Children’s Health

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Event Offers Parents Help With Child Health Insurance

Dozens of local families are being given the opportunity to sign their children up for state health coverage just in time for school.



Urgent Care Locations

If your child needs non-emergency urgent care, here are locations where you can get help.



MCH Events Calendar

Check out these upcoming events at Miami Children’s Hospital



Protect Your Child From Bullies

This material was provided by Miami Children’s Hospital, which is responsible for the content. Once upon a time, the stereotypical bully was someone who picked on smaller kids at school, taking lunch money or pushing […]



Kidney Stones In Children

Most parents don’t realize that children can develop kidney stones at a young age. However, changes to family diets have led to an increase in this serious condition – what has been seen in children as young as age 5.


In this handout GOES satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Irene reaches hurricane strength as it moves across Puerto Rico towards Hispaniola August 22, 2011 in the Caribbean Sea. Irene, the first hurricane of the Atlantic storm season, brought torrential rains and winds to Puerto Rico, downing trees and powerlines and flooding streets. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Preparing Your Child for a Potential Hurricane

Most children thrive on routines and being in control. Every day they wake up, eat breakfast, go to school, do their homework and play with their friends. However, children and teenagers can become anxious when their routines are disrupted by natural disasters such as a hurricane or tropical storm.


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Last Minute Vaccinations For Back To School

The Miami-Dade Health Department is giving busy parents the chance to get their kids vaccinated for school at the last minute. School opens Monday in Miami-Dade and Broward, so parents are running out of time. Miami-Dade parents will get a chance to have their children vaccinated at multiple places around the county this Saturday.



When Is Urgent Care Needed?

Pediatric urgent care centers are designed to provide after-hours care for minor, nonlife-threatening illnesses and injuries for children and teens up to 21 years of age who require medical attention.



Vomiting And Diarrhea

Vomiting (throwing up) and diarrhea (frequent, watery bowel movements) can be caused by viruses, bacteria and parasites. Foods that are hard to digest (such as too many sweets) and undercooked (still partially raw) meat or fish can also cause vomiting and diarrhea.



Fever: Big Deal Or Not?

If you have children, you have to deal with fever, and that can be a bit scary, especially for first time parents.
You’ve probably awakened in the dead of night to find your child flushed, hot, and sweaty. If the forehead feels warm, you immediately suspect a fever, but what next?