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Codeine is not for kids

Dell Children’s expert supports FDA warning against use of certain cough and pain medications in children Before you fill that prescription for your child’s pain or nasty cough, take caution, says the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has strengthened its warning on prescription cough and…
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Dell Children’s Emergency Care now at Seton Northwest

The world-class pediatric emergency care of Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is now available in Northwest Austin. Families with infants, children and teens can visit the ER at Seton Northwest Hospital to get the same high-quality care of Dell Children’s in Austin. Dell Children’s pediatric emergency…
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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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