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Posted by: Monica Ardura, DO on Nov 23, 2020


Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by the fungus, Histoplasma capsulatum, which is found as spores in soil, bird and bat droppings and some decaying materials. It is the most common fungal infection in North America.

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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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Are Kids with Congenital Heart Disease at Higher Risk for COVID-19?

Oct 07, 2020

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect, occurring in about 1 in every 100 births. If adults with underlying heart conditions are at increased risk for COVID-19, researchers wondered if the same would hold true for children. Read More

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Smart Toys: What Parents Need to Know

Oct 05, 2020

Parents and caregivers should be cautious with any toy that has cameras or microphones, has GPS or Internet connectivity, or requests and stores data. Read More

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5 Tips to Help You Prepare for a Telehealth Visit

Oct 01, 2020

Telemedicine can be a convenient and safe way to communicate with your provider in real time. Here are some tips to making your telemedicine video visit successful and less stressful! Read More

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5 Things I’ve Learned as a Cancer Survivor and Physician

Sep 29, 2020

We all have our own reasons for being in health care. For me, it’s personal. I was diagnosed with high risk B acute lymphoblastic leukemia at 11 years old. Read More

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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