Pediatric News Blog


Reading over the summer

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  • Some readers are late bloomers, but there is a lot that parents can do to help awaken a love of reading.
  • Put away the electronic devices and use time in the car or while waiting for reading.
  • Letting your children pick out what they want to read at the library increases the chances that they will read it.
  • Find books at your child’s reading level.

Planning an active vacation

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  • Reduce distractions by unplugging from electronic devices.
  • Be brave and reach outside your comfort zone to try something new.
  • Be sure to make time for naps or a little rest to recharge everybody’s batteries.
  • When planning your vacation look for things you can do in the area that are active, whether it is a walking tour of the city or a hike in the great outdoors.

Hay Fever

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  • Hay fever is caused by common allergens like mold, pollens, pet dander, or dust mites.
  • The symptoms of hay fever are often confused with cold symptoms, but hay fever is an allergic reaction and isn’t caused by a virus.
  • Allergic rhinitis not only makes you feel miserable, it can interfere with your sleep, worsen asthma symptoms, or cause sinusitis or ear infections.

Teen Suicide

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  • The more we know about suicide and the warning signs, the better we can prevent it.
  • In Utah, suicide is the leading cause of death for those between the ages of 10 to 17.
  • In about 90 percent of cases suicide victims were suffering from a mental disorder when they died.


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