Children


Part of being a parent is wanting what is best for your child.  Always growing and changing, children have their own unique health and emotional needs.   From helping their bodies grow strong, to helping them learn and develop important life skills, parenting comes with the need for caring and information.

Related Information

  • How To Talk To Your Kids About Sex

    Jason Hays, LCSW and Beth Petersen, PsyD, Deaconess Clinic Behavioral Health

    This blog is about the talk that no one wants to have: The Talk…the talk with your kids about sex, where babies come from, etc.

    But one of the first points we want to make is that this shouldn’t just be one talk—to really help your kids understand sexuality, and make good choices, there should be open communication over many years, and many discussions should be had.

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  • Being Smart About Online Health Information

    Gail Lee, Deaconess Health Science Librarian

    Researching health topics online can be frustrating, confusing and even scary, as it can be hard to know if information you find is correct and accurate. This article will empower you know how to find quality health information, and to recognize potentially bad sources of information.

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  • How To Talk To Your Teenager About Sex

    Jason Hays, LCSW, Deaconess Clinic Behavioral Health

    Many parents find it difficult to talk with their children about sex—they don’t want to say the wrong things, or have to think back about decisions they made as teenagers.  Teens may also be embarrassed, not trust their parent's advice, or prefer not to talk with their parents about it. But sex is an important topic to talk about.

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  • Common ENT Problems in Kids

    Dr. David Wahle, Deaconess Clinic ENT physician  

    Issues with ear, nose and throat health seem to be a part of childhood. I’ve been a practicing otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeon for more than 20 years here in Evansville.  In that time I’ve treated thousands of children who have had problems with their ears, nose and throat that required surgery.

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  • Having a Happy—and Safe—Holiday Season

    Lu Weil, Injury Prevention Coordinator, Deaconess Regional Trauma Center
     
    Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for many people, but the decorations, special activities and gatherings can cause safety issues.   So many visits to the ED—during the holidays and otherwise--can be prevented by taking safety precautions. Also, injuries, fires and other disasters that happen around the holidays seem to be extra-challenging and sad for those involved.

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  • Seasonal Affective Disorder – More Than the “Winter Blahs”

    Scott Gibson, LMHC, Clinical Supervisor, Outpatient Services, Deaconess Cross Pointe

    If you are one of the millions of Americans who finds themselves “in a funk” through the colder and darker months, you may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.

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  • Episodic Migraines: Treating Migraines Doesn’t Have to be a Headache

    Michelle Galen, MD, Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic
     
    Although migraine symptoms are consistent across classifications, there are two clinical distinctions: Episodic Migraines and Chronic Migraines.  Patients with episodic migraines experience 14 or fewer “headache days” per month whereas chronic migraine sufferers have 15 or more “headache days” per month.  

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  • Health Benefits of Giving

    We all know that it’s “good” to give. Giving to charitable causes helps these organizations to continue functioning, providing services, and helping the community. But did you know that giving is actually good for your physical and mental health? 

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  • On the Run: Managing Diarrhea

    Jacklyn Oakley, MD, Deaconess Clinic Family Medicine, Gateway Professional Building
     
    Few things can make a person as miserable as a case of diarrhea (also known as “the runs, “the trots” and other charming euphemisms).  No one wants to talk about it, but I’m going to because I want to help you know how to treat diarrhea well at home-- both to ease the misery as quickly as possible, and to possibly prevent an unnecessary doctor’s visit.  

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  • Keeping Pain in Check

    Brittney Fulcher, NP, Deaconess Comprehensive Pain Centers
     
    Pain will affect everyone at some point in their life. Pain can occur suddenly or can come about slowly and may vary in intensity from mild to more severe pain. The presence of pain is usually an indication that something is wrong within the body. Pain can be acute (temporary)—usually lasting three months or less--or chronic (long term). 

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