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The microbiome and your health. Venus Kalami, a clinical nutritionist with Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, knows a lot about how the foods we eat affect our health. “Our gut microbiome is the garden of bacteria, fungi, and other small critters that together help influence our gut health and overall health,” she says. “The gut

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Health Hazards of Homework

(7 days ago) WebA new study by the Stanford Graduate School of Education and colleagues found that students in high-performing schools who did excessive hours of homework “experienced greater behavioral engagement in school but also more academic stress, physical health problems, and lack of balance in their lives.”. Those health problems …

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How to Encourage Your Children to Have Healthy Eating …

(4 days ago) WebWhenever possible, Kalami suggests, have a family meal at the table. Eating together has been linked to many positive health outcomes. However, hot or cold, or even on the go, there’s no wrong way to have breakfast. “Breakfast doesn’t have to be the very first thing in the morning, and it doesn’t even have to happen at home,” Kalami said.

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Keeping Your Family Physically Active in a Pandemic

(5 days ago) WebFor families wondering how to stay active in the middle of a pandemic, Dr. Juvvadi shared some tips to find fun ways to keep moving every day. 1. Put exercise on your calendar. Setting aside a certain amount of time each day for exercise makes it a priority. “I usually recommend that children and adults get at least 30 minutes of active

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Healthier, Happy Lives Blog

(Just Now) WebAt Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, we’re improving lives every day. Read our stories and ideas for making yours a healthier, happy life, too. Categories. Back-to-School; Celebrating Volunteers; Community Outreach; Construction Updates; COVID-19; Design; Doctors; Events; Family-Centered Care; Fertility; Healthy Eating; Interesting Things;

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Health Care Issues Facing Families Today

(4 days ago) WebQ: Could you please talk a bit about the Stanford Medicine Children’s Health pediatric network. Dr. Makar: I work at a practice in San Francisco called Town and Country Pediatrics and we recently joined Stanford Medicine Children’s Health. The Stanford Medicine Children’s Health network consists of pediatric practices that are scattered

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Op-Ed: We Must Prioritize Youth Mental Health

(3 days ago) WebStanford psychiatrist and an attorney from the National Center for Youth Law call attention to the potential mental health impacts on youth from the COVID-19 pandemic and trauma surrounding racial injustice in America. A new op-ed published today by Rachel Velcoff Hults, equity and access attorney on the National Center for Youth Law’s Health

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COVID-19: What Parents Need to Know

(8 days ago) WebOriginal article updated on January 6, 2021 to accurately represent the evolving situation. Ongoing news about the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), has parents wondering what they should do to keep their families protected. We sat down with Stanford Medicine Children’s Health to address the most common questions …

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Nutrition and Food Labels for Children

(2 days ago) WebYour child’s health care provider is a great resource when it comes to learning how to make the best choices to meet your child’s nutritional needs. While different fad diets wax and wane in popularity over time, one thing remains the same: the importance of a balanced diet containing all food groups.

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How Parents Can Help Prevent Food Allergies in Kids

(5 days ago) WebFor some children, food allergies can be serious—even life-threatening. Nivedita More, MD, a pediatrician at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, is here to help dispel some of the myths about food allergies and give parents some ways they can help prevent food allergies in young children. Created with Sketch.

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Health Tips for College Freshmen

(1 days ago) WebIn a recent interview with Make it Better magazine, Geoffrey Hart-Cooper, MD, a pediatrician with Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Peninsula Pediatric Medical Group, offered advice to help college freshman prepare for a healthy school year–from vaccines to first-aid supplies to important conversations teens should have with their …

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Teen Mental Health During Pandemic

(8 days ago) WebTeen Mental Health During Pandemic. Family-Centered Care. The teenage years are naturally full of angst as children move through adolescence to adulthood. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the stresses of that transition for many youth. Pediatrician Lauren Strelitz, MD, provides some advice on helping teens navigate this …

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Helping Kids Cope with Separation Anxiety

(5 days ago) WebPediatric psychologist Barbara Bentley, PsyD, herself a mom, understands how challenging these manifestations of separation anxiety feel for children and parents alike. “Our brains associate ‘novel’ with ‘dangerous,’” said Dr. Bentley, a clinical associate professor of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Stanford Medicine

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Quality of Life Is Top Priority With Celiac Disease

(5 days ago) WebCeliac disease is one of the more common autoimmune disorders, which affects over1 percent of the population worldwide and creates inflammation in the small intestine. It can impact any part of the body–ranging from gastrointestinal symptoms, weight loss, mood, energy, and bone health–to name a few. Though there is no cure, it can be

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What to Do When Your Kid Gets a Nosebleed

(5 days ago) WebAccording to Dr. Ahmed, the pressure from pinching the nostril area is the best method, and it is very important to maintain that pressure for at least 5 minutes to stop the bleeding. “Five to 10 minutes can feel like an eternity in the moment, but you need to keep the pressure on for a minimum of five minutes,” she said. Your demeanor when

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A teen’s perspective on mental health

(Just Now) WebNura Mostaghimi, age 16, a junior at Palo Alto High School (“Paly”) spoke with Stanford Medicine Children’s Health about promising new mental health support programs in the community and her perspective on a controversial television series. Nura took part in Stanford’s second annual Adolescent Mental Wellness Conference, April 27-28.

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70% of High Schoolers Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep

(1 days ago) Web70% of High Schoolers Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep. August 21, 2019 | Amy Brooks. Family-Centered Care. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, teens should sleep 8–10 hours a night. But studies have shown that 7 out of 10 high school students are falling short of this recommendation on school nights.

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Living a Whole Life With Half a Brain

(1 days ago) WebHe was diagnosed with infantile spasms (IS), a rare seizure disorder that can progress to epilepsy. Under the care of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health doctors, Ozzy was able to beat IS and was seizure free between the ages of 1 and 4. Life felt normal for Ozzy and his family. He was a happy, curious, and thriving kid.

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Packard Children’s immunologist

(8 days ago) WebOne Response to “Packard Children’s immunologist searches for a treatment for children’s food allergies”. Angie Murray October 10th, 2016 . Hello, I was wondering how can I get more information about this. I have a 9 year old son who is allergic to any tree nuts ,peanuts, shell fish some fish and sometimes red meats and fruits that …

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How to Safeguard Teens’ Well-Being on Social Media

(3 days ago) WebOne Response to “How to Safeguard Teens’ Well-Being on Social Media”. Cheruiyot Yegon is August 28th, 2023. Social media is really becoming a challenge to the young generation if not controlled and limited. We also got those adults who take advantage of their vulnerability. We expect authorities all over to take charge.

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A CORE Care Team Reduces Families’ Burden

(4 days ago) WebBecause care coordination is such a challenge, it often results in limited and untimely access to health care services, ultimately causing higher rates of hospitalization and emergency room visits. “We can’t change their disease, but we can help the family access care, and to make their time with their child the best it can be,” says

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A Preemie Transfers and Gets a New Care Plan for BPD

(5 days ago) WebConducting a carefully coordinated care plan. Bryn was transferred to the NICU at Stanford Children’s when she was 5 months old, arriving with 12 lpm of flow on a RAM cannula—a substantial amount of breathing support. The CRIB team got together to outline a plan of care with a three-pronged strategy that addressed her respiratory, …

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