Posted by: Nancy Auer on Oct 27, 2023

Chances are you probably know someone who has been diagnosed with some type of epilepsy. What exactly is epilepsy, you ask?

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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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Got ADHD Medication? What Parents Need to Know About the Shortage

Mar 20, 2023

After already having experienced infant formula, children’s pain reliever, antibiotics, and flu medication shortages, pediatric care providers and families are now struggling with the challenge of shortages of medications prescribed for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Read More

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Balancing Independence and Support for Young Adults

May 31, 2022

When your child turns 18, they become a legal adult. This means that they are now fully responsible for their medical care decisions, and their doctors and nurses can talk only to them. Read More

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From Teen to Adult: Learning About Their Medications

Apr 28, 2022

When taking medicine is an important part of your child’s care, talking to them in an age-appropriate way about their prescriptions starting when they are young will help them as they grow and start to do more on their own. Increasing their skills when they are teenagers will help them manage their own care as adults. Read More

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Common Co-diagnoses Occurring with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Mar 31, 2022

People who have autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may also have additional health diagnoses (co-occurring conditions). Learn more about these common conditions. Read More

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PediDOSE: Faster Help for Children with Seizures

Mar 10, 2022

The Pediatric Dose Optimization for Seizures in EMS (PediDOSE) trial evaluates whether an age-based, calculation-free method of quickly giving the right midazolam dose improves outcomes in children. Read More

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Head Injury: When It’s More Than a Bonk on the Head

Feb 18, 2022

Most parents can agree, children seem prone to head injuries. As children grow up and start playing sports, concussions become one of the most common sports-related injuries. Read More

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Returning to School After Concussion

Dec 28, 2021

If your child has a concussion, you should ask the healthcare provider managing your child’s concussion to provide clear guidance on when your child can safely return-to-school following their injury. Read More

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Functional Movement Disorder: What Is It and Why Are Cases on the Rise?

Aug 31, 2021

Health care providers are seeing an interesting trend as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Functional movement disorder is on the rise in teenagers. The cause? Some experts say screen time habits may play a part, but more research is needed to determine the exact reason. Read More