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Talking to kids about school shootings

Few events hit home for children and families like a school shooting.

Nurse Checking a Child's Heartbeat

Do we need heart screenings for youth sports?

Pre-sports ECG screenings may detect serious heart abnormalities, but they also may increase false alarms.

Cardiologist Gerard Martin holding a baby

Finding the right cardiologist for your child

It can be frightening to learn that your child has a heart condition, but finding the right cardiologist doesn’t have to add to the stress.

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Why do children need vitamin D?

Sufficient levels of circulating vitamin D help prevent nutritional rickets in children and osteomalacia (softening of the bones, typically through a deficiency of vitamin D or calcium) in adults.

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Q&A: Is it safe to give my child Tamiflu?

There’s been a lot of news lately about the dangerous side effects of Tamiflu. Dr. Lee Beers answers a reader’s question about the drug’s safety.