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.

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  • Autism: Knowing the Signs and the Importance of Early Intervention

    Sara Dillon, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Certified Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist, Deaconess Riley Children’s Services

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability.  Many people don’t understand autism and the importance of recognizing signs and symptoms in young children so they can get the early help they need.   

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  • Managing Spring Allergies

    Dr. Anne McLaughlin, Deaconess Clinic Allergist 
    Does this spring find you sneezing, sniffling and itching?  You’re in good company right now, in large part due to the high tree pollen counts.  

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  • Helping Kids Develop Healthy Eating Habits

    Dr. Taniza Karim, Pediatrician, Deaconess Clinic Boonville
    Every day we learn more about the importance of nutrition in the health of children, both now and as they become adults.  And every day, many parents find themselves begging, bartering and bewildered in the face of getting their kids to eat healthy food.
     

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  • Ragweed Allergy Options for Children: Ease the Sneeze

    By Majed Koleilat, MD   Allergy and Immunology, Deaconess Clinic
     
    Ragweed is a pervasive flowering plant that is nearly inescapable and the cause of allergies worldwide.  Allergens and ragweed specifically can be especially dangerous for children.  Allergic symptoms can manifest differently in children, and since children spend more time outside, they are therefore subject to more ragweed exposure.  

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  • Big Boo-Boos – How to Know When Your Child’s Injury Needs Medical Attention

    By Dr. Taniza Karim, Pediatrician, Deaconess Clinic Boonville

    Bumps and bruises, bangs and scrapes are all part of being a child.  But as children play, sometimes more serious injuries can happen, and parents have to decide if a trip to the doctor, urgent care or emergency room is needed.

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  • All About Head Lice

    Dr. Nancy Grauso-Eby, Deaconess Clinic Pediatrician
    Anyone can get head lice.  Head lice are most common in preschool- and elementary school-aged children. It doesn’t matter how clean your home or hair may be.  It doesn’t matter where children and families live, play and work. 

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  • Myths about Concussions

    Gina Topper, PA-C talks about common myths about concussions.

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  • Protecting Your Family From Bug Bites

    Dr. Nancy Grauso-Eby, Pediatrician, Deaconess Clinic West
    Summer time means being outside.  And sometimes, that means that insects think that we’re delicious, and begin to bite.
     Fortunately, most bites by mosquitos, flies, fleas and even ticks do NOT cause disease. That being said, the best thing to do for your kids and yourself is to try to prevent the bite in the first place.

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  • Father's Day

    Dr. Ron Pyle, Neonatologist at The Women's Hospital
    A day to remember for some, a day to reflect for others and hopefully a day to celebrate all our fathers and what they mean to us. For me, it is a day to say thank you to my hero, my role model, my father. It is also a day to measure how I’m doing as a Dad.
     

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  • Top 20 Water Safety Tips for Children

    Dr. Taniza Karim, Deaconess Clinic Pediatrician 
    While enjoying the water is a memorable part of summer, water is one of the most ominous hazards your child will encounter. Young children can drown in only a few inches of water, even if they’ve had swimming instruction.  For youngsters in middle childhood, drowning ranks behind only motor-vehicle accidents as the leading cause of death.

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