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Posted by: Mike Patrick, MD on Jul 03, 2018

Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease is a common childhood illness caused by a virus. Be aware of symptoms, treatment and prevention to help set your child on course for a speedy recovery.

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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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Helping Your Child With Lupus: From Team Care to Sun Smarts

Sep 28, 2017

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a challenging disease given the unpredictability of flares, the potential for involving any organ system in the body, the side effects of some of the medications used for treatment and the stress of living with a potentially life-threatening disease. Read More

Lupus and Kids: Understanding Child Onset Disease

Sep 26, 2017

As a pediatric rheumatologist, I diagnose and treat kids with chronic autoimmune diseases. "Chronic" means that it can last for a long time. "Autoimmune" means that there is a disorder of the immune system, which, instead of protecting the body from bacteria and viruses, attacks the patient’s Read More

Chronic Pain Management in Children: What Parents Need to Know

Sep 19, 2017

Dealing with chronic pain can be a struggle not only for the person experiencing it firsthand, but also for their family and caregivers. It is particularly difficult watching a child in pain. Read More

3 Things You Need to Know About West Nile Virus

Aug 08, 2017

For many children, summer means two things: bed time is extended and friends come over to play all day. Unfortunately, your child’s playtime invitation may extend to one particular uninvited guest - the mosquito. Read More

22q Deletion Syndrome: Why Team Care is the Best Care

Jul 20, 2017

Children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q) and related disorders, such as 22q11.2 duplication syndrome, have unique medical, developmental, and behavioral health needs that must be addressed by a variety of specialists beyond the traditional medical care model. Read More

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Toxic Stress: How the Body's Response Can Harm a Child's Development

Jul 13, 2017

Stress that occurs continually, or is triggered by multiple sources, can take a toll on a child’s health. Toxic stress that children suffer not only shapes their emotional lives as adults, but also affects their physical health and longevity. Read More

Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy in Children

Jun 22, 2017

What is “heart failure”? Heart failure is a clinical diagnosis in which the heart isn’t pushing enough blood forward, due to impaired filling or impaired emptying, to meet the demands of all of the organs. Read More

Ticks and Illness: Lyme Disease and Powassan Virus

Jun 05, 2017

Warm weather has arrived – the sun is shining and the days are longer, but unfortunately ticks may be joining you as you spend more time outdoors. Predictions for 2017 show the U.S. Read More