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HPV and Cancer

January 19, 2019
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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection. According to the CDC, 80% of people will have an HPV infection at some point in their lifetime. The HPV vaccine is used to prevent many types of HPV infections that are linked to HPV-related cancers, such as cervical cancer and mouth and throat cancers.

Talking with Your Children about Cancer

January 18, 2019

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Cancer affects the entire family and telling your children you have cancer is not easy. Talking to your kids about your diagnosis and helping them understand cancer is important. Children try to understand and find ways to cope, but they may lack the skills to deal with your illness on their own.

Best of the Swedish Blog 2018

December 27, 2018
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We've gathered some of our best insights to share with you from the past year.

Concussions can have a long-term impact on kids

November 29, 2018
A recent study finds that some children may be more susceptible to concussion symptoms up to a year after the injury.

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the dangers caused by concussions, especially for children. Now, according to a new study, those consequences may be even more serious than anyone knew.

How to be ensure your best health while at college

November 23, 2018
Colleges are in session and students are back on campus,which often means living away from home for the first time. It is a really exciting time in the life of a young person and also presents awesome opportunities for them to start taking control of their own health.

Chief of Pediatrics explains why you should get your flu shot

November 08, 2018

The 2017-18 flu season was one of the most deadly in decades - more than 80,000 Americans died last year from the flu, almost 200 of them were children. Every year we see young, healthy people dying of influenza and influenza-related complications. This year, we've already seen flu deaths in other parts of the country.

Tips to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

October 30, 2018
While Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is rare, it is a source of worry for many parents.

While Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is rare, it is a source of worry for many parents. We don't know exactly what causes SIDS, but we do know some ways to reduce the risk.

Still not washing your hands properly? You could make people sick.

October 11, 2018
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A recent study by the USDA shows that people are only washing their hands correctly 3% of the time. Learn the “who, what, when, where, why, and how” of proper handwashing.

Flat head syndrome FAQ

October 09, 2018
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Many cases of plagiocephaly are benign flat spots or slight abnormalities on a baby’s head that will resolve on their own over time.

New car seat recommendations for kids

September 28, 2018
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new information and recommendations on car seats for young children. In an updated policy statement, entitled “Child Passenger Safety,” the AAP recommends children remain rear-facing as long as possible – until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their specific seat.
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