Halloween Must be Different During COVID

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Sept. 24, 2020 — For many parents and their children, the best part of Halloween is dressing the kids up as monsters, princesses, or superheroes and trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. Eloise Hardesty of Marietta, GA, is no exception. “Eloise

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Covid-19 Live Updates: Children Will Have to Wait for a Vaccine

Live Coronavirus Updates: Tracking Global News, Cases and Deaths

A Covid-19 vaccine for children may not arrive before fall 2021.The pandemic has many parents asking two questions. First, when can I get a vaccine? And second, when can my kids get it? The answers are not the same: Adults

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Glass-Topped Tables Injure Thousands Each Year

COVID Fears Shouldn't Keep You From the ER

By Cara Roberts Murez HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — At Rutgers New Jersey Medical School’s trauma center, Dr. Stephanie Bonne and her team noticed a string of patient injuries caused by broken glass tables.

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Holidays Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies

Holidays Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Parents of kids with food allergies probably won’t be surprised to hear that Halloween is an especially risky time for their youngsters. A new study

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If I Can Be Safe Working as An ER Doctor Caring for COVID Patients, We Can Make Schools Safe for Children, Teachers, and Families – The Health Care Blog

If I Can Be Safe Working as An ER Doctor Caring for COVID Patients, We Can Make Schools Safe for Children, Teachers, and Families – The Health Care Blog

By AMY CHO We need to stop arguing about whether schools should reopen and instead do the work to reopen schools safely. Community prevalence of COVID-19 infection helps to quantify risk, but reopening decisions should not be predicated on this alone.

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Black Children at Higher Odds for ADHD

Black Children at Higher Odds for ADHD

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Current wisdom holds that white kids are at greater risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than Black children are, but a new analysis finds the opposite is true. In a review of

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Half of Pediatricians Dismiss Anti-Vaccine Families

Half of Pediatricians Dismiss Anti-Vaccine Families

When doctors dismiss families for refusing vaccines, parents are sometimes swayed, the survey revealed. In fact, 18% often or always change their minds, while another 48% sometimes do. Twenty-nine percent rarely change their minds, and 5% never do, according

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Suicide Rate Keeps Rising Among Young Americans

Suicide Rate Keeps Rising Among Young Americans

“Having a five- to 10-minute chat or phone conversation in the moment when something is stressful can be just as valuable as spending an hour a month in therapy,” Singer said. In the new report, the researchers found

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Kids Are Missing Critical Windows for Lead Testing Due to Pandemic

Kids Are Missing Critical Windows for Lead Testing Due to Pandemic

CLEVELAND — Families skipping or delaying pediatric appointments for their young children because of the pandemic are missing out on more than vaccines. Critical testing for lead poisoning has plummeted in many parts of the country. In the Upper Midwest,

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