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What to say to kids about school shootings to ease their stress

What to say to kids about school shootings to ease their stress

Nineteen children and two adults were killed during the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Parents are struggling to cope with the loss and with how to explain it to their children. Allison Dinner/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Allison Dinner/AFP via Getty Images Nineteen children and two adults were killed …

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Hepatitis Cases in Kids Have Scientists Hunting for Answers

Hepatitis Cases in Kids Have Scientists Hunting for Answers

In January 2022, doctors in Scotland noticed a worrying trend: a scattering of cases of severe hepatitis in kids between 1 and 5 years old. The children were presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms—abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting—followed by the onset of jaundice. To see such acute hepatitis (a broad term that essentially describes inflammation of the liver) …

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A new puberty guide for kids aims to replace anxiety with self-confidence

A new puberty guide for kids aims to replace anxiety with self-confidence

In an inclusive guide for pre-teens going through puberty, girls, boys and nonbinary youth are shown navigating topics from feelings to body parts to puberty gear. Girlology hide caption toggle caption Girlology In an inclusive guide for pre-teens going through puberty, girls, boys and nonbinary youth are shown navigating topics from feelings to body parts …

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It's time to screen all kids for anxiety, physicians' task force recommends

It’s time to screen all kids for anxiety, physicians’ task force recommends

Regular screening for anxiety in their doctor’s office is one way to help kids before their troubles escalate. Vladimir Vladimirov/Vladimir Vladimirov/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Vladimir Vladimirov/Vladimir Vladimirov/Getty Images Regular screening for anxiety in their doctor’s office is one way to help kids before their troubles escalate. Vladimir Vladimirov/Vladimir Vladimirov/Getty Images An influential panel …

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