Posted by: Ann Pakalnis, MD on Jan 30, 2024


Migraines are one of the leading causes of disability and missed school in children. So when is your child’s head pain more than just a headache? And when should you see your pediatrician?

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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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Returning to School After Concussion

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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?

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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

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Febrile Seizures: What Are They and Can They Be Prevented?

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Febrile seizures are the most common type of seizure in children, but that doesn’t make it any less stressful when it happens to your child. Read about the different kinds of febrile seizures and when it may be necessary for your child to see a pediatric neurologist. Read More

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Signs of Stroke in Children

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In children and teens, stroke shares symptoms with many health problems that occur far more commonly. When these signs suddenly occur in some combination, the suspicion for stroke is much greater.  Read More

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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Improving Patient Care Through Teamwork

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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic disease that causes muscle weakness, eventual loss of the ability to walk, and failure of the heart and lung. Boys with DMD typically do not survive past their twenties, but standardization of care and cutting edge research is changing this outlook. Read More

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Kids and Treatment for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

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From the age of five through adulthood, trauma is the leading cause of death, and many traumatic injuries involve brain injury. Fortunately, the majority of traumatic brain injuries are mild, but nevertheless, some children will experience a severe traumatic brain injury. Read More

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The Story Behind the Ranking: What It Means to Be Named One of America’s Top 10 Children’s Hospitals by US News and World Report

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We work every day to provide the best possible care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and our most important seal of approval is the trust of the families we serve. Read More

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Epilepsy and Learning Disabilities: Helping Children at School

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Epilepsy is not just about seizures. What many people don’t realize is that for some children with epilepsy, problems with learning and school performance can sometimes be harder to deal with than the seizures themselves. Read More