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Eczema in Children

Although the dry, itchy skin and rashes that come with eczema can be uncomfortable for children, parents are very often relieved to find this condition is very manageable with care. While there isn’t currently a cure for eczema, and flare-ups can occur periodically, children who develop this condition generally have a positive long-term outlook. To…

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Eczema in Children

Arnold-Chiari Malformation in Children

Birth defects that affect the brain and spinal cord are among the most challenging and difficult conditions any parent can encounter. The terms and conditions you hear may be scary and confusing, but it’s ultimately about helping your little one have the best possible outcome no matter what. If your child has been diagnosed with…

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Arnold-Chiari Malformation in Children

Alagille Syndrome in Children

Alagille syndrome is a relatively rare genetic disorder that affects the liver as well as the heart, lungs, and other areas. Estimates for the frequency of Alagille syndrome vary from one in every 70,000 infants to as high as one in every 30,000 due to underdiagnosis. Children and other patients with Alagille syndrome usually have abnormal bile…

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Alagille Syndrome in Children

Rheumatic Heart Disease in Children

Any heart-related diagnosis for a small child is a scary and challenging time for the entire family. This is especially the case for relatively rare conditions like rheumatic heart disease. Rheumatic heart disease in children is a preventable yet serious condition that affects the heart health of millions of children around the world. In most…

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Rheumatic Heart Disease in Children

Scabies in Children

The good news about scabies is that despite the discomfort and itching this condition causes, it is highly treatable, and the symptoms usually pass in a relatively short period of time. While no parent wants their child to come down with scabies, the truth is that anyone can develop it due to its very transmissible…

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Scabies in Children

Pericarditis in Children

Since we love our children with all of our hearts, everyone always wants their children to have a healthy, happy, and beating heart. When conditions develop that affect a child’s heart health, such as pediatric pericarditis, it can be one of the scariest experiences you can encounter. It’s natural to want as much information about…

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Pericarditis in Children

TPN vs Tube Feeding: What’s the Difference?

Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and tube feeding are two distinct methods of nutritional delivery for patients who are unable to meet their own nutritional needs. If someone is at risk of malnutrition due to an injury, disease, other medical condition, or a non-functional gastrointestinal system, supplemental feeding can help meet caloric and nutritional needs. Supplemental…

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TPN vs Tube Feeding

PPN vs TPN: What’s the Difference Between TPN and PPN?

In medical terminology, PN stands for parenteral nutrition. This is when nutritional needs are delivered intravenously to patients who are unable to meet their dietary needs through regular digestion. There are two primary types of PN, peripheral parenteral nutrition (PPN) and total parenteral nutrition (TPN). As the names imply, PPN is generally used for patients…

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What's the Difference Between TPN and PPN

Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome

Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) is a congenital disorder that can negatively affect blood vessels, skin, muscles, and bones. This condition is relatively rare, affecting one in 100,000 people. Although there is not a cure, Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is usually manageable with treatment. If your child or a loved one has been diagnosed with this condition, educating yourself…

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Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome

Hirschsprung’s Disease 

Pronounced “HIRSH-sproongz,” Hirschsprung’s Disease affects the colon and the ability to have bowel movements. Caused by missing nerve cells in the intestinal muscles, this condition can cause blockages and other symptoms. Hirschsprung’s Disease is present at birth for those affected and often causes an inability to have a bowel movement in the days after delivery….

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Hirschsprung's Disease