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Keeping Kids Safe During Video Game Play

Shane Rafferty, a technology support specialist at Lurie Children’s, offers guidance on how to go about prioritizing safety for kids who love to game.

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How to Help Kids Safely Watch a Solar Eclipse

A solar eclipse is a spectacular sight. However, experts want to remind everyone not to look directly at the eclipse.

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Millennial Parenting Statistics: Navigating Modern Parenthood in Today’s World

Millennials are rewriting the parenting playbook, ushering in a new era of open communication and emotional intelligence with their kids.

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Lead Exposure Risks and How to Prevent Them

Lead exposure can be difficult to detect if you don't know where to look for it. Lurie Children’s expert Dr. Jacqueline Korpics provides must-know information on identifying potential lead poisoning risks and what to do if a child is exposed.

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Headaches and Migraines in Kids: How to Tell the Difference

How to tell if your child is having a migraine — from symptoms to severity.

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Halloween Dental Tips for Keeping Mouths Healthy

Experts from our Dentistry team share tips for keeping children’s gums and teeth happy on this sugary holiday.

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Back-to-School Success Tips for Parents

Whether you're dreading hectic school-day schedules or excited for kids to be back in the classroom, the transition back to school can be a stressful time for children and parents. Consider some of these tips from our pediatric experts on how parents can best prepare the entire family for school days. 

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Teens and Underage Drinking FAQ for Parents

Underage drinking is dangerous and can have long-lasting effects. Our pediatric expert discusses substance abuse prevention and offers tips for parents and caregivers on how to talk about alcohol with teens and adolescents. 

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Summer Safety Tips for Kids

Warm, sunny days are perfect for outside activities the entire family can enjoy. But without the right protection, the sun can be harmful. Here are some safety tips to stay happy and healthy in the summertime. 

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Bike and Helmet Safety for Kids

When the right safety precautions aren't taken, bike accidents can cause unintentional injuries or even death.

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Dehydration in Kids

Dehydration can look a bit different for everyone. We take a closer look at some common questions people may ask about dehydration. 

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Brain Development in Early Childhood

Anisa Kelley, MD, Neurology, provides an overview on brain development and why it’s a critical process of early childhood.

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