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Caring for a Child With Appendicitis

At some point in your life, you’ve probably heard of a family member, friend, or friend of a friend who has had appendicitis. That’s because it’s a condition that affects 80,000 children each year, and 50% of children have a family history of the condition. In fact, it’s the most common reason children need emergency…

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Caring for a Child With Appendicitis

Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy in Children

Muscular dystrophy is a condition that causes muscle weakness and atrophy — the breakdown of muscles. Watching a loved one gradually lose their muscle strength is heartbreaking, especially when the condition is happening to a child. It can make you feel helpless and wonder why it’s happening. But, there are things you can do to…

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Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy in Children

Kawasaki Disease in Children

If you’ve ever had a sunburn, then you know that peeling skin is part of the healing process. But, when you see that your child’s skin is peeling without having been in the sun, it can be alarming, to say the least. Peeling skin is one of the signs of Kawasaki disease — a rare…

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Kawasaki Disease in Children

Leukemia in Children

When you’re raising a child, there are a few challenges you expect to encounter — sleepless nights, tantrums, and picky diets. But, what you can’t anticipate is a cancer diagnosis. Leukemia impacts more than 3,500 children a year, but it’s difficult to imagine that your child could be one of them. What causes leukemia? How…

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Leukemia in Children

Caring for a Child With Leukemia

Cancer can be an intimidating word. You want the best for your loved ones, so when that particular c-word comes from your pediatrician, it can leave you feeling gutted. But, it’s important to understand that a cancer diagnosis — like leukemia — isn’t the end of your child’s journey. It’s just a new chapter. Your…

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Caring for a Child With Leukemia

Cradle Cap (Seborrheic Dermatitis) in Infants

When babies are first born, their skin is so smooth and new. You often hear new parents remark on their child’s new-baby smell and the softness of their skin. That’s why it can be startling if your infant suddenly develops a rash on their head. Is this a sign of something life-threatening? Is it permanent?…

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Cradle Cap

Pulmonary Atresia

When you bring a child into the world, you’ll stop at nothing to protect them. That’s why, if you notice something isn’t quite right with your newborn, you take action quickly. It’s frightening to see your baby experiencing issues — especially when those problems are life-threatening. But, what can you do when that life-threatening condition…

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Pulmonary Atresia

Microcephaly

Premature babies are known for being smaller. This is because they are underdeveloped at birth. But, your baby doesn’t have to be born prematurely to have a smaller than normal head size. The condition is known as microcephaly and can lead to developmental delays. So, what do you need to know if your baby is…

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Microcephaly

Encephalopathy in Children

While it’s common for children to get sick, viral or bacterial infections can be harder to overcome. You hate to see your child experiencing flu-like symptoms and want to do everything you can to make them feel better. But, did you know that some infections can lead to inflammation of the brain? Such is the…

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Encephalopathy in Children

Growing Stronger Through Unique Bonds

For Evelyn Rivera, helping people isn’t just her career. It’s her life. She loves providing care to people and making a difference. She has worked in home health care for more than a decade, providing her services in Puerto Rico and Massachusetts before moving to Florida. Now, she’s caring for A.R. “It’s beautiful really,” she…

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Caregiver Story-Evelyn