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  • Tips for Treating Cold/Cough at Home
    Young children get lots of colds before they turn 2 years old, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Here are some tips from the pediatric experts at Arkansas Children's Hospital on how to manage your child's symptoms at home.
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  • Tummy Troubles: When to Worry about Vomiting and Diarrhea 
    According to the American Academy of pediatrics, stomach aches in children happens for all sorts of reasons. The experts at Arkansas Children's share tips for knowing how to treat tummy issues at home ... and when to head to the ER.
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  • Arkansas Children’s Dental Outreach Programs: Reaching More Children in More Ways
    Many children across the state lack access to important dental care. Yet, a simple toothache can become a complicated issue, leading to problems with eating, speaking, playing and learning. Thanks to the generosity of donors across the state, Arkansas Children’s Dental Outreach Programs have provided dental services to patients for almost a decade.
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  • Antibiotics Aren't Always the Answer
    Calling all moms, dads and caregivers: Antibiotics aren’t always the answer to common illnesses! In fact, most sore throats, coughs and runny noses don’t need antibiotics, and antibiotics often cause more harm than good.
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  • Right-Sized Surgical Care Times Two
    Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale—the nation’s newest children’s hospital—has been open for business since January. And it’s already changed the lives of children in Northwest Arkansas. Children like 7-month-old twins River and Landry Barenberg.
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  • A Mind of Her Own: Baby Marley
    The NICU experts at Arkansas Children's Hospital help babies like little Marley get better today and have a healthier tomorrow.
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  • Fever 101
    It may still be warm in Arkansas, but cold and flu season is right around the corner. In fact, the Emergency Department at Arkansas Children’s Hospital already has its first confirmed case of flu. With colds and flu comes fever. Here are a few tips for knowing when to seek medical care and when to treat fever at home.
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  • Staying Ahead of the Game – Knowing the Signs of a Concussion
    By now, fall sports are in full swing schools and clubs all over the state. No matter the sport, there’s always a risk of injury. Whether it's the quarterback who takes a hard sack or the cheerleader whose tumble doesn't end as planned, athletes need to remember that any impact that affects the head – even one that isn't direct – can put them at risk for a concussion.
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  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Jakiah's Journey
    In honor of childhood cancer awareness month, Jakiah Collins, a patient at Arkansas Children's was recently featured in an article in Little Rock Family magazine.
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  • Breastfeeding Support For Patients and Families
    World Breastfeeding Week is Aug. 1 – 7. With compassion as one of our core values, Arkansas Children’s welcomes and supports breastfeeding families on our campuses.
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  • 5 Warning Signs Your Child May Have a Neurological Disorder
    1 in 6 children will be diagnosed with a neurological disorder. These disorders can cause difficulty with movement, speech, thinking, seeing, hearing and sleeping. Need a specialist? Our pediatric neurologists see patients in Little Rock, Jonesboro and Springdale.
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  • Seizures or Epilepsy? The Pediatric Neurologists at Arkansas Children's Are Ready to Help
    Just because your child has a seizure does not mean he or she has epilepsy. The pediatric neurologists at Arkansas Children's discuss the difference and share tips for what to do if your child has a seizure.
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  • Young Cancer Survivor Champions Arkansas Children's Northwest
    Childhood Cancer Survivor Addison Alford is the 2018 Color of Hope Champion Child. She will be honored at the 2018 Color of Hope Gala on Friday, August 3, at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. Color of Hope Gala is the largest fundraiser for Arkansas Children's Northwest.
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  • Three Common Types of Kids’ Headaches, When to Worry
    Every kid suffers from an occasional headache. They come and go for various reasons: weather, food, infection, dehydration or stress. Most of the time it’s nothing to worry about, but when your child starts complaining of having frequent headaches, the whole family suffers.
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  • Top Four Places to Never Leave Your Child Alone with Epilepsy
    If your child has been diagnosed with Epilepsy, he/she can still lead a normal life. Most children with seizures do not usually have any physical limitations or activity restrictions. However, there is a chance that your child could lose consciousness during a seizure, so there are certain circumstances and activities that should be avoided or closely monitored.
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  • Take Action: What to do When Your Child Starts Having a Seizure
    Although it is terrifying for a parent, most seizures do end after 1 to 2 minutes without harm. You do not usually have to do anything if your child has brief periods of staring or shaking; however, seizure first aid should be used with shaking or jerking lasting longer than a few seconds.
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  • A Voice for Children: The Overman Family
    Not expected to live past early childhood, 12-year-old Skylar Overman beats the odds thanks to Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Medicaid.
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  • Care Close to Home: Emergency Department Services at Arkansas Children’s Northwest
    In addition to the 24/7 emergency room, the newly opened Arkansas Children’s Northwest campus provides surgeries services, inpatient care and outpatient care with a full range of ancillary and diagnostic services.
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  • Protecting Children You Love from Child Abuse
    Karen Farst, MD, MPH, a pediatrician board-certified in child abuse and the medical director of the Rice Medical Clinic at the Arkansas Children’s Clark Center for Safe & Healthy Children, sat down with us to talk about how families can protect children from abuse.
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  • Volunteer Week: Championing Children By Giving Back
    Arkansas Children's is excited to celebrate National Volunteer Week – April 15-21. This annual celebration allows us to pause and say thank you to our amazing volunteers for the difference they make every day for our patients and families.
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  • Spring Break Trip Tips for Parents
    Spring is in the air and for many families that means heading out on the open road to enjoy some sunshine and togetherness. Whether you’re headed to the beach, an amusement park or to just to visit relatives, your number one priority is keeping everyone happy, safe and—let’s be honest—sane.
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  • Go Further with Food: 5 Tips to Eat Healthy, Spend Less
    Think you can’t eat healthy on a budget? Registered Dietitian Brandi Nichols, RD, CSP, LD at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, shares some tips to “Go Further with Food” during National Nutrition Month.
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  • Eating Disorder Awareness, Tips For Parents
    In observance of Eating Disorder Awareness Week (Feb. 26 through March 4), we asked Jen Freilino, licensed professional counselor with Department of Adolescent Medicine and Eating Disorders at Arkansas Children’s to talk about such disorders and the role parents play in modeling a healthy lifestyle. She also shares some insightful tips for parents if they think their child might have an eating disorder.
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  • Riding Safely in Style During the Winter Months
    As a new parent, one of the first things you learn about is the best way to keep your child safe in a car seat. But did you know that your child could still be at risk if they are wearing a heavy winter coat while riding in their car seat?
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  • AEDs: Know Where They Are, Know How to Use Them
    An automated external defibrillator and a nurse who knew how to use it saved Joey Coughlin’s life.
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  • Top Three TV Tipping Injuries and How to Avoid
  • Get Some Flu IQ!
    You can't go anywhere in Arkansas without hearing about the flu right now! It's everywhere, and we're still at the beginning of the season.
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  • Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays
    The holidays are here! It's time for Santa to fly his sleigh with a bag full of toys for the girls and boys.
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  • Clearing Your Plate: Eating Disorders and the Holidays
    Food is a big part of the holidays. There’s cookies and rich desserts and grandma’s famous turkey casserole. It can be overwhelming, especially if your teen has an eating disorder or is recovering from one.
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  • Is Your Child Afraid of Needles? Mine Was
    We have a team dedicated to pain management known as our Vascular Access Team or VAT. The team aides in difficult IV situations and specializes in pain management.
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