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Children's Health (9)

Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

Should Your Teen Be Getting Cosmetic Surgery?

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There was a time when plastic surgery was only for devastated accident survivors and aging movie stars trapped in an increasingly superficial industry. Yet today it is becoming a far more common choice for younger candidates to go under the knife. For the young and famous like Kyle Jenner of Kardashian family fame, cosmetic surgery is an expensive but expected rite of passage.

Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:00

Growing Healthy Grade By Grade

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All parents want their children to start off the new school year fresh and healthy! Here are some safety and wellness tips to keep in mind to reduce the risk of illness or injury depending on what grade your son or daughter is entering this year. 

8-year-old Chloe Waller of Richmond had suffered from sinus problems since birth – but thanks to an outpatient surgery procedure, her chronic condition is finally cured.

You think it’s probably a cold.   

Thursday, 06 October 2016 00:00

Brace Yourself for the New Braces

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Fall is full of back-to-school to-dos. These include making dental appointments for your son or daughter and, depending on your child’s age and needs, possibly appointments with an orthodontist too. Getting a head start on braces — if your child needs them — will save you many headaches as your child continues to grow during the school year. The key words here are “if your child needs them.” So how do you know?  

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 00:00

Back-to-School Health Checklist

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Even though summer is still in full swing, school will be back in session before we know it. Getting a head start on preparing kids for the new school year is always a smart idea, especially when it comes to their health. 

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 00:00

Don't Let Sports Injuries Sideline Your Child

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We’re pretty much a sports-crazy nation. Many children are starting to play sports at a younger age than in the past, and we are ever more serious about our athletic endeavors. But our want to win can sometimes push us past our limits making injuries more and more common. 

 

OurHealth’s four-part series, entitled: “How To in Healthcare”, is a step-by-step guide to help prepare students in their journey toward a career in medicine.  

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 00:00

Growing Emotionally Healthy Children

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What more could a parent ask for than a happy, well-adjusted child? Today, health and family magazines abound with valuable information on children’s mental health issues — from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder to bipolar disorder and youth suicide. But let’s approach the subject from a different perspective. We will explore tips and techniques to help parents, grandparents and educators nurture the development of emotionally healthy and resilient children.

Tuesday, 09 June 2015 00:00

BREAKING THE SILENCE: BIPOLAR DISORDER

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This series explores diseases that can be devastating to the individuals and families they affect—yet no one is talking about them. That is, until now. In each edition of Our Health, we bring these medical issues into the light—and dedicate these stories to the courageous patients and families living with them and the providers and researchers who commit their lives to treating and seeking cures for these silent killers.