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    1. Paralysis in Kids With Enterovirus D68

      Editor’s note: This story was updated on Sept. 30 with additional cases in Colorado and Virginia and comments from the Children's Hospital Colorado media briefing. Sept. 29, 2014 -- Some children hospitalized with breathing problems caused by enterovirus D68 in Colorado, Virginia, and Kansas City ha

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    2. Parents Using Online Ratings to Pick Pediatricians

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians, take note: Many American parents are aware of online physician-rating sites, and more than one-quarter have used them to choose a pediatrician for their children, according to a new national study. The finding

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    3. Experts: Give Flu Shot to Kids 6 Months and Older

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians are urging that all children aged 6 months and older be vaccinated for the upcoming flu season. The American Academy of Pediatrics updated their influenza vaccine recommendations to advise that the younges

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    4. More Schools Stocking Allergic Reaction Shots

      By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More states are passing legislation permitting or requiring schools to stock the medication epinephrine to use for any child having a severe allergic reaction. Epinephrine auto-injectors are the primary treatment for "a

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    5. Helping Kids Who Fear Vaccines

      When your young child whimpers at the mention of the word "shot," you probably have mixed feelings. You want your son to be protected by his vaccinations; you just wish that the procedure was pain-free. "Vaccines protect the health and well-being of children, but children don't understand that," say

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    6. Medications and Kids' Accidental Poisonings

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds. Each year between 2007 and 2011, about 9,500 U.S. chil

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    7. Kids Given Antibiotics Too Often, Study Finds

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates. More than 11 million antibiotic prescriptions written each year for

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    8. CDC: Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most adults can remember the battery of health services they endured as kids: hearing and vision tests, dental exams, regular checkups and vaccinations. Many American kids growing up now won't have those memories, be

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    9. Statins for Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs seem to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in children who have a genetic cholesterol disorder, according to a long-term European study. Researchers looked at 194 children and

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    10. Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter (Editor's note: This story was published in 2014.) MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A respiratory virus has stricken more than 1,000 children across 12 states, causing many to wind up in the hospital and prompting concerns of a wider outbreak. About 15

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