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New Year’s resolutions for kids

The beginning of a new year provides us all with an opportunity for a fresh start. Dr. Gigi Chawla provides some ideas for New Year's resolutions for kids.

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HPV vaccine important to protect children

Since the introduction of the human papillomavirus vaccine in 2006, the number of cervical cancer cases has been cut in half.

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Winter Travel Tips

If you and your family are traveling this winter, here are some tips to stay safe during your trip.

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Is it the flu or a cold?

Influenza, or “the flu,” is often confused with the common cold because symptoms of both illnesses can be similar. Joe Kurland, vaccine specialist and infection preventionist, explains how to spot the difference.

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The dangers of electronic cigarettes for kids and teens

Nearly 1 in 4 teens currently use battery-powered smoking devices. Dr. Angela Goepferd shares more information about these harmful products.

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Exercising in the winter

It’s important for kids to stay active during every season, even when it’s cold outside.

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Teaching your kids about giving back

The holidays are a great time of year to teach children about the importance of giving back, which is a value they will have throughout their lives.

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A family affected by type 1 diabetes doesn’t let the disease stand in their way

Four-year-old twins Lincoln and Leland were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just after their first birthdays. Parents Megan and Jon help them manage the disease all day, every day.

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Kathleen rises above her uncommon combination of disorders

After battling an eating disorder and a rare autonomic condition, Kathleen hopes to inspire others.

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News for parents from the 2016 American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

Dr. Gigi Chawla recaps some of the hot topics parents should know coming out of this year's annual American Academy of Pediatrics conference.