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7 Health Benefits of Birth Control

Posted by: Sarah Saxbe on Sep 25, 2018

If a female is prescribed hormonal birth control, the medication “tricks” the ovaries into thinking that the woman is already pregnant, thus holding back the egg from being popped into the fallopian tubes. What many don’t understand, however, is that this reaction can trigger or prevent other functions in the body, which could be perceived as beneficial by the woman taking the medication. 

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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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Picky Eating: How to Help Change a Child's Food Habits

Jun 28, 2018

Picky eating is common among young children, but picky eaters aren’t just kids who refuse to eat vegetables. Here are ways to help better understand this problem and how to manage it. Read More

Gluten-Free Eating: Food and Nutrition Tips for Your Child

Oct 05, 2017

Even though only one percent of the population has celiac disease, there are many people who are on a gluten free diet for other reasons. Some studies, including a 2015 survey by Consumer Reports, show that more than one-third of the U.S. population is limiting or cutting out gluten. Read More

Winter Workout: Exercise During TV Commercials

Jan 20, 2017

As always, consult with your child’s physician before implementing any new exercise routine. How do you keep your family active throughout the winter? By encouraging them to step away from the couch or computer, and get moving during the commercials of their favorite TV show! Staying active Read More

Kids and Nutrition: Making Vegetables Taste Good

Jan 16, 2017

Getting kids to eat vegetables is not always an easy task. Because they are low in calories, sugar, fat, and salt, many kids find the taste of vegetables less than appealing. Read More

Nutrition Therapy - Dietitians Practicing What They Teach

Jan 13, 2017

Have you ever wondered if your doctor or member of your medical team would choose the same treatment they recommend to you? What if that treatment were difficult, like following a special diet? For the past three years the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center at Nationwide Children’s Read More

Healthy Holiday Eating: Salads, Dips and Spreads

Dec 23, 2016

Leading up to the holidays, meal preparation often becomes challenging. It’s a great time to work on cleaning out the pantry, cooking simply, and most importantly trying to keep it healthy. Read More

Understanding the Dangers of Treadmills

Nov 01, 2016

Exercise equipment is commonly used to improve personal health and well-being and treadmills account for about 25% of exercise equipment purchased for home use. Previous studies have shown that the rate of treadmill-related injuries appears to be rising. Read More

Parenting at Mealtime: There's an App for That

Sep 30, 2016

Keeping up with nutrition trends is as hard as keeping up with your kids. The list of recommendations changes constantly and leaves most of us confused about what is right for our family. We all want our children to eat healthy, well-balanced diets, but then there is reality. Read More