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How to protect yourself and your children during peak flu season


The flu is upon us. Le Bonheur Pediatrician-in-Chief Jon McCullers, MD, discusses prevention and treatment.

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Infectious Disease
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Cannibidiol (CBD) oil treatment for epilepsy


Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital neurologist and co-director of the Neuroscience Institute, James Wheless, MD, recently hosted a Facebook Live Q&A discussing cannabidiol (CBD) oil and its use with epilepsy patients. He was joined by the Eagle family whose son, Jackson, has seen relief from seizures as part of a CBD trial at Le Bonheur.

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Neuroscience Institute
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5 facts about RSV every parent needs to know


Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a very common illness during the winter months, especially for babies under the age of two. RSV attacks the lining of the airways and lungs. This winter, prepare yourself with these five important facts about RSV.

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Infectious Disease
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What all parents should know about Type 2 Diabetes


Once believed to be an illness only adults were diagnosed with, an estimated 5,000 children are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes yearly. If you believe your child is at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, talk to your child’s pediatrician right away.

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5 ways to help kids with food allergies navigate the holidays


Candy canes, stuffing, pumpkin pie and more! Holiday foods are some of the tastiest of the year, but for children who live with food allergies a delicious spread of food can contain potentially life-threatening ingredients. Here are some ways you can help children with food allergies navigate the holidays safely while still enjoying the tastes of the season.

Specialties:
Nutrition Therapy
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Before handing over the keys to your teen, do this one thing.


Research by Safe Kids Worldwide suggests that parents can make a difference by talking with their teens who are new drivers about their expectations and setting some rules and boundaries. Teens confirmed that their parents are their best source for education and driver training.

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Community Services
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Milestones Matter: Typical Development 4 Years Old


By using these milestones, you can compare your child’s progress against children in the same age group. What should you be looking out for in your 4 year old’s development? Our pediatricians have put together a list of the typical milestones for a 4 year old.

Specialties:
Developmental Pediatrics
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Milestones Matter: Typical Development 3 Years Old


The toddler years (12-36 months) are a time for significant cognitive, emotional and social development. How do you know if your toddler is on track with his or her development? Developmental milestones are a great way to gauge a child's progress. Be sure to ask your pediatrician about developmental milestones at your child’s routine checkups.

Specialties:
Developmental Pediatrics
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Be safe and seen this Halloween!


Halloween celebrates all things scary and spooky, but it's never a good time to feel scared for children's safety. There are several easy steps parents and kids can take to reduce their risk of injury.

Specialties:
Emergency Medicine