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Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) Shunts

When it comes to your health or the health of your loved one, it can get frustrating trying to understand all the medical speak. The terms are unfamiliar, you’re already dealing with an emotionally draining situation, and all you want to do is understand the basics so that you can provide the best care for…

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Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

Most Common Genetic Disorders

Your DNA makes up the chemical build of your entire existence. It’s like strings of genetic code in the smallest atoms of your body. It determines your hair and eye color, facial features, and other physical characteristics, but the slightest change to your DNA can make a significant impact. Thus is the case with genetic…

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most common genetic disorders

Diabetes in Children

Childhood is often full of picky eating, playing with friends, and learning. As a parent, you want your child to live a normal and healthy life. But sometimes, their genetics, environment, lifestyle, or unknown factors can impact their health. This is sometimes the case with diabetes. So, how do you know if your child has…

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Diabetes in Children

Caring for a Child with Diabetes

Diabetes affects millions of people each year – from children to the elderly. Monitoring sugar levels, pricking fingers, and administering insulin shots, are just some of the many lifestyle changes that impact your loved one’s life. When your loved one is a child, it can be extra challenging to ensure their blood sugar levels remain…

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Caring for Child with Diabetes

Types of Seizures in Children

Since their birth, you’ve vowed to do everything you can for your child. You ensure they’re happy, well-fed, and growing. You teach them how to crawl, walk, and use the big boy potty. But, if your child suffers from seizures, you likely feel helpless. It’s a confusing time and — once you’ve gotten your child the…

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Types of Seizures in Children

Loving Care for a US Veteran

Curtis Thomas is a 79-year-old retired army veteran. Despite coming back home from war in relative health, he needed knee replacement surgery due to an injury sustained while in combat. Recovery was slow and made his activities of daily living more difficult, but nothing prepared him for the aftermath of suffering a stroke. All of…

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Loving Care for a US Veteran

Encephalitis in Children

Vaccinations prevent a variety of diseases including measles, mumps, and rubella, but did you know that vaccinations can also prevent conditions that occur along with those diseases? One of the most common conditions is encephalitis. Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. But even children who have received vaccinations can get encephalitis. So, what causes…

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Encephalitis in Children

What is Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)?

Standing, walking, running, and eating, all these things are typically seen as normal, everyday activities. But if your child has Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy — or DMD — then these movements are often impossible for them to do on their own. That’s because DMD is a disease that makes muscles weaker and less flexible over time….

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Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy

Caring for a Premature Baby at Home

Having a baby is often a time for celebration and sleepless nights. But sometimes, the little one arrives much sooner than anticipated, bringing along worries about his or her wellbeing. While at the hospital, it’s easy to rely on medical providers to take care of their healthcare, while you and your family focus on providing…

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Caring for a Premature Baby

Pediatric Strokes

Being a parent — or any adult who’s the main provider for a child — comes with many beautiful moments with your little one. It also comes with a lot of stress; especially if your child is ill. And when you hear the words pediatric stroke, it’s understandable to agonize over what it all means…

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Pediatric Strokes