Checkup Newsroom (Stomach ache)

2019
March
28,
2019
| 08:02 PM America/Chicago
I hate to be the bearer of bad news. I didn’t even want to write this article. Last fall, two studies showed that probiotics may not work as well in kids who have “tummy bugs” as we had previously thought. I am defining acute gastroenteritis he...
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2018
February
22,
2018
| 10:21 PM America/Chicago
Commonly recommended ways to prevent constipation are to drink water, exercise, and eat fruits, vegetables and fiber-rich foods. Yet even when we use these techniques, our children still sometimes get constipated. Whether its contributing to stomach ...
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2017
February
28,
2017
| 06:37 PM America/Chicago
Constipation is an incredibly frustrating problem for children and their families. Having a child with stomach pain, pain with stooling and even bloody stools because of constipation is very frustrating. Several treatment options are available but...
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2015
June
23,
2015
| 06:56 PM America/Chicago
Today's "My Kid Minute" topic is diarrhea.  Watch the video below for five key facts about diarrhea that every parent needs to know in only a minute.  In today's video, Doc Smitty explains: What are the common causes? How long can it la...
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April
07,
2015
| 05:40 PM America/Chicago
When is a stomach bug not just a stomach bug? How do you know when it is something else or when it could be more dangerous? A report last week from the CDC described a cluster of infections caused by shigella, a bacteria that can cause severe d...
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2014
October
23,
2014
| 11:14 PM America/Chicago
Fever, headaches, joint and muscle aches, weakness, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and lack of appetite.Over the next few months, many children will have these symptoms and many parents will, and should, call their Cook Children’s pediatri...
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