

Helping your teen think through things or prompting them to make decisions on their own, without the influence of friends, can encourage the development of healthy and positive peer relationships. Read More

Child and Mother

Kids and Chronic Illness: From IEPs to Social Settings

Apr 30, 2019

There is no one “right” answer to the question of who and what to share about your child’s medical condition. It is a decision based on each families’ values, priorities and comfort level. Consider these questions as you and your family work through this decision. Read More

Autism and Sleep

Autism and Sleep: Setting up Routines for Bedtime Success

Apr 25, 2019

Everyone needs sleep, but getting enough sleep can be hard. Sleep problems are especially common in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Here are ideas that may be helpful for improving sleep in children with ASD. Read More

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Recognizing Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect

Apr 23, 2019

Protecting children from abuse and neglect is a community responsibility. Most adults want to help, but are unsure of how to get involved. Remember to follow the three Rs. Read More


Measles Virus: Facts for Families

Apr 23, 2019

Measles is a highly contagious virus that spreads through the air from coughing and sneezing. It is a vaccine-preventable infection. Symptoms of measles usually occur one to two weeks after exposure to an infected individual. Read More