How to spot pink eye and when to see a doctor

Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, doesn’t always require medical treatment and, in most cases, is mild and will clear up on its own. “The symptoms of pink eye can vary depending on whether it’s caused by […]

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Am I using timeouts correctly? Probably not

Perhaps parents need a timeout from giving timeouts. According to a new study, most parents use timeouts as a form of disciplining a misbehaving child. The study, which surveyed hundreds of moms and dads of […]

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Dry cough in kids and other coughs explained

A kid’s cough can be a sign of a simple cold or something more serious that needs medical attention. Here are six types of coughs, including dry coughs in kids, and how to handle them. […]

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What exactly is enterovirus?

If you have kids, you’re no stranger to sick days this time of year. The culprit? Many times an enterovirus. While it sounds scary, it’s usually just something that needs to run its course. Every […]

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Peanuts no longer a no-no

More children will now know the joys of a PB&J, a Reese’s cup and hundreds of other treats otherwise off-limits. That’s because new research shows that introducing babies to peanut-containing foods can protect their immune […]

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The holiday tummy trouble trap

If you think holiday overeating is just for adults, think again. Children, too, can fall into the trap of eating too much sweet, rich food that results in some major tummy troubles. And these troubles […]

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Practice offers food pantry for families

While performing an exam on a new patient at Norton Children’s Hospital Medical Associates – Broadway last fall, pediatrician Erin R. Frazier, M.D., learned that the teen, along with her mom and sister, had just […]

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Get summer off to a running start

Global Running Day on Wednesday, June 1, celebrates running as a way to stay healthy. More than 2 million runners from across the globe, in 177 countries, have pledged to get up and go for […]

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What’s up, Doc?

Parents play the biggest role on their child’s health care team. Know how to keep your child healthy and what to expect as your child grows with these tips from Libby Mims, M.D., pediatrician with Norton […]

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Legos for life

Aiden Johnson, an 11-year-old who courageously fought cancer not once, but twice, recently made the news. He worked with community partner Texas Roadhouse to raise nearly $31,500. The money raised went to purchase $15,000 worth […]

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So your boy is becoming a man?

More decades ago than I’d like to admit, when I was entering that confusing and awkward stage called puberty, I snuck a couple of well-worn books out of my church’s lending library — one about […]

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How to avoid school-related illnesses and injuries

Parents and kids are back to morning routines and nightly homework. Yet for many, the school year brings another obstacle. Sharing classroom supplies, close contact on the playground and seasonal viruses lead to illnesses and […]

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