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All that wheezes isn’t asthma

A wise mantra was given to me by one of my mentors during my fellowship in pediatric pulmonology. How true and important that statement was didn’t sink in until I started practicing medicine on my own and realized one very important factor – almost everyone describes respiratory distress of any kind as “wheezing”. It’s almost...
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The ABCs of spring safety

By LeAnne Alewine, MA As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, children often jump at the chance to shed their winter coats and head outdoors to play.  While you and your family spend more time outside this spring, keep these simple safety tips in mind. Bicycle Safety Whether you’re riding on the Swamp...
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Healthy teens for a healthy future

By Jensen Garbett Between school, sports, part-time jobs, and other extra-curricular activities, maintaining a healthy life style can be very difficult for teenagers. As a teenager, I know this first hand. That’s why I decided to devote my senior project to educating teens about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. I’ve spent the entire school year...
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Beyond Child’s Play

The month of March is Child Life Month. If you or your child have ever set foot in Children’s Hospital at Greenville Health System or visited a Prisma Health pediatric specialty doctor’s office, chances are you have met, or at least or seen the work of, a Child Life specialist. They may be seen carrying bubbles...
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Here’s a good reason to eat pancakes

IHOP’s national Pancake Day supports items, programs and services that are not necessarily in the operating budget for children’s hospitals and not typically covered by insurance. The Child Life Program for the Prisma Health Children’s Hospital is an example of what IHOP’S National Pancake Day supports. The healthcare experience can be a stressful time for...
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Preventing Winter Sports Injuries in Children

Whether it is sledding, skiing, snowboarding or ice-skating, winter activities allow children to explore the outdoors in a way that no other season can offer. When your children suit up in their winter gear and head out in the snow, make sure you plan ahead so they remain injury-free this winter. In 2013, more than...
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The best way to administer children’s medication

Imagine this. It’s 1 o’clock in the morning. You have to get up at 6:30 and your child hasn’t slept at all. He’s coughing and feels terrible. With sleepy-eyed desperation you shuffle to the medicine cabinet to get your wee one some cough medicine to help him feel better. In this time of distress you...
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Holiday coping tips for fractured families

Holidays can be stressful under the best of circumstances. Throw in a separation or a divorce, and you’ve got ingredients for misery. But child psychiatrist Julius Earle, Jr., MD, has tips to help fractured families better cope through the holidays.
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Vaccines for infants and young children

Last year, around this time, I wrote a blog called Vaccines for your Teenager. In this blog, I want to talk more about the vaccines that help protect infants and younger children. I find that many parents are overwhelmed and not sure what shots their kids need or what diseases they help protect against. It...
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Sudden cardiac death in children

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is defined as an abrupt, unexpected death due to a cardiovascular cause. Death typically occurs within minutes to 1 hour of the onset of symptoms. If the individual is successfully resuscitated, it is called “aborted sudden cardiac death.”
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