Tag: children’s health

GE Reflux: A medical diagnosis that’s literally hard to swallow

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When children have problems in their esophagus or moving food through their gastrointestinal tract, receiving an accurate diagnosis can be a challenge. MercyOne recently...

Understanding Your Child’s Vision and Back to School Eye Exams

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August means one thing: all things back to school! From shopping for school supplies, finding out teacher assignments, and squeezing in all those last-minute...

Understanding Necrotizing Enterocolitis

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What to know about necrotizing enterocolitis, a gastrointestinal disease commonly found in preemies and newborns. Fragile newborn babies may require treatment in the neonatal...

Tonsillectomy Recovery: Toddler Edition

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Tears. Pain Meds. Popsicles. Applesauce. Quiet Activities. All of these are things to expect with a tonsillectomy. Especially when it involves a toddler. Two...

Des Moines Urgent Care Guide

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Here is a complete and comprehensive list of all Des Moines urgent care locations. Because sickness, injuries, and the unknown rarely happen when it's convenient.

Facts About COVID-19 Vaccination For Children 12+

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What parents need to know about COVID-19 vaccination for children 12+ The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized in the United States for ages 12 to 15....

Affordable Insurance Options for Iowa children

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Hawki Program Helps Working Families Afford Medical Care For Children Silvia contacted EveryStep’s Hawki Outreach program after being referred by a local pregnancy center. She...

Affordable insurance options for Iowa children

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Families can beat burdensome insurance costs and medical expenses with Hawki. The Duncan family was in a tight bind. The father, Andre, was the sole...

When is the right time to go to Urgent Care versus...

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Urgent care clinics can treat a plethora of symptoms and ailments and are a great option for non-emergent things that you wouldn't go to the Emergency Room

Feeding Your Child: What, When, and Why

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New parents stress about lots of things, including how to feed their baby. From breastmilk and formula to baby food basics, Blank Children’s Hospital...