Category: Children’s Health

Mom and elementary-aged daughter work together to prepare a salad in a brightly-lit kitchen

February 26, 2024

5 Ways for Parents to Raise Healthier Children

Teach your child the habits of a healthy life. Start with these tips from a pediatrician.

Children's Health, Kids and Mental Health, Wellness

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toddler girl drinks a glass of milk

February 16, 2024

How to Tell If Your Baby Has A Cow’s Milk Allergy

A UNC Health allergist talks about symptoms, diagnosis and management.

Babies, Food Allergies

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teenage boy looks at his reflection in a bathroom mirror

February 8, 2024

Do’s and Don’ts: Promoting Healthy Body Image in Teens

Psychologists share what to do—and what to avoid—to help kids through a tricky time.

Adolescents, Eating Disorders, Kids and Mental Health

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Mother looks closely at the face of her young child, lying in bed

January 31, 2024

From a Pediatrician: How RSV Affects a Child’s Lungs

This respiratory infection makes it hard to breathe. See what you can do about it.

Children's Health, Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Provider uses tongue depressor to look in little girl's mouth while her mother sits in background

January 17, 2024

Everything You Need to Know About Tonsils and Tonsillectomy

Tonsillectomies are among the most commonly performed operations in the U.S.—but aren’t necessary for every tonsil infection.

Children's Health, Ear, Nose, and Throat Health, Surgery

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Father helps young daughter wipe her nose with a tissue

December 27, 2023

How to Care For Your Child’s Cold

When your little one is coughing and congested, try these tips from a pediatrician.

Children's Health, Cold and Flu, Pediatric Medicine

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still-life photo of a tennis racquet, tennis ball, soccer ball, basketball, baseball and mitt, football, and baseball bat

December 13, 2023

3 Reasons Young Kids Should Not Specialize in One Sport

Doing so before adolescence comes with a greater risk of injury and burnout.

Children's Health, School-Age Children, Sports Medicine

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girls on a rugby team playing rugby

November 22, 2023

Concussions FAQs: Symptoms, Treatment and Recovery

Everyone experiences these brain injuries differently, but general guidelines apply.

Children's Health, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine

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child holds small weights while dad coaches him in gym envrionment

November 13, 2023

4 Things to Know Before Your Kid Starts Strength Training

Building strength can provide long-term health benefits. Here’s how to do it correctly.

Children's Health, Exercise, Fitness and Mobility

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little girl sits on a couch, leans head to the side while she clutches her ear

November 8, 2023

Ear Tube Surgery: A Doctor Answers Your Top Questions

This common procedure can relieve pain and improve hearing and speech in kids.

Children's Health, Ear Health, Ear, Nose, and Throat Health, Toddlers and Preschoolers

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teenage boy takes a big drink from a can

October 20, 2023

The Scary Truth About Energy Drinks and Teens

Eye-popping caffeine levels are particularly bad for children and adolescents.

Adolescents, Children's Health, School-Age Children

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little boy wearing backpack and holding a bag lunch walks toward a school

July 31, 2023

Back-to-School Anxiety: Tips for Kids and Parents

Helping your child prepare for the “unknowns” can help both of you feel more comfortable.

Anxiety, Mental Health, School-Age Children

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