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What to put in your child's first aid kit


Make sure your family is prepared by stocking a first aid kit. Le Bonheur Pediatrician Kristen Bettin, MD, MEd, shares which items she thinks are essential for a kit.

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How to recognize signs of a stroke in children


Strokes in children are more common than you might think. Here are ways to recognize signs and seek treatment for pediatric stroke patients.

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Video: How to anchor your television and furniture


A step-by-step video guide on anchoring furniture from Le Bonheur Director of Injury Prevention and Safe Kids Mid-South Susan Helms.

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Parents’ guide to drug-resistant ‘super lice’


Research in the last couple of years has found the emergence of drug-resistant head lice in nearly all 50 states. We spoke with Le Bonheur pediatrician Elisha McCoy, MD, about drug-resistant lice and her recommendations for parents.

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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.