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  • Anesthesia and Your Child: Information for Parents

    Any time a child requires a hospital visit, it can cause anxiety for both a parent and the child. This especially may be the case when the visit involves any type of procedure that might require anesthesia. Examples of such procedures are surgery, medical imaging, and certain tests to examine the stomach

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  • Anesthesia and Your Child: The Day of the Procedure

    Some hospitals allow 1 support person (usually a parent) to go with a child into the operating room or other area where the child is to receive anesthesia. This may be possible for scheduled procedures or surgeries but not for emergency surgery. Check on the policy at your hospital ahead of time. Your

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  • Breastfeeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The outbreak of COVID-19 is a stressful time for everyone. This may be especially true for mothers who are breastfeeding and concerned about their baby’s health. However, new moms can successfully start and maintain breastfeeding during the pandemic, with some recommended precautions.

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  • COVID-19: Caring For Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs

    As COVID-19 continues to spread, children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), may be at increased risk for complications. This includes children with chronic conditions, disabilities, and those with medically complex conditions.

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  • COVID-19: Keep On Keeping Your Distance

    As the spread of COVID-19 continues, communities are being asked to reduce close contact between people. This is called social distancing, and it’s an important and effective way to slow down the spread of this virus.

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  • COVID-19: What Families Need to Know

    COVID-19, discovered in December 2019, quickly became a global pandemic. Doctors and researchers continue to learn more about it every day. Safe and effective vaccines are now available, offering hope for an end to the pandemic. Until everyone is vaccinated, however, the virus continues to spread.

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  • Choosing a Pediatrician

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed this information about the benefits of choosing a pediatrician, how to choose a pediatrician, and why regular well-child visits are important.

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  • Co-Parenting Through COVID-19: Putting Your Children First

    While a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic can add to the stress of co-parenting, it can also help parents overcome their issues and work together to safeguard the children they both love.

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  • Complementary and Integrative Medicine: What Parents Need to Know

    While most children in North America receive conventional medicine when they are sick, many parents want to know about natural therapies too. Alternative, complementary, and integrative medicine and folk remedies are some of the words used to describe these different therapies. Read on for more information.

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  • Connected Kids: Clinical Guide

    CONNECTED KIDS: This extensive clinical guide to the American Academy of Pediatrics' Connected Kids Program contains an overview of all of the program's component parts, a counseling schedule, ideas for practice implementation, and other supplemental

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Diagnosed or Suspected

    Information and guidance for exposure (close contact) to a person with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection.

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention

    Information and guidance on preventing COVID-19 infection.

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) or Influenza - How to Tell

    Information and guidance on similarities and differences of COVID-19 and influenza infections.

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  • Financial Assistance—Autism Toolkit

    Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are able to get support from programs funded through their state or county. Some examples are financial help, education support, medical care, job skills training, and residential or living services. Some supports are available to all children because

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  • For Today's Teens: A Message From Your Pediatrician

    Now that you are getting older, you have different health needs than you did when you were younger. However, your pediatrician is still there to help you stay healthy.

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  • Getting Children and Teens Outside While Physical Distancing for COVID-19

    Many schools are now closed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. You may have created a schedule for your family. Ideally, it includes some outdoor time.

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