• Six Ways to Help Your Child Succeed This School Year

    08/22/2014 |

    Academic success is measured in various ways depending on the school: many schools use traditional letter grades (ABCDF), some value a grade-free approach and still others practice a ranking system based on a curve. No matter what type of grading system…  Read More

  • Prevent Cyber Bullying

    08/13/2014 |

    You may think you know what your child is doing online, but chances are you don’t know the full story. Even if you have family rules regarding technology use, your child could still be at risk for cyber bullying. Whether it happens online or not,…  Read More

  • Enterovirus D68: What You Need to Know

    09/11/2014 |

    By now, you’ve probably heard about it: the rare strain of a common virus believed to be behind the spike in kids being sent to the hospital for moderate to severe respiratory infections—enterovirus D68. But there’s no need to panic.…  Read More

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When To Call: Sore Throat

11/25/2014 | Family CarePrimary Care

It’s that time of year when many children develop upper respiratory infections, or the common cold. Your child’s symptoms may often include a sore throat. A sore throat can cause irritation and pain with swallowing. You can help relieve your child’s sore throat pain with over-the-counter pain relievers. Warm liquids, such as chicken noodle soup, may also help. In most cases, a sore throat does not require a trip to see the doctor, and symptoms should go away when the cold subsides.…

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Rehabilitating Our Youth: How Court-Ordered Drug Treatment Works at the Dual Diagnosis Clinic

11/24/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

The Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health is committed to serving all children and teens in the region who struggle with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems, including juvenile offenders. If an adolescent is a good candidate for our program, we can help them complete their court-ordered drug rehabilitation. But more importantly, we can help them get their life back on the right track. Below are answers to the most common questions we receive…

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Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

11/24/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

Thanksgiving leftovers are a favorite holiday tradition in some families. Just thinking about that day-after turkey sandwich can make your mouth water. Your kids, however, may not be as excited about eating Thanksgiving leftovers. Leftovers often just don’t seem appealing to kids, especially that foil covered, half-eaten turkey they see sitting in your refrigerator. We talked to Peter Fulgenzi, executive chef at Indiana University Health North Hospital, about how to turn Thanksgiving leftovers…

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Tips for Thanksgiving with Children

11/23/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

Thanksgiving is a holiday to celebrate family, enjoy a delicious meal and give thanks. A great way to spend time with your children on Thanksgiving is to get them involved in the process of planning and cooking a meal. Here are some tips for getting kids involved and keeping them busy on Thanksgiving: Have your children help plan the meal. Are there certain foods or desserts they would like to eat or help prepare? This can be especially helpful for picky eaters. If they help plan the menu, you can…

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Adolescent Addiction: Common Questions Asked by Parents and Guardians

11/21/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

The clinical team at the Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health receives many questions from parents and guardians about their child's health, the ENCOMPASS treatment program and what they can do to help their adolescent recover from addiction. We thought it might be helpful to share the answers to some of the most common questions on our blog. Your Questions Answered Question: Should I abstain from drinking if my child is struggling with an addiction…

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