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Jimmy Kimmel opens up about son’s heart condition

Jimmy Kimmel opens up about son’s heart condition Comedian Jimmy Kimmel took a more serious-than-usual tone in a recent episode of his show, opening up about his family’s journey with congenital heart disease. In an emotional monologue, Kimmel revealed his newborn son turned purple and had to undergo emergency surgery just hours after birth for a…
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New heart mapping technology at Dell Children’s

New heart mapping technology at Dell Children’s At nine years old, Sofia Dahlberg is a typical vivacious and active kid. When not playing volleyball or tennis, she’s honing her acting skills, most recently as Miss Hannigan in her school’s performance of Annie. But because of an abnormal heart rhythm (cardiac arrhythmia) diagnosed at age…
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“Spring forward” sleep tips for kids

“Spring forward” sleep tips for kids Right about the time when you get your toddler, young child or teen on a good sleep schedule, daylight saving time comes around to destroy all your hard work. While it’s tough enough for adults to adjust to a new schedule, experts say losing an hour of sleep can…
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Cardiac arrest, heart attack and failure: What’s the difference?

Cardiac arrest, heart attack and failure: What’s the difference? Ascension Seton cardiologist explains heart conditions in light of George Michael and Carrie Fisher deaths This week the world lost two pop culture icons, George Michael and Carrie Fisher. In light of recent news about these much-loved celebrities, doctors say it’s important to understand various heart condition signs, symptoms and tips for…
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Avoiding Trauma by Toys: Tips for holiday toy-buying

Avoiding Trauma by Toys: Tips for holiday toy-buying Every parent looks forward to seeing their child’s face light up at the sight of a new toy during the holidays. But as we begin to shop for our little ones, emergency room physicians say safety should be at the top of our shopping list. To help parents make…
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Cholesterol: All in the family?

Cholesterol: All in the family? Blood tests during immunizations can detect high cholesterol risks in children, parents Routine immunization visits can help prevent diseases before they strike. Now, a study from the New England Journal of Medicine shows that an additional heel stick during these appointments can identify genetic markers for high cholesterol –…
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FDA: Homeopathic teething products unsafe

FDA: Homeopathic teething products unsafe Heads up, parents. While homeopathic teething tablets may sound like a safe and natural remedy to ease your baby’s swollen gums, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning potential side effects could be harmful or even deadly to infants and children. The tablets are readily available in retail…
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Kids and sports: Don’t specialize too soon

Kids and sports: Don’t specialize too soon New study shows playing a variety of sports may prevent injury in young kids A growing number of kids in the U.S. are playing sports seriously at a young age, but new research shows specializing in one single sport too soon may not be the healthiest for your…
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