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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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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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Halloween Safety: Tips for a Real Treat
Kids 10/25/2011

Halloween. It’s one of the most exciting nights of the year for many children. But it’s also full of many hazards and scares that aren’t fun at all. UVA Children’s Hospital offers the following tips to help keep this Halloween a safe one. Choosing the Right Costume Plan costumes that…

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Teen Bullying: Taking It Seriously
Kids 10/20/2011

It’s been in the news a lot recently. Whether online or in person, teen bullying has had parents, schools, and communities grappling with how best to address this. It often seems to end in tragic stories of suicide and even murder. It’s not an easy issue to tackle. According to…

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Art With Heart Exhibit Opens: A UVA Children’s Hospital Benefit
Kids 10/14/2011

[caption id="attachment_1972" align="alignright" width="300"] Lily with her painting[/caption] It’s the opening night of the exhibit, and Lily just sold her first painting. And she’s only 6. She’s proud, but a little confused – some stranger wants her dog? In the crowded gallery at the McGuffey Art Center, Lily’s mother tries…

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Inhalants 101: Hidden Dangers
Kids 9/27/2011

Huffing, bagging, sniffing … all terms commonly used to describe the act of inhaling dangerous household products. The Blue Ridge Poison Center states over 1,000 household products including typewriter correction fluid, cooking spray, nail polish remover, spray paint and glue can all be used in this manner. While most parents…

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Backpack Safety for Kids
Kids 9/1/2011

Aching back and shoulders…weakened muscles…tingling arms…stooped posture. Does your child have these symptoms after wearing a heavy school backpack? Carrying too much weight in a pack or wearing it the wrong way can lead to pain and strain. You can take these steps to help your child load and wear…

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Namaste: Yoga Class Helps Kids With Special Needs
Kids 8/22/2011

[caption id="attachment_1265" align="alignright" width="300"] Children participate in a yoga class for kids with special needs at UVA's Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center.[/caption] Picture a yoga class — what do you see? Perhaps a group of women posing in a serene setting. Limbs outstretched. Breathing deeply. …Peaceful, right? Now imagine a yoga…

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