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August 2021

Top questions about the COVID-19 vaccine from teens

Kids 12 years old and older have been approved to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Many people have questions, and that includes teens. Here are a few of the top questions area teens wanted to know about the vaccine with answers from Pediatric Infectious Diseases physician, Barbara Pahud, MD, MPH.

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What to know about RSV

By now we all know about COVID-19, but you may have heard about another virus going around Kansas City, called RSV. This respiratory virus gives cold-like symptoms, can be dangerous for some infants and young children and is hitting our area earlier than expected. Here’s what you should know.

When is the time to talk about puberty?

Puberty. We all go through it. It was a strange time for most of us and it’s still a strange time for most kids today. We can help our kids feel empowered with the knowledge to make this strange period of time, less confusing.

Teen boy sits in the passenger seat of the car with his dad listening to a phone with headphones.

Headphones: how loud is too loud?

Has your kid asked for $150 Airpods yet? I remember when headphones came free with the phone or tablet, but times have changed. Whichever headphones kids use, there is always one constant question…How loud is too loud when it comes to headphones?

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Sports and mental health: What we can learn from Simone Biles

USA gymnast, Simone Biles, withdrew from the Olympic team final competition on July 27 due to a medical reason that was later clarified as a mental health issue. This decision has brought mental health in sports to the forefront of the world stage, yet again, and it is sparking conversations, which is a good thing and much needed.