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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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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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FDA: Homeopathic teething products unsafe

Heads up, parents. While homeopathic teething tablets may sound like a safe and natural remedy to ease your baby’s swollen gums, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning potential side effects could be harmful or even deadly to infants and children. The tablets are readily available in retail…
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Artist Donates Sculpture to Honor Former Patient

Ben Breedlove lived with a serious heart condition that ultimately led to his sudden death at age 18 on Christmas Day, 2011. Throughout his life, Breedlove suffered a number of cardiac arrests. His first happened when he was just 4 years old. Afterwards, he described having visions of angels…
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Feeling more than just the baby blues? Talk it out

Study shows new moms can benefit from psychotherapy A recently published study shows that new moms can benefit from psychotherapy to help with postpartum depression. Constant crying, midnight feedings, sleep deprivation and diaper changes can make any new mom feel blue. But what about when it’s more serious?…
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Kids and sports: Don’t specialize too soon

New study shows playing a variety of sports may prevent injury in young kids A growing number of kids in the U.S. are playing sports seriously at a young age, but new research shows specializing in one single sport too soon may not be the healthiest for your…
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Hook ‘em Horns: Dell Children’s glows orange

There’s another orange tower glowing in Austin’s skyline. Following a football victory by the University of Texas Longhorns Saturday night, Dell Children’s lit its tower orange in support of the team who has visited patients and families at the hospital for nearly a decade. For the remaining football season,…
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