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April 24, 2020 | Allison Arthur MD, FAAP

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Becoming a parent is life’s greatest joy, but the role is also filled with uncertainty. That could not be more true today as the world is faced with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. It has many parents wondering how they can best continue to ensure their children stay healthy and what to do if their child becomes ill. Here are some ways you can continue to support the physical and mental health needs of your children at this uncertain time.

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April 23, 2020 | Katherine A. Gallagher, PhD

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about new challenges for all families and youth, such as changes in routine, limited contact with friends, or simply being bored from staying home. Coping with COVID-19 restrictions may be especially challenging for families where one or more children have a chronic health condition. Youth with chronic medical conditions are at increased risk for mental health symptoms such as anxiety and depression, and these may increase during times of stress.

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April 21, 2020 | Jorge Emilio Gomez, MD

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During the current COVID-19 crisis, parents are looking for ways to keep their children safe. Basic good health habits may help. Making sure your children are well fed, getting enough sleep, and getting exercise are common sense measures. But, can exercise really boost immune function in children? The immune system consists of certain blood cells and molecules, such as immunoglobulins and cytokines, that help the body fight infection. To be clear, there is currently no scientific evidence that regular...

April 17, 2020 | Cari Thiede, Clinical Pediatric Dietitian

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At Texas Children's Hospital, we are committed to our community and strive to connect families with information to help keep children healthy and safe. We understand the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak has rippled into homes and in some cases, has caused food shortages. If you are experiencing food and meal shortage, here is a list of places where you can get a meal or food items in the Houston area.

Houston Food Bank:...

April 16, 2020 | Melissa Cunnyngham, Elizabeth Cummings and Blair Alger

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The next two months may not go the way you expected them to or the way you have dreamed of since you started school years ago. You were planning for prom, graduation parties, family gatherings and walking across the stage in your cap and gown. Some of these events have already been canceled, and for the others, there may still be uncertainty around if they will happen or not. You have heard all the reasons – “It’s for your safety.” and “We are all having to make sacrifices.” – but it doesn’t erase the...

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