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​​Dr. Jennifer Shu and her team of pediatricians and pediatric specialists answer parents' commonly asked health questions.​​


 


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How can I help ensure my child will be safe in and around the water at summer camp?215942​​​Swimming and other water activities are a fun part of many youth camp programs. Be sure to choose a camp that take steps to keep kids safe in and around pools​, lakes, and other bodies of water. Read on for some important questions to ask.4/13/2024 12:59:50 AM4/13/2024 12:59:50 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{EC8AAA49-EE79-4EF1-8CC7-04C42D2007BD}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
What's the best way to protect kids’ skin from sunburn?216027Roughly a quarter of lifetime sun exposure happens during childhood and adolescence. Kids spend a lot of time outdoors, especially in the summer, so its important to build some sun-safe habits that don't take away from the fun of outside play.4/1/2024 9:00:52 PM4/1/2024 9:00:52 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{04EFA70D-F5C9-4686-8E4A-8AEA75580024}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
What makes teen acne worse?216020ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) discusses things that can make acne worse.3/29/2024 6:04:56 PM3/29/2024 6:04:56 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{4BEA8172-DBCB-4092-8F11-30BD36882F97}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Do college students and teens need a flu shot?215963ask-the-pediatrician~College students and teens should get a flu vaccine and COVID-19 booster ASAP before traveling or heading home. Getting vaccinated will help prevent the spread of illness to others at risk of severe illness or hospitalization. 3/27/2024 6:47:35 PM3/27/2024 6:47:35 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{7CEE49DB-D1B0-483C-8855-F9E182E2569B}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
What should I do if my child’s ADHD medication is out of stock during the shortage?424With the ongoing ADHD medication shortage, here are tips on what you can do if your child's prescription is out of stock.3/20/2024 3:05:05 PM3/20/2024 3:05:05 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{703C2346-7827-4984-A36E-EAA22517F383}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
How can I safely watch a solar eclipse with my children?10063/19/2024 12:46:04 AM3/19/2024 12:46:04 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{15C5D608-41D4-4CED-8225-9EA7DA8D107E}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Should I worry about lead in my child’s cinnamon applesauce pouch?216023Recently, health officials warned people not to eat certain brands of cinnamon applesauce pouches because they had high levels of lead in them. Some ground cinnamon is also recalled. Here's what parents need to know.3/6/2024 10:52:55 PM3/6/2024 10:52:55 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{0BA7A372-AEEC-4416-837E-CA2B750D6308}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Is the RSV immunization available for infants?216088You may be hearing that hospitals and pediatrician offices in your area have a shortage or limited supply of the new respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) immunization for infants. Here's the latest information you need to know about this new immunization.1/16/2024 5:31:40 PM1/16/2024 5:31:40 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{73A94EB8-BB18-49CA-80D9-3943CE3DE273}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
How do I keep my children safe and warm during winter power outages?216065If the power fails in your home during winter, extreme cold may put younger children—especially infants—are at risk for hypothermia. But alternative sources of heat can be hazardous. So how do parents keep their kids warm…and safe? Learn more here.1/12/2024 7:24:38 PM1/12/2024 7:24:38 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{93FD73E8-405D-4081-B2A3-6B98E0222792}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
My baby has a stuffy nose. How can I help them sleep safely?216093While it may seem harmless to prop up your baby on towels or pillows or incline their mattress to help them breathe when they are congested, it is NOT safe. Here are safer ways to help your baby sleep when they have a stuffy nose.1/3/2024 1:30:49 AM1/3/2024 1:30:49 AMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{23DE5267-E019-4126-812F-4147255586DE}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Are Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) Safe for Children?21598012/19/2023 3:05:20 PM12/19/2023 3:05:20 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{00358C09-DFED-4765-8F90-9542F1B8FB5D}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
What should I do if my child or teen is thinking about suicide?216022Learn what parents should know about suicidal thoughts and ideation, how to talk with your teen about their mental health.12/8/2023 6:20:57 PM12/8/2023 6:20:57 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{DF3B7DFD-F439-4D88-A4A2-63C6D1CFE0EB}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Can I give my 5-year-old over-the-counter cough medicine?215988ask-the-pediatrician~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) discusses over-the-counter cough medicine and home remedies for the common cold. 11/30/2023 9:36:40 PM11/30/2023 9:36:40 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{5462F629-BFE6-4F7E-AF6A-F1E4FDDC8037}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Why are we seeing baby formula brands on the shelves from companies I haven’t heard of before?216034ask-the-pediatrician~To help ease the national shortage of baby formula, the U.S. government is importing several brands that weren't previously sold here. Here's what you need to know.11/27/2023 6:03:13 PM11/27/2023 6:03:13 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{87F73865-A02C-4891-8C2A-D2DF475E43F7}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js
Is it safe for my baby to travel in a car seat for hours at a time?216110ask-the-pediatrician~If you’re considering a road trip with your infant, here are some tips to help keep your baby safe and comfortable. ​11/22/2023 5:35:47 PM11/22/2023 5:35:47 PMOur Sponsors Log in | Register Menu Log in | Register Home Our Sponsors At Play On The Go All STS_ListItem_850https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx0https://www.healthychildren.orghtmlFalseaspxhttps://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician{11909A12-33CD-4771-BAD9-043CDB8E0AAA}~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_Default.js

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