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New heart mapping technology at Dell Children’s

At nine years old, Sofia Dahlberg is a typical vivacious and active kid. When not playing volleyball or tennis, she’s honing her acting skills, most recently as Miss Hannigan in her school’s performance of Annie. But because of an abnormal heart rhythm (cardiac arrhythmia) diagnosed at age…
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“Spring forward” sleep tips for kids

Right about the time when you get your toddler, young child or teen on a good sleep schedule, daylight saving time comes around to destroy all your hard work. While it’s tough enough for adults to adjust to a new schedule, experts say losing an hour of sleep can…
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Flu: Are you protected?

Doctors say it’s not too late to get the flu shot When it comes to addressing health concerns, sooner rather than later is best; when it comes to flu shots, better late than never also rings true. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…
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Is “Facebook depression” real among adolescents and children?

Experts still unclear on social media’s link to depression, but signs point to possible risks  Logging in to your favorite social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to catch up on what’s new can border on obsession, especially among adolescents and children. Whether social media exposure has a negative…
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Avoiding Trauma by Toys: Tips for holiday toy-buying

Every parent looks forward to seeing their child’s face light up at the sight of a new toy during the holidays. But as we begin to shop for our little ones, emergency room physicians say safety should be at the top of our shopping list. To help parents make…
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Pediatric Urgent Care

While staying active is an important part of your child’s health and happiness, no parent can completely protect his or her children from minor injuries. Similarly, no matter how much your family prioritizes good health, illnesses can’t always be prevented. In the event of a non-emergent incident that needs prompt…
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Cholesterol: All in the family?

Blood tests during immunizations can detect high cholesterol risks in children, parents Routine immunization visits can help prevent diseases before they strike. Now, a study from the New England Journal of Medicine shows that an additional heel stick during these appointments can identify genetic markers for high cholesterol –…
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