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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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Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

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. Read More

What Parents Need to Know About Adenovirus

Jan 23, 2018

Winter months bring attention to influenza. And while it’s important for parents to be familiar with the symptoms, treatment and complications of the flu, moms and dads should also be on the lookout for other viruses that strike this time of year. Read More

Cystic Fibrosis: Diagnosis, Treatment and a Team Approach

Nov 07, 2017

When most people hear “cystic fibrosis” (CF) they think of a lung disease, if they know what CF is at all. While CF is a pulmonary disease, it also impacts other systems of the body. In fact, CF was discovered as a disease involving the gastrointestinal (GI) system. Read More

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