Mental illness in children: Know the signs

Mental illness in children can be hard for parents to identify. As a result, many children who could benefit from treatment don't get the help they need. Understand the warning signs of mental illness in children and how you can help your child cope. Why is it hard...

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Top 5 Things You Should Know About Measles

Darren T. Scoggin, MDChildren’s Medical GroupJackson, MS Measles is a preventable viral illness. Measles is a virus that causes a grouping of symptoms that usually starts with fever, cough, runny nose, and conjunctivitis (or red eyes), followed by rash in many...

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How to Reduce Added Sugar in Your Child’s Diet: AAP Tips

On average, sugar makes up 17% of what children consume each day. That's a lot of sugar―and half of that comes from drinks with added sugar! What's Added Sugar?  Many foods or beverages have extra sugar and syrups added to them when they are processed or...

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Heat Related Illness in Children and Adolescents

As Spring approaches in Mississippi, warmer temperatures are just around the corner. With the extreme heat and humidity of Mississippi summers, it is important to recognize and treat heat related illness in children, as well as prevent it from the start. Children...

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Swim Lessons: When to Start & What Parents Should Know

Learning to swim should be a priority for every family. It's an important life skill that can play a key role in helping to prevent drowning―a top cause of death among children. Children, and their parents, need to learn how to swim to help keep time in the water safe...

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How Much Sleep Do Babies and Kids Need?

Babies, children, and teens need significantly more sleep than adults to support their rapid mental and physical development. Most parents know that growing kids need good sleep, but many don't know just how many hours kids require, and what the impact can be of...

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Fighting Fever Phobia

By Kristie S. Rohman, MD Fever is a common and frequently alarming symptom encountered in many childhood illnesses.  It can be the cause of parental distress and confusion on when to treat, what to treat with, and when to become concerned.  Many parents will...

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Is it Allergies or a Cold?

Darren T. Scoggin, MDChildren’s Medical Group One of the challenges parents (and pediatricians!) face is determining if a child is experiencing symptoms consistent with allergies, or if an infectious process is to blame. There is considerable overlap between symptoms...

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5 Tips for Raising Heart-Healthy Kids and Teens

By Meghan Pembroke For National Heart Month, five Seattle Children’s providers share their tips for helping kids and teens build strong, healthy hearts. Make a heart-healthy resolution for your family this February: 1. Protect young athletes with pre-sport heart...

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25 Random Acts Of Kindness You Can Do With Your Kids

Let’s face it: The world is a scary place these days. Our political climate is charged with anger, our country is in mourning over yet another devastating shooting, and everywhere you look, it seems like people are frustrated. Even the aisles of the grocery store are...

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How to help your child make friends (ages 6 to 8)

By Kate Rauch Your child is in grade school and out to explore the world. But she is a bit of a loner and seems shy or reluctant to make friends, and this has you worried. Other kids your child's age seem to have no trouble in the social-life department, easily making...

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Sports Benefit Girls In Many Ways

The benefits of sports for girls are well-known. Sports teach girls commitment, respect for others, how to relax, concentrate under stress, set and achieve goals, accept responsibility and failure and be gracious winners. Extensive research shows that physical...

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