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5 common rashes explained


Le Bonheur Chief Pediatric Dermatologist provides photos and explanations for five common skin rashes in kids

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5 best and worst foods for breast milk supply


Did you know that drinking more fluid won't help increase your milk supply? This and other valuable breastfeeding information from Le Bonheur Registered Lactation Consultant Ruth Munday.

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Le Bonheur allergist weighs in on latest food allergy recommendations


You may have heard recently that introducing peanuts into an infant’s diet early on can reduce his or her risk for developing a peanut allergy. Le Bonheur Allergist and Immunologist Jay Lieberman, MD, weighs in on this topic below.

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When it comes to fire safety, planning can prevent tragedy


Did you know that working smoke alarms reduce the chances of dying in a fire by 50 percent? There are steps parents can take to help prevent and protect their families in the event of a house fire.

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Mumps outbreak in Arkansas: What parents need to know


The Arkansas department of health is currently investigating more than 2,500 cases of mumps. This outbreak is still active and affecting several counties in central and northeast Arkansas.

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PCOS: Could your teen daughter have this endocrine disorder?


Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder among women of reproductive age – and it can present as early as adolescence.

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7 dangerous things teens do while driving


More than 2,500 teens die in car crashes every year, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. What behaviors increase your teen’s risk for getting a car accident?

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Top 10 ways to baby proof your home


Baby proofing your home is essential to keeping children safe. Susan Helms, Le Bonheur’s Director of Injury Prevention and Safe Kids Mid-South, shares a few simple tips on how to prevent injuries.

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Teaching kids to care


At this time of year when we reflect on our blessings and receive requests to help others in need, it is natural to also wonder, “How we can instill in our children the desire to help others less fortunate?” Like many of the values we would like to instill in our children, there isn’t necessarily a proven formula or set of steps that guarantee we will be successful.