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To prepare your child for surgery parents should understand and work through their concerns, because if the parents are scared, the child will be scared.
Offer children a variety of foods so they can try things and develop healthy eating habits: fresh fruit and vegetables are best and limit sweetened foods.
Tonsils are removed less frequently than in the past, but removal may be necessary under specific circumstances, mainly difficulty breathing and infections.
Food allergies usually appear in the first two years of life and that these reactions typically occur immediately or within two hours of eating the food.
Cleft lip and cleft palate are anomalies of the mouth and lip where the sides of the lip and the roof of the mouth do not fuse together as they should.
Our immune system is a series of cells, tissues and organs that protects us from invading pathogens and keeps us healthy and able to resist infections.
An ear infection is an acute inflammation of the middle ear caused by fluid and bacteria behind the eardrum. These ear infections cause a great deal of pain.
People who don't have heart problems as kids may develop them as adults. One risk factor is obesity. Physical activity is an easy way to get healthy hearts.
Autism spectrum disorders are typically diagnosed in toddlers or young children based on certain behavioral patterns; there is no medical diagnostic test.
Orthopaedics is the field of medicine that diagnoses and treats conditions of the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Children with cancer are not just considered “little adults” in terms of care. Learn the facts about children with cancer, care and treatment options at CHOC.
Bedwetting occurs more frequently in boys than in girls, and the problem usually stops once the child is motivated and ready to work on staying dry.
Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) encompasses the physical, cognitive and mental health issues affecting survivors of critical illness.
Asthma can be hard to diagnose in a young child and the symptoms can be mistaken for another illness. Children with asthma often have other conditions.
Every little boy and girl grows up and goes through the stage of life called puberty. Hormones are responsible for many of the changes that they go through.
Scoliosis is a medical condition in which the spine is curved in either an "s" or "c" shape. If caught early, it can be treated with a bracing program.
In the newborn population, there are many heart conditions that may need surgery. Many of these heart surgeries are new at least in the past 10 to 20 years.
When late fall rolls around, the flu usually rolls in with it. A cough, a high fever and sore throat are early signs of influenza.
One of the most common sports injuries in children is from chronic repetitive stress. It is usually at the elbow, the wrist, the ankle, the knee or the foot.
When your child snores a condition called sleep apnea may be the reason. There are two types, central and obstructive. Obstructive is a greater concern.
Seeing your child experience a febrile seizure can be scary, but unless they go on for five minutes or longer, they may not be life-threatening.
Young wrists, forearms and elbows are vulnerable to injury. Few kids grow up without breaking a bone. Prompt, expert care of fractures is necessary.
Children require special treatment, not just for their size, but also the equipment needed to treat their conditions with regards to emergency care.
The word concussion comes from the Latin word to shake violently. A lot of times, people may hit their head and don’t realize it was a concussion.
Stomachaches are very common and there are many causes, but the majority of kids with abdominal pain do not require urgent intervention.