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Kids (Page 21)

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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Drowning: Facts and Tips You Didn’t Expect
Kids 6/26/2012

It was a gorgeous spring day on Memorial Day weekend, and we were lucky enough to be spending it in a refreshing lake in the woods with friends. Buoyed by the air inside their pink and green translucent swim rings, our children, who range from ages 4 to 7, sang…

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Don’t Let Asthma Slow You Down
Kids 5/30/2012

Donna Wolf, PhD, is a clinical research coordinator with UVA’s Division of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, where she conducts clinical trials that test asthma treatments in children and adults. Wolf is also a clinical exercise physiologist. She wrote this post for us about asthma and exercise. Asthma is a chronic condition…

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Bike Safety: Bike Helmets and More video post
Kids, Prevention 5/15/2012

“Bike helmets are for wimps.” “This helmet makes me too hot.” “Oh good, my mom’s not looking. I can take off my helmet.” I heard these statements frequently when I was a kid. We all believed bike helmets were hot, stuffy and the ultimate in dork-dom. The notion that you…

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Get Your Kids to Eat Better: 16 Tips to Try, Day Two
Kids 2/3/2012

Today we’ll hear the rest of the tips from registered dietitian Angie Hasemann at the UVA Children's Fitness Clinic and find out how I fared putting a tip or two to the test. [caption id="attachment_2659" align="alignright" width="300"] Healthy food for kids doesn't have to be boring. These nachos form a…

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Get Your Kids to Eat Better: 16 Tips to Try, Day One

“If it were my kid, they’d eat whatever I served; I’m no short-order cook.” “When I was a child, I either ate my food or had it served cold at breakfast.” “Picky eaters weren’t allowed in my day.” [caption id="attachment_2662" align="alignright" width="276"] My kids would rather play with their food…

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Pertussis: More Than Just a Cough
Kids 12/22/2011

It’s that time of the year again — the holiday season, yes, but also the months-long winter slog where everyone seems to get sick. If you’ve had congestion and a cough, you may have dismissed it as a cold. But if your cough lasted for weeks and you can’t remember…

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Tummy Troubles: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Common in Kids
Kids 12/20/2011

How often do your kids get a stomachache? Most kids get the occasional diarrhea, constipation and, of course, the inevitable stomach flu. But if your kids have upset stomachs a few or more times a month, they may be among the 10 percent who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). While…

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“I Have Von-What Disease?” Von Willebrand Disease Explained
Kids 11/8/2011

Von Willebrand disease (sometimes known as von Willebrand factor or von Willebrand syndrome) is a mild bleeding disorder that affects about 1% of the population in both males and females. Many people do not even know they have the disorder because the symptoms can be mild. In most cases, it’s more of a nuisance than a serious disease.

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HPV and Boys: Should They Be Vaccinated?
Kids 11/7/2011

It’s a topic that many are uncomfortable talking about: sexually transmitted diseases. Specifically, human papillomavirus, or HPV. But as awkward as it may be to discuss, it's a subject that has recently gained national media attention – and rightfully so. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United…

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