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Is Your Child Just a Picky Eater – or Could It Be Something More? - Virtua Article

Is Your Child Just a Picky Eater – or Could It Be Something More?

Many young children are picky eaters. But, some have have food sensory issues that go beyond typical pickiness that can affect long-term nutrition and health.

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Eat These Foods to Reduce Your Stroke Risk

Eat These Foods to Reduce Your Stroke Risk

Eating a heart-healthy diet can help you control blood pressure and lower your stroke risk. Check out this easy-to-follow plan that doesn't sacrifice taste, flavor or variety.

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Why Every Baby Boomer Should Get Tested for Hepatitis C - Virtua Article

Why Every Baby Boomer Should Get Tested for Hepatitis C

Did you know baby boomers (ages are 53 to 73) are five times more likely to have hepatitis C than other adults? Read why you might want to get tested.

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Virtua Joint Replacement Institute Patient Story - Busillo

Crossing the Bridge for Knee Replacement Surgery

Linda Busillo of South Philadelphia traveled to Virtua for successful quad-sparing knee replacement surgery.

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Robotic Hernia Repair Offers Faster Recovery and Less Pain - Virtua Article

Robotic Hernia Repair Offers Faster Recovery and Less Pain

Thanks to innovations in robotic technology, hernia repairs can be performed through tiny incisions. The result is less overall tissue damage and pain and a quicker recovery.

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Developmental Delays

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Developmental Delays

Kids with developmental delays may show obvious signs, or they could be subtle. Learn what to look for so you can help your child with early intervention services.

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How Much Is Too Much Exercise? - Virtua Article

How Much Is Too Much Exercise?

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But, too much exercise can have serious consequences including increased risk of injury, exhaustion and depression.

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the beauty of a brass door knob

The Beauty of a Brass Doorknob

The early signs of autism can be so subtle that you dismiss them as nothing to worry about or, like us, you see them as brilliance.

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Early Intervention is Crucial in Diagnosing Autism

An interview about early intervention and strong parental instincts were the triggers that helped get our son on the path to an autism diagnosis.

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How Ketchup and Mustard Helped Make Sense of Sensory Processing Disorder

How a Hot Dog Helped Make Sense of Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) affects how you process sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. We learned how unusual activities can help kids who have SPD function better.

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Understanding the Puzzling Pieces of Autism - Virtua Blog

Understanding the Puzzling Pieces of Autism

A puzzle piece represents autism because it's a puzzling diagnosis. But, mostly, because autism is made up of many different characteristics that differ for each person.

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How My Son's Autism Diagnosis Impacted Me - Virtua Blog

How My Son's Autism Diagnosis Impacted Me

My son's autism diagnosis stopped my world from spinning. In the months that followed, I fell into a depression. But, my primary care doctor helped when I needed it most.

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Overcoming Fear After an Autism Diagnosis - Virtua Blog

Overcoming Fear After an Autism Diagnosis

When our son was diagnosed with autism, we became part of a compassionate, supportive community of kids, parents, teachers and therapists that helped us cope — and thrive.

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How Does Alcohol Affect Irritable Bowel Syndrome? - Virtua Article

How Does Alcohol Affect Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you need to understand how your body reacts to alcohol so you can manage whether or not you can drink it.

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What You Need to Know About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Virtua Article

What You Need to Know About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive stress injury affecting 4 to 10 million Americans. With our reliance on hand devices, it's key to know about symptoms and treatments.

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