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November 01, 2012

Children and CT Scans

What parents should know

Every year, more than 4 million children undergo computed tomography or CT scans. Recently, media headlines have highlighted a new study that reviewed the potential increased risk of cancer in children who have these tests....more»
November 01, 2012
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From Dark Days to Hope

Dr. David Schwartz donates time to save a spine, and a life.

Salma Suleiman walked on tiptoe—just one—to accommodate the 170-degree curve in her spine. Her right hip and right shoulder blade nearly met where the tips of the C-curve of her backbone ended....more»
October 01, 2012
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Fuel for Toddlers on the Go

Healthy snacks for your growing child

Nutritious meals and snacks should be parts of everyone's balanced diet. However, ensuring toddlers receive adequate nutrition can require strategy....more»
September 01, 2012
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Children and Birthmarks

When a birthmark is more than a "bite"

If your child has a birthmark, you may have heard it referred to as an "angel's kiss" or a "stork bite." In fact, about 10 percent of children are born with some type of birthmark....more»
June 01, 2012
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Preventing Child Abuse

Child abuse can occur in any town, neighborhood or family. In 2009, there were nearly 25,000 substantiated cases of child abuse in Indiana....more»
May 01, 2012
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Understanding Newborn Heart Screenings

Introducing the pulse oximetry test

If you're expecting a baby, you should know that a new test will be performed on your baby at the hospital before you and your newborn go home....more»
May 01, 2012
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Ear Infections in Children

What you need to know

Your baby is pulling at her ear and is extremely fussy. You fear it's an ear infection. Again. Sound familiar? Ear infections are a common ailment in the first couple years of a child's life....more»
April 01, 2012
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Understanding Abdominal Pain

Knowing the signs and symptoms

As a parent, you know stomachaches can be a common complaint in children. Most abdominal pain is referred to as "functional" pain....more»
April 01, 2012
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Acid Reflux in Children

Knowing the signs

Acid reflux in children Acid reflux isn't just an adult disease. Many children – including infants – can suffer from heartburn and acid reflux....more»
March 01, 2012
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Diabetes and Your Child

Understanding Prediabetes

Prediabetes is a serious medical condition that can be treated. It's defined as the "gray area" between normal blood sugar levels and those considered diabetic....more»
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