My Health Articles

  • 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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  • Setting Social Media Boundaries for Kids and Teens

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

    As a parent, setting healthy social media boundaries for your children can make a significant difference in their emotional health, school performance, development and more.  

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  • Kids and Stress

    Dr. Pamela Rogers, MD Pediatrics Deaconess Clinic 

    Kids and stress. Growing up can be hard sometimes, and back-to-school is a time of change, growth and yes, stress.  

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  • Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

    Deaconess MyHealth editorial staff

    Trying to think of some new ideas for healthy snacks for kids?  We’ve done the looking for you! Below are some cute, creative and nutritious snack ideas for kids of all ages.

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  • Be Smart and Buckle Up—Here’s Why

    Lu Weil, Injury Prevention Coordinator, Deaconess Regional Trauma Center
     
    Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among those aged 1-54. For adults and older children (who are big enough for seat belts to fit properly), seat belt use is the most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes. 

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  • Alternative Treatments for Autism

    Michelle Galen, MD Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic
     
    Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental disorder that affects the brain. It can be characterized by social interaction difficulty, behavioral differences and communication challenges.

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  • Skateboarding Safety Tips

    Lu Weil, Injury Prevention Coordinator, Deaconess Regional Trauma Center

    Skateboarding is fun, and can be great for building strength, balance and stamina.  But without the right precautions, young people can get hurt.

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  • Keeping Kids Busy and Active During the Summer

    By Deaconess MyHealth editorial staff
     
    School is out, the weather is warm, and you need to keep the kids busy.  Hours on the couch watching TV or playing video games isn’t something that will keep their bodies healthy.
    Here are some suggestions on local ideas that will keep the kiddos busy and moving:

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  • Mole Mystery

    Spirit of Women, Spiritofwomen.com 

    Are you seeing spots? The average person has between 10 and 40 moles, though the number can vary drastically. The number of moles that you have can change throughout your life, as new moles can develop and some may disappear as you age.

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  • Helping Kids Develop Healthy Eating Habits

    Taniza Karim, MD 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.
     

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  • Sun Safety Tips for Children

    Dr. Taniza Karim, Deaconess Clinic Pediatrician 
    Summer brings warmer weather and lots of opportunities for outdoor activities. With the fun also comes the risk of sunburns and skin damage. Follow these tips for a healthy and fun summer.

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  • Back to School Tips

    It’s back-to-school time, which means it’s a great time for some back-to-school tips from a Deaconess Clinic pediatrician. Learn more about getting into a routine, helping your child sleep at night, and school-smart nutrition.

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  • School Physicals and Getting Back into a School Routine

    If your child is just beginning school, they will definitely need a physical and proof of immunizations prior to attending. 

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  • Summer Safety Tips

    If you have kids, you’re likely dealing with some safety worries associated with summer activities. 
    Here are some tips to help your family have a safe and fun summer. 

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  • Ear Infections in Children

    Did you know that more than three out of four children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday? In fact, according to UpToDate, between 60-80% of children have at least one ear infection by their first birthday, and 80-90% will by 2-3 years old. 

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