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Strep throat: How long it's contagious, symptoms and recovery

The bacteria that causes strep throat is very contagious. Learn the symptoms, helpful recovery tips, and how to protect yourself and your family from strep throat.

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Children's Health

Infant bonding and your baby’s development: Tips for parents to encourage bonding

Infant bonding is an important process in a baby's life and can help set the stage for healthy relationships going forward. Learn ways to encourage bonding and why the whole family should be involved.

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Children's Health

4 tips for preventing food allergies at school

For parents of children with food allergies, there can be a constant worry that their child may eat a food they shouldn't. But there are things parents can do to help ease their fears while their child is at school.

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Children's Health

Back-to-school tips to protect your kid from COVID-19, fentanyl, injuries and more

As your child heads back to school, learn how you can help protect them from COVID-19, fentanyl, concussions, sports-related injuries, and more.

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Children's Health

Preventing drownings: 7 tips to keep your children safe around water

Drownings are a leading cause of death for children, but most drownings are preventable. With the summer in full swing, learn how to keep your children safe around pools, lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water.

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Children's Health

Do you think your child may have autism? Learn when to seek an autism evaluation

Autism can often be difficult for parents to detect, partly because autism can show up differently in each person. UC Davis MIND Institute experts help parents know when to seek an autism evaluation for their child.

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Children's Health

7 common injuries in youth sports and how parents can help prevent them

About 60 million American youth are involved in athletics. Youth sports have many great benefits, but injuries tend to come with that. Our experts explain common injuries in young athletes and ways to prevent them.

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Children's Health

When is my child ready for the next car seat? 4 tips for parents

As a parent, it can be hard to know when your child is ready to move onto the next car seat or booster seat. Our experts have four tips to help keep your child safe in your vehicle.

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Children's Health

RSV in children: What parents need to know

RSV is making headlines recently as cases surge across the country. Our pediatricians have important information about RSV that parents should know to help protect their children.

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Children's Health

Does my child have ADHD or are they just being an energetic kid?

Kids tend to have lots of energy and can be easily distracted. As a parent, how do you know if your child's hyperactivity is actually a medical condition called ADHD? Our experts offer some guidance.

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Children's Health

What causes acne, and how do I treat it?

Acne can begin showing up in the preteen and teen years and can last well into adulthood. Learn what causes pimples, blackheads, and cysts, and how to help clear up your skin.

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Children's Health

Breastfeeding benefits, latching tips and more for new parents

While breastfeeding can be a challenging time for new parents, there are many benefits to breastfeeding your newborn. Our experts answer questions about breastfeeding and offer helpful tips.

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Children's Health

Second chances: Victims of violence find healing, new lives through mentorships

Chevist Johnson and Esmerelda Huerta, violence intervention specialists, are all about changing the lives of young people impacted by violence. Check out how they guide youth to see a different future for themselves.

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Children's Health

Researching MIS-C: Tracking a dangerous form of COVID-19 in kids

Two UC Davis Health pediatricians and researchers bring their expertise together to research a severe illness in children called MIS-C linked to COVID-19. See how they're contributing to this worldwide effort.

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Children's Health

A thoughtful shift: Leading families to life-changing results

Co-developer Brandi Hawk explains how a seven-week intervention for children with behavior difficulties and their parents has proven to be a life-changer for families.

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Children's Health

Tiny connections: Parents keep virtual watch over NICU babies

Babies born underweight or with health issues are often kept in the NICU for weeks. Since many parents can't stay by their newborn's side, webcams allow parents to see their child each day until they come home.

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