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Gun safety for parents

The safest home for a child is a home without a gun. Every day, 78 children, teens and young adults are injured or killed by guns in the U.S. If a gun is present at home, parents can reduce the chances of children being injured by following some important safety rules: Store guns and ammunition...
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HPV vaccine: What you need to know

HPV stands for human papillomavirus. This virus can cause cancers of the mouth, throat, anus and genitals and is transmitted through sexual activity. There are more than 30,000 cases of these cancers each year – and most could be prevented with the HPV vaccine! The HPV vaccine (known as Gardasil 9) is approved by the...
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Summer travel safety tips

Many families count Memorial Day as the unofficial start to summer! Summertime brings much excitement to families. Schools are let out, vacations are planned, and oftentimes with this, road travel! Before you plan that family vacation, hook up the new boat or camper, and hit the road with your family and friends, we want to...
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Immunizations: Keeping your child safe

The safety and efficacy of vaccines has been the subject of a lot of discussion in the news media, especially in light of recent measles outbreaks. Measles is not a mild disease—neither is polio, whooping cough, Hib or pneumococcal meningitis, or rotavirus. These are the kinds of diseases that cause a lot of suffering for...
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Sun safety for kids

Summer will be here before you know it! Parents and children alike are ready to spend their days outside – swimming, playing on the beach, picnicking at the lake or just hanging out together in the yard. With so many fun outdoor activities, remember to take care of your child’s skin. Most of us worry...
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Transitioning from pediatric to adult care

As your kids get older, you’ve probably considered whether it’s time to move on from the pediatrician who’s taken care of them all their lives. And teens coping with hormonal changes or in need of counseling about birth control or an eating disorder might feel out of place in a waiting room with babies and...
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Children and digital media: Tips for parents

Today’s children and teens are surrounded by digital media that influences how they feel, learn, think and behave. Overuse of digital media and screens may place your child or teen at risk of obesity, sleep problems, inappropriate sharing, online predators and cyberbullying. It is important to teach your kids healthy digital media habits. Here are...
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Kids and vaping: What you need to know

A rapid rise in the number of middle and high school students who “vape” is occurring across the United States. What exactly is vaping? It’s the act of inhaling and exhaling the heated aerosol, or vapor, produced by an electronic cigarette, vape pen, mod or JUUL. The aerosol typically contains nicotine, appealing flavors, and other...
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New statewide collaborative will help mend health care disparity for vulnerable patients

South Carolina residents need more than good medical care to achieve and maintain good health. Research shows that an individual’s health also is influenced by genetics, personal choices and environmental factors and that social determinants play a major role in health disparities. A $1.025 million, three-year grant from The Duke Endowment to the University of...
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New facility dog to serve patients with autism, developmental disabilities

GREENVILLE, S.C. – For some children, a visit to the doctor can be a nerve-wracking experience. For children with autism or other developmental disabilities, the unfamiliar noises and procedures associated with a doctor’s visit can have much more serious effects, potentially triggering anxiety, panic attacks and tantrums that leave both patient and parent feeling defeated...
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