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How parents can help their kids navigate COVID-19 fatigue

Almost a full year into the pandemic, COVID-19 fatigue is hitting young kids and teens hard. A local therapist suggests ways parents can keep their child motivated through this difficult time.
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Doctors are on the lookout for a COVID-19 complication in some kids

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, or MIS-C, has affected 50 children in the Chicago area, including Janiya Johnson of Portage, Indiana.
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When will kids get a COVID-19 vaccine?

It was quite logical that those first selected to receive a vaccine against COVID-19 would be health care workers and those in senior settings, but there is a group that is not so obvious.
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Survey finds parents worried about pandemic’s long-term effects on children’s mental health

As families are forced to alter holiday plans because of the coronavirus pandemic, a new national survey found two-thirds of parents are worried about their children’s mental health and their ability to recover the longer this continues.
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Kids' screen time spikes 500% during pandemic — Here's how to manage it

In a survey by the nonprofit Parents Together, nearly half of families that responded said screen time in their homes has skyrocketed in recent months. Here are some tips to better manage your child’s time online.
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More than 61,000 children tested positive for COVID-19 last week

Throughout the United States, more than 61,000 children were diagnosed with COVID-19 last week. The Children’s Hospital Association released the report.
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2-Month-Old Dies of Coronavirus in Michigan

A 2-month-old infant in Michigan has become the youngest person ever to die from coronavirus, per the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
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Why Are COVID-19 Cases Rising in Kids?

As the country creates safety precautions around kids going back to school, a new study found an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases among children.
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CDC Expects Outbreak of Life-Threatening Disease Affecting Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning parents about an outbreak of a rare, life-threatening disease that targets children.
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Coronavirus: Do Kids Need to Wear Face Masks?

As health officials recommend wearing face masks in public, some parents may be asking if their child should wear a mask when they go outside. See the details.
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