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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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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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