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Pediatrics

Parents’ Patterns Prevail When it Comes to Kids’ Weight

Do you, your child, or both of you struggle with your weight? Does it sometimes seem like just too much effort to deal with it? Do you figure it might just be a cosmetic issue anyway? One in five children in the United States qualifies as obese. As a parent, understand that the most vital…

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How Does COVID-19 Affect Kids?

With Miami-Dade County’s COVID-19 rates dropping for the past few weeks, local education leaders are considering the possibility of students returning to public schools next month, while other students have already started classes at charter or private schools. According to the Florida Department of Health, as of September 23, a total of 56,614 children under…

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Picky Eaters at Your Table? You Can Handle This

Do you have a picky eater kid in your family  – or maybe more than one? A new study suggests a different approach to how you could handle the problem. Picky eating — for centuries, it has been a common trait among children, and a common worry among parents. In fact, entire books have been…

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Identifying ADHD in Girls – Advice for Parents

Parents and teachers are often familiar with the term Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). You may associate this common neurodevelopmental disorder with little boys running around a classroom, unable to sit still and focus on their schoolwork. But, when girls have ADHD, the symptoms can appear different – and are often overlooked or misdiagnosed. Left…

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Overcoming the Challenges of Autism During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Adrien A. Eshraghi, M.D. Neurotologist University of Miami Health System   The COVID-19 pandemic is stressful enough, but for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families, the crisis can be especially tricky. I’ve dedicated much of my career to caring for individuals with various disabilities, including those with autism, who are…

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Kids and COVID-19: What is MIS-C?

By Judy Schaechter, M.D., M.B.A. Chair of Pediatrics University of Miami Health System   It is essential to recognize that the vast majority of children, even if they are exposed to the novel coronavirus, will do very well. The majority who catch the virus will not know it because they will have no symptoms at all,…

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