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Epilepsy in Children

Finding out you’re going to be a parent is life-changing. Some people panic. Others experience pure joy when the pregnancy is confirmed. Some do both. But, if there’s one common denominator, it’s that everyone wants their child to be born with good health. So when the OB-GYN confirms the baby’s development is coming along beautifully,…

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Epilepsy in Children

Mitochondrial Disease

If you remember your biology class from school, you know that the mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell. That’s because the mitochondria create energy to power your body. But, you don’t have to be an expert in biology to know when you feel low in energy. Is it from lack of sleep? Are you…

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How to Prepare a Dialysis Bag

Receiving treatment for a condition can be stressful — especially when it happens to a loved one. You have to learn all about their condition as well as the different ways to treat it. Whether it’s discovering how to dress wounds properly or clean tubes thoroughly, taking care of your loved one requires learning an…

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How to Prepare a Dialysis Bag

What is Dialysis?

One of the things that is often taken for granted by most people is the ability to urinate. Just like breathing, it’s something that’s so natural, you don’t really stop to think about it. That is, until a health condition forces you to. Nothing blows a whistle on needing medical attention as finding it difficult…

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Nutrition for Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

Anyone who’s a parent or legal guardian of a child can attest to the fact that they become your life. You love them. You do everything for them. Your heart melts any time they do something cute — and breaks every time they are going through hardship. Such is the case with chronic kidney disease. You…

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Nutrition for Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

How to Help Children Use a Wheelchair

Your child is your world. You want to do everything to make their life as happy as possible. So if they’ve been diagnosed with a debilitating condition — or if they’ve been involved in an accident — and now require a wheelchair, you may be wondering what can you do to help them. What can you…

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How to Help Children Use a Wheelchair

Sarcoidosis

Whenever a loved one gets diagnosed with a medical condition, the entire family feels the consequences. There’s confusion, stress, and fear while you get used to this new reality. You also have to learn an entirely new language to understand what doctors are explaining. Such is the case with sarcoidosis. What does the condition entail?…

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Sarcoidosis: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

Best Low-Impact, Joint-Friendly Exercises for Children

When you have a child, you want to move heaven and earth to make their lives as comfortable as possible. One of the best ways to do so is to instill in them the importance of regular, consistent exercise from a young age. This habit has a long list of benefits — such as promoting good…

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Best Low-Impact Joint-Friendly Exercises for Children

Finding Light in Dark Places

Fanio Osorio has been working in healthcare for more than 30 years — 20 of them as an LPN. “When I first started in this line of work, I worked closely with a nurse, and I decided to go to school so that I could learn skills that would allow me to help people even…

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Finding Light in Dark Places

Hypoglycemia in Children

If you have a child, you’re aware that kids can be picky eaters. One day they love rice pudding. The next day they hate it. Sometimes, they are looking forward to dinner. Other times you have to bribe them — or take away their favorite toy — until they eat something. But fussiness about food aside, if…

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Hypoglycemia in Children