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Lifesaving advances in pediatric cardiology

Throughout history, there have been a number of advances that have helped prolong the lifespan of infants and children with congenital heart disease. What would have been fatal as little as 25-30 years ago is now frequently treatable, with many of these young patients expected to live a normal life span. A few of the...
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Upstate cystic fibrosis partnership recognized by national group

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and its South Carolina state chapter honored Prisma Health Children’s Hospital and its pediatric cystic fibrosis program for their outstanding partnership in promoting cystic fibrosis (CF) awareness, fundraising and general advocacy for the patients and families they serve. Only 14 of the 200-plus national CF accredited programs received...
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Child safety seats: Why rear-facing is so important

“Rear facing or not rear facing, that is the question” is an obvious referral to Hamlet. However, the referral goes beyond merely words. In this scene, Hamlet is contemplating suicide and bemoaning the unfairness of life, much like a 20-month-old might (and if you have ever had one, you know how true this statement is)...
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Care for illness and injury: A quick guide for parents

Having a kid of any age comes with its fair share of bumps and bruises. Occasionally, an injury will warrant a visit to the Emergency Department (ED), while others may just need a call to your pediatrician or some TLC at home. Here are some tips for when to call your pediatrician versus when you...
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How to help your kids (and yourself) be more active

In recent years, children and their families have become more inactive. Watching TV, playing video games, using computers and talking on the phone have gained
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Guide to your baby’s visual development

A child’s vision develops rapidly during the first two years of life, especially in the first six months. It is exciting to watch a baby’s visual world expand!
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Helping families eat well: Tips from award-winning Farm to Belly program

“Be Choosy, Be Healthy, Ms. Kerry!” said Zadiel as I was headed out the door of the Head Start Center. Zadiel is 4 years old and looks forward to seeing “Choosy” on Farm To Belly market and recipe bag days.
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Farm To Belly program changing pediatric eating patterns in Greenville County – one preschooler at a time

GREENVILLE, S.C. — An innovative program to curb childhood obesity is changing eating patterns in Greenville County one preschooler at a time, with hopes of expanding the program throughout the state. The program, called Farm To Belly, on Tuesday was awarded the 2018 Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award. The program, a collaboration of Children’s...
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Keep mosquitoes at bay with these tips

Summer may be over, but mosquito populations are still high in the Upstate. I urge you to take commonsense precautions to help keep you and your family members safe from these biting flies. Everyone, including children and pregnant women, should ALWAYS wear insect repellent.
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Digital media and ADHD

Does your teen seem tethered to her phone? Is he up until all hours playing video games? If so, you’re not alone. Research shows that most teens have access to digital media—video games, texting, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, the list goes go on and on.
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