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Looking for alternatives to baby formula? Here are some do’s and don’ts

There are alternatives to baby formula, and here are some do’s and don’ts to help you feed your baby safely if you can’t find their normal formula. “We recommend that babies are either formula fed [...]

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Biologics for asthma can help limit children’s asthma attacks, other severe symptoms

For children with severe asthma who continue to have symptoms despite using daily controller inhalers, a newer type of therapy called biologics could be able to offer them some much-needed relief. “Biologics significantly can help [...]

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Skinny and unhealthy: Striving to be thin can put your life at risk

Even though anorexia nervosa can be life-threatening, adolescents with an eating disorder often feel being skinny makes them healthy, according to Brittany K. Badal, M.D., an adolescent medicine physician with Norton Children’s Medical Group – [...]

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Elementary students raise $40,000 for Norton Children’s Hospital

North Harrison Elementary School students raised $41,179.46 for Norton Children’s Hospital — the most the school has raised in more than 30 years of fundraisers. The Ramsey, Indiana, students raised $41,179.46 for Norton Children’s Hospital […]

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How to potty train your toddler with patience and fun

Before you begin to learn how to potty train your toddler, consider when to start toilet training. The child having dry diapers and the ability to pull up and down their pants are some key [...]

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Teaching lawn mower safety tips can help your child avoid serious injuries

Practicing lawn mower safety Injuries involving lawn care equipment can have devastating consequences, and families should teach lawn mower safety tips to their children. Children can be injured or killed during lawn mower accidents, and […]

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New breakthrough drugs for cystic fibrosis are helping kids feel better

There is no cure for cystic fibrosis (CF), but breakthrough new drugs recently have been approved for children as young as 4 months, with more in the research stages that target the genetic mutations responsible [...]

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A minor cut or scrape can lead to septic arthritis in children

What is septic arthritis in children? Septic arthritis is a painful infection that occurs inside of a joint, including the joint fluid (synovial fluid) or surrounding joint tissues. “Septic arthritis in children is caused by […]

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Oído de nadador vs. infección del oído y cómo saber diferenciarlos

This story is also available in English Comprender las diferencias entre el oído del nadador y las infecciones del oído y cómo reconocerlas puede ser difícil. El dolor de oído y las infecciones son comunes […]

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¿Es contagiosa la hiedra venenosa? ¿Cómo se propaga?

Is poison ivy contagious? How does it spread? La hiedra venenosa no es contagiosa y el aceite que causa la erupción y las ampollas puede quitarse fácilmente de la piel, mientras que la reacción dura […]

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Boy fighting cancer has passion for giving back

Methotrexate and vincristine are complex words for most, but 7-year-old Beckham Goodale knows them and can pronounce them just as well as any doctor. They’re words no child should know, but this is the reality [...]

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Born with half a heart, local boy may have biggest heart of all

It’s not a matter of how much heart you have, but how much heart you give. That is true for Johnathan Young. He was born with half of a working heart. Johnathan, age 11, is […]

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As insulin costs rise, many patients need help affording diabetes medication

The cost of insulin keeps rising, making it difficult for diabetes patients to afford their lifesaving medication. Today, one vial of insulin, which manages a diabetic’s blood sugar, can cost hundreds of dollars, forcing many […]

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Safety tips to help prevent teen distracted driving

When your child has newly obtained their driver’s license, handing over the keys can be anxiety inducing for parents. While a new driver can be excited to gain additional freedom and responsibilities, parents are often [...]

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Healthy blood pressure in children differs from adults

The commonly known “goal” for healthy blood pressure in adults is 120/80, but this guideline does not apply to many children. “What is considered a healthy reading for adults could indicate an unhealthy blood pressure […]

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