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The 411 on RSV

Publish Date: 2/18/2019

baby boy on mom's shoulderYou thought your baby’s runny nose and cough were just a cold.  But after the first week, you noticed she was having trouble breathing, seemed lethargic and there were no tears when she cried. You immediately took her into your pediatrician’s office and the diagnosis was RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, a common, and very contagious virus.

Child Health
Pediatrics

After Hours pediatric care-- for parent's peace of mind

Publish Date: 2/18/2019

colorful planets and starsIt never seems to fail – your child is sick, the pediatrician’s office is closed and you don’t think you can wait until morning – you want a medical professional to see your child as soon as possible.

Child Health
Pediatrics

Preserving a young girl's chance to have a family

Publish Date: 10/25/2018

little girl dressed as super heroYour little girl has just been diagnosed with cancer. As a parent, you are devastated. You know she faces a long road of treatments, and you hope that at the end of that road, your daughter is cancer-free and ready to live her life. What you might not have considered is how her cancer treatments may affect her fertility and the ability to have a family, if she wants one, many years from now.

Holly Hoefgen
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Child Health
Pediatrics

Born this way

Publish Date: 10/25/2018

children's legs wearing rainbow socksYour child is struggling with the gender they were born with and you are at a loss on how to understand and support their needs – emotionally, physically and socially. The Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital offers care to children and adolescents who identify as a gender different than the sex they were assigned at birth.

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Child Health
Adolescent Medicine
Sarah Garwood

Are you going to be a new grandparent? Read this!

Publish Date: 10/25/2018

grandma holding babyYou’ve just gotten the most exciting news from your daughter and son-in-law – they are having a baby and you are going to be a grandmother in eight short months! But then she asked you to see your doctor to get a booster vaccine for pertussis, called a Tdap. Is this really necessary? Or is your daughter just being overprotective?

Shelby Dickison
Child Health
General Health
Primary Care
Rachel C. Orscheln

Lyme disease -- it's not child's play

Publish Date: 10/25/2018

tickbiteLyme disease is a year-round problem. Transmitted by a tick bite, this unwanted souvenir can be picked up just about anywhere – a walk in the woods, day at the farm, or weekend camping trip.

Child Health
Pediatrics

Avoid Car Seat Tragedy with Visible Reminders and a KISS

Publish Date: 7/9/2018

cute boy in car seat in summerAs a new parent, you’ve taken parenting classes, read countless baby how-to books, child-proofed the house with outlet covers and baby gates, you locked up your medicines and installed cabinet locks to keep your little one safe. The last thing on your mind was accidentally leaving your child in the car on a hot day. But it can happen, and the consequences can be devastating.

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Child Health
Pediatrics

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe -- Where Should My Child GO (to see a doctor)?

Publish Date: 7/9/2018

kids playingYour teenager needs a physical. Your daughter has an ear infection. Your son broke his arm. Your baby is having trouble breathing. There was a time when you only had two choices for medical attention for your children – the pediatrician’s office or the emergency room. But now, thanks to the ever-expanding levels of care that are available, you have several choices of where to take your child.

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Electronic Cigarettes – The New Smoking

Publish Date: 4/18/2018

two teenage girls blowing ecig vaporsJust a decade ago, electronic cigarettes claimed to be the answer for any smoker who was trying to quit tobacco cigarettes. They quickly became popular with teenagers who saw them as a risk-free alternative to smoking. However, these devices pose real health issues and those who “vape” can easily get hooked on the nicotine found in the fruit and candy-flavored products, especially children and adolescents.

Field of Dreams for Sports Rehab

Publish Date: 4/18/2018

doctors and therapists standing on turfYoung athletes face many challenges, and when injury hits, it can mean the end of the season for some.  To help those kids get safely back in the game, St. Louis Children’s Hospital has opened the Young Athlete Center – a new interactive physical therapy center to bridge the gap between traditional rehab clinics and the real playing field.

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Child Health
Orthopedics
Jeffrey J. Nepple
Mark E. Halstead