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Children and Broken Bones

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Some kids are daredevils, defying gravity in any number of ways. Others stick close to the ground. A broken bone can happen to any of them, and for some, a cast is a childhood right of passage. Knowing that doesn’t make it any less scary when it’s yo... Read full article

Selective Mutism

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When at home, your happy, bubbly child can’t stop talking. But when you attend larger family gatherings, she clams up and doesn’t utter a word. You thought she was just overly shy, but you’ve noticed that this happens at soccer practice, in school, a... Read full article

Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases

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If the school nurse has you on speed dial and you find yourself blazing a path to your child’s school due to repeated infections, you may be dealing with something other than the average cold or allergies.... Read full article

Bipolar Disorder

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Regardless of outside circumstances, being a parent can be difficult, but when you do factor in those outside circumstances, things can be even more tricky. These outside circumstances can include an unexpected mental health diagnosis. For around thr... Read full article

The Keto Diet & Thanksgiving

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If the key to your dieting success is ketosis, navigating the Thanksgiving table can seem like an insurmountable challenge. There are starchy foods as far as the eye can see and that’s even before you get to all the pies. But with a little planning a... Read full article



Allergic Asthma

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Runny nose and red eyes that come on every time the pollen blows are typical allergy symptoms many of us deal with this time of year. But when the lungs are involved, an allergic response can include asthma.... Read full article

Shingles

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Perhaps you’ve felt an itching and burning sensation in a specific area on your body. You think to yourself that it will go away, but then you notice that a rash has developed in that same area, and it’s slightly painful. The possibilities of what it... Read full article

Croup

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Getting some sort of sinus funk is standard in Louisiana’s wet and pollen-rich environment, but sometimes, it can develop into more, especially for the youngest member of your family. While coughing often happens with any illness, listening to the so... Read full article

Dentophobia

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From the whirring of drills to strange new smells and bright lights, the dentist office can provoke anxiety for anyone. Children especially may become anxious. Mild dislike can progress to dentophobia, or general fear of receiving dental care.... Read full article

Color Blindness

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Circle all the red apples and cross out all the green apples. This type of Kindergarten assignment seems benign, but for some children with color blindness, it is actually impossible. ... Read full article

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