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Growing pains – Children’s Health Queensland blog

Our blog, ‘Growing Pains’ is created in collaboration with medical professionals and provides insight, tips and advice about topical children’s health issues and developmental milestones.

COVID-19 and Kids: What you need to know

For years prior to this, our daughter had suffered from debilitating social anxiety, school refusal, and chronic shyness. Her family, her school, and health professionals all worked to try to help her overcome these challenges.

31 March 2020 |

How to talk to your children about COVID-19

For years prior to this, our daughter had suffered from debilitating social anxiety, school refusal, and chronic shyness. Her family, her school, and health professionals all worked to try to help her overcome these challenges.

30 March 2020 |

Grief doesn’t stop on the holidays

For years prior to this, our daughter had suffered from debilitating social anxiety, school refusal, and chronic shyness. Her family, her school, and health professionals all worked to try to help her overcome these challenges.

20 December 2019 |

Transitioning – it takes a community

For years prior to this, our daughter had suffered from debilitating social anxiety, school refusal, and chronic shyness. Her family, her school, and health professionals all worked to try to help her overcome these challenges.

21 August 2019 |

How I won my battle with persistent pain

For most people, a case of appendicitis involves a bit of short-term pain that goes away once the condition is treated with antibiotics or the offending organ is surgically removed. But for 15-year-old Indianna, it marked the start of a long, isolating journey with persistent pain that frequently left her in tears and unable to enjoy life.

26 July 2019 |

A doctor’s perspective: what it’s like to care for a baby with whooping cough

Anyone who has cared for a child with whooping cough knows how frightening the disease’s signature coughing attacks can be. Here, Dr Sophie Wen, an immunisation specialist at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, shares what happens when children come to hospital with whooping cough, and what can be done to prevent them contracting it.

18 June 2019 |
Last updated: 01 March 2019
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