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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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Your Child Has Talked About Ending Their Life: What's Next?

Sep 10, 2018

Talking to your child about suicide may be the toughest and most uncomfortable conversation you ever have, but it may also be the most important. Listening makes your child more comfortable about sharing thoughts and feelings that are upsetting and deeply personal. Read More

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Tips for Helping Your Child Stay Adjusted to the School Year

Aug 28, 2018

With the school year underway, it can be difficult to keep up the momentum to support your child’s adjustment year round. Here are some tips to help your child stay adjusted to school routines and expectations. Read More

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Suicide: The Conversation We Should Have With Our Kids

Aug 14, 2018

One of the best things we can do is give our young people the power to talk about mental health issues and topics as challenging as suicide without shutting the door. Even if your child is doing well, this is a powerful opportunity to help your child see it is okay to be emotionally open and could help them talk openly with friends. Read More

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Driving With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Transitioning to Greater Independence

Jul 17, 2018

When considering the world of driving, there are a number of tips that can be helpful to make sure that your child with Autism is ready and that you are comfortable with this big step in the transition to adulthood and greater independence: Read More

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Nurturing and Developing a Positive Relationship with Your Child

Jul 13, 2018

Developing and engaging in healthy ways can seem even more complex amid juggling work, school, friends, social media and technology. Despite these challenges, it is still possible to build a strong relationship with our children through creative activities. Read More

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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

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ADHD Changes in Children as They Grow and Develop

May 31, 2018

It is difficult to predict whether an individual with ADHD will experience a significant improvement in symptoms and impairment over time; but, individuals with more severe ADHD symptoms, greater impairments in functioning, family histories of ADHD and additional psychiatric diagnoses (e.g., mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders) appear most at risk for continued difficulties. Read More

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How to Have a Successful Summer: Building Deeper Connections with Your Kids

May 24, 2018

Your relationship with your child is the most important predictor of their future self and success. Fancy vacations are not necessary to create joyful moments. Spending quality time playing and learning together will help you nourish that relationship and grow together. Read More