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Posted by: Matthew Washam, MD, MPH on Nov 05, 2020


Flu season is here and flu vaccines are more readily available than ever before. You can obtain a flu shot at the grocery store, every corner drug store, community centers and certainly at your pediatrician’s office.

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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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Little boy in bed with the flu.

4 Things to Know If You Think Your Child Has the Flu

Feb 26, 2018

Should influenza find its way to you and your family, you will be faced with the decision to seek medical care or let the virus run its course. Trust the judgement of your health care provider regarding testing and treatment. Read More

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First Shoes: Choosing the Right Pair for Your Child

Feb 08, 2018

Parenting is full of wonderful moments, but it can also include a fair share of frustrations. One of those frustrations can be finding the right shoes for your toddler. However, you can follow some simple rules to make your child’s journey to walking a better experience. Read More

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Teaching Kids a Second Language: Can It Cause a Speech Delay?

Dec 14, 2017

It is important to know that parents who speak two or more languages should not only speak English to their child as a “quick fix” for a potential language delay. Read More

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The Joys and Dangers of Slime

Jul 24, 2017

At home, daycare and camp, kids (and adults) are clamoring to create and play with slime. Of course, slime is not new. Read More

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Speech and Communication Development - Birth to 3 Years

May 22, 2017

Speech and language understanding is the foundation for developing expressive communication skills, but every child will develop communication in his or her own unique way. Following general milestones will help you see if your child is on the right track. Read More

5 Thanksgiving Traditions to Start with Your Kids

Nov 18, 2016

Thanksgiving is full of traditions – turkey, pumpkin pie, and of course, quality time with family and friends. If you’re looking to add or begin new traditions, here are 5 you can start to spice up the holiday. 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

Choosing a Stroller: Best Tips to Keep Your Child Safe

Sep 23, 2016

Parents with young children have so many decisions to make and so many pieces of “equipment” to get. One of the bigger decisions is choosing a stroller that fits both your baby and your family’s lifestyle. There are many different options out there and it can get overwhelming. Read More