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Keep up with your kid’s health: Find healthy snacks, injury prevention tips, sleep advice, family wellness, heart-warming stories of brave pediatric patients facing down disease. Get expert advice from our pediatric specialists.

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Shed the Stereotypes: What Does an Eating Disorder Really Look Like?
Kids 11/6/2013

Holly Ford, Health System writer, contributed this post. Holly writes about her own 9-year-old daughter's struggle with anorexia in UVA's family health magazine Vim & Vigor. With a big push from the White House, the U.S. has undertaken a crusade to end childhood obesity. Many states, including Virginia, have adopted…

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Summer Reading for Parents of Teens
Kids 7/18/2013

Mary A. Sullivan coordinates community advocacy, education and outreach efforts for the Teen Health Center. She’s provided health education to local students and parents for more than 20 years. Here she offers some of her favorite books for parents of teens. Parenting teens can be exhilarating and harrowing. [caption id="attachment_6931"…

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The 20-Week Ultrasound: More than Pink Cupcakes and Blue Drinks
Kids 6/24/2013

For many expecting parents, week 20 is the best part of the pregnancy. That’s when they get an ultrasound that can reveal the baby’s sex. And if the baby cooperates — that is, gets in a position to give the sonographer a clear view — excited parents begin discussing names…

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After the Hospital: Supporting Breastfeeding Moms
Kids 6/14/2013

I will never forget what it was like going home from the hospital after the birth of my first child. It was a bit of a shock to be alone and clueless in my house after the comforting environment of supportive, experienced nurses who helped me care for and feed…

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Teens and Mental Health
Kids 5/17/2013

Mary A. Sullivan coordinates community advocacy, education and outreach efforts for the Teen Health Center. She’s provided health education to local students and parents for over 20 years. Here she shares her thoughts about teens and mental health. The transition from childhood to adulthood, adolescence, is enormously significant. Physical, cognitive…

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Child Abuse: What You Know Can Help
Kids 4/9/2013

As he has for the past several years, President Obama recently proclaimed April 2013 National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, citing that “too many women, men, and children suffer alone or in silence, burdened by shame or unsure anyone will listen.“ April is also National Child Abuse Prevention Month.…

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UVA Doctors Question Milk Fat’s Role in Childhood Weight Gain
Kids, News & Events 3/20/2013

Preventing Child Obesity: What Milk Should Children Drink? Children who drink low-fat milk will gain less weight than those drinking whole milk, right? Maybe not. New research from UVA's School of Medicine suggests that preschoolers who drink low-fat  (skim or 1 percent) milk are more likely to be overweight than…

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Virginia Camp Helps Young Burn Survivors
General Health, Kids 3/14/2013

Cathy Rogers didn’t know her son was making flamethrowers in the woods with his friends until he got burned. [caption id="attachment_6030" align="alignright" width="300"] Courtesy Central Virginia Burn Camp[/caption] Nothing had gone wrong the first couple of times they tried it but one afternoon, Jacob was trying to poke a hole…

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The Necessity of Sleep: Why Your Teen Isn’t Lazy and Your Kids Aren’t Crazy
Kids 1/28/2013

Your teenage child doesn’t go to sleep on time — or wake up in time for school. His grades are slipping. Your school-age child can’t sit still in class. She seems hyperactive. Your toddler treats bedtime like an invitation to literally bounce off the walls. [caption id="attachment_5699" align="alignright" width="300"] Kids need…

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The Dream of the Sleeping Baby
Kids 1/22/2013

Books abound. Opinions swirl. How best to get babies to sleep is one of those hot topics forever discussed and never resolved, fodder for both satire and debates. [caption id="attachment_5697" align="alignright" width="300"] How to get your baby to sleep, and why it's so hard to do so in the first…

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