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Differences Between COVID-19, RSV, Flu and Other Bugs Affecting Kids

The symptoms of RSV, COVID-19, seasonal allergies, the common cold, flu and other viruses can be tough to tell apart. Here's how to tell the difference between each and when to seek care.

Co-Sleeping, Bed-Sharing and Room-Sharing. What’s the Safest?

Is co-sleeping safe? What about bed-sharing or room-sharing? Learn about safe sleep for babies and find answers to common questions from our pediatric sleep experts.

The Many Benefits of Well-Care Visits

Many parents wonder about the importance of well-care checks. From vaccinations to education, here’s why regular visits to the pediatrician are so important.

Baby Formula Shortage: Advice from the Experts

The experts at Children’s Hospital Colorado answer questions about the baby formula shortage.

Supporting Kids and Teens During the Youth Mental Health Crisis

After having their lives disrupted by uncertainty, isolation and school closures during the pandemic, kids and teens have in many ways returned to normal life. But that doesn’t mean they feel – or that life is – “normal.” Here's how you can support your child or teen during another uncertain year.

How to Help Children After a Traumatic Event

Get advice from a child psychologist on how to help your child cope after a traumatic event.

Anterior and Posterior Fontanelle Closures

Learn about anterior and posterior fontanelle closures, bulging and sunken fontanelles, and special considerations for premature babies from our experts.

How to Keep Kids Out of the Emergency Room This Winter

Our pediatric emergency medicine specialists share winter safety tips to help you and your children get through the winter season safe and healthy.

How to Help Kids Stress Less

Everyone gets stressed. It’s a part of life. Get advice from our child psychologists on how kids can learn to identify stress and move through it with grace.

Types of Coughs in Children

Coughs help the body fight infection, but they can occasionally be a sign of more concerning problems. How can you tell?

Wildfire Smoke and Kids: Health Effects

Smoky air and ozone are especially dangerous for kids. Get tips for staying safe and staying active, even on bad air quality days.

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