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Injuries Parenting

Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds can look very scary, but they’re common and usually can be managed at home with a few simple measures. Learn what to do and when to worry.

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Injuries Skin Issues

Swollen eyelid causes and treatments

There are many causes of swollen eyelids in kids (and adults). The good news is that the most common ones are usually not serious. Some swellings herald warning though and should be properly evaluated and treated by a doctor. Warning signs include vision changes, pain, protrusion of the eye, fever, difficulty breathing, abnormal eye movements […]

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Injuries Parenting Safety

Home alone? Is your child ready?

Parents often wonder when it’s okay to let their kids stay home alone. There is no easy answer to this question. Many states, including Kansas, do not have a specific age allowable by law. The┬áDepartment for Children and Families┬ásuggests that children under 6 years never be left alone, children 6-9 years should only be alone […]

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Injuries

8 Concussion Myths

Concussions are relatively common. Fortunately there have been campaigns to increase awareness, so more kids are being properly identified. There are still many myths related to concussion that need to be clarified. Common myths and misinformation about concussions: 1. A normal head CT means no concussion and a full return to play is okay. Concussions […]

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Illnesses Injuries Skin Issues

Lip Licker’s Dermatitis

As the leaves fall and the wind blows, I know that I will start seeing kids with smiles bigger than life due to red swollen chapped lips. Parents frequently bring kids in year after year with this “recurrent rash” that comes every dry season and goes away (or at least improves) in the Spring. Licking […]

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Infants Injuries Parenting Safety Vaccines

7 Vitamin K Myths Busted

Social media has allowed the sharing of misinformation about many things, especially medically related things. When the specifics of something are unknown to a person, pretty much anything that’s said can sound reasonable, so people believe what they hear. This happens with many things, such as vaccine risks, chelation, and vitamin K. I want to […]