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Getting books from health care providers will soon be a routine part of regular pediatric checkups.
Foram Mankodi, M.D., began seeing patients at the Belle Plaine clinic July 13.
The holidays are here, and toys are a great way for children to learn and become good problem solvers. Sometimes, though, our good intent can lead to a child being cut, bruised, poisoned, shocked, suffocated or choked by unsafe toys.
Vaccinations are an important way to keep your child safe and healthy. Some parents have opted out of having their children vaccinated because of a fear that immunizations lead to autism. A 2015 study dispels the myth.
Whether it is time for a well-child visit, a preventive exam or a bigger health concern, Cheryl and Dan Meyer and family, including their adult daughters and young grandchildren, call Sarah Strahm, a family nurse practitioner at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. As a Family Medicine provider, Strahm takes care of patients of all ages and life stages.
Social media is a fun and easy way for kids to connect with friends. Because kids younger than the legal age of 13 are starting to join in, it’s important to teach them that even though social media is fun to use, there also are risks.
A new school year is a great time to revisit goals and re-establish good habits — for kids and their parents.
Does your child have difficulty focusing on an activity or seem impulsive in behavior? When symptoms are severe enough and cause ongoing problems in more than one area of your child’s life, it could be a sign of a neurobehavioral disorder, such as ADHD.
We’ve all been there. Your toddler is having a meltdown in the middle of the grocery store aisle. What do you do now? Truth be told, there is no perfect way to handle your child’s temper tantrum. These tips may offer some techniques you haven’t tried yet.
A child’s confidence depends on hearing certain messages, and parents are in the best position to send them. Confident children know their own goodness, and that they are worthy of being loved and belonging with their friends and family.
Caring for a newborn can be a challenge. Caring for a premature newborn who is hospitalized 90 miles away from home is even more of a challenge. Just ask Mankato resident Callie Vanderhoof.
Dentistry has come a long way since the Middle Ages, when people had their teeth yanked out at the barbershop. In fact, dental care has greatly expanded in the last 20 years. But even now, with the latest dental advancements, you still have to play an active role in your dental care — and your child’s.
This year, Mayo Clinic celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Mayo Clinic Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital. However, Mayo Clinic’s history in caring for children, both locally and across the region, began long before the creation of the children’s hospital.
For parents, it can be hard to tell whether your child’s illness requires antibiotics or if there are other ways to effectively treat their symptoms. In order to prevent overuse of these drugs, it’s important to know which situations can use home remedies instead of antibiotics.