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Guttate Psoriasis in Children

Receiving a medical diagnosis of a disease is always disconcerting — and it feels a lot worse when the patient is your child. However, certain conditions are more manageable than others, and such is the case with guttate psoriasis. But, what does it entail? What causes it? What are the symptoms? And what can you…

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Guttate Psoriasis in Children

Pediatric Meningitis

One of the most concerning experiences a parent goes through is realizing that your child’s health may be compromised. Maybe your kids are crying more than usual, complaining about pain, or you can just tell something is amiss. And when it comes to something as serious as pediatric meningitis, it’s crucial to move fast. But,…

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Pediatric Meningitis

Kid-Friendly Foods that Soothe and Prevent Acid Reflux

Children can be fussy and picky eaters. But it’s one thing when they’re doing it because they’re being, well, kids. It’s another thing when they’re upset or refusing food because they’re not feeling well. Such can be the case with acid reflux. But, what causes it in children in the first place? Are there any trigger foods…

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Kid-Friendly Foods that Soothe and Prevent Acid Reflux

Fun Holiday Activities for Medically Complex Children

Being a parent or a child’s primary caregiver can be difficult, exhausting, and rewarding, all at the same time. You’re responsible for someone else’s wellbeing — quite often, learning things as you go along. And, if you have a medically complex child, you regularly face challenges relating to your child’s health. However, at the end of…

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5 Fun Holiday Activities for Medically Complex Children

Pulmonary Stenosis in Children

It’s always disheartening to hear a medical diagnosis affecting a child. And the concern and worry increase when the condition affects a vital organ — such as is the case with pulmonary stenosis. But, what does it all mean? What causes it? What are the symptoms? All of these questions need to be answered before…

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Pulmonary Stenosis in Children

Common Causes of Appetite Loss in Children

Kids are interesting characters. One day their favorite snacks are bananas. The next day, they cry when you give them one because they don’t like them. So you take it away to find something else to give them, and they get upset because you took away the fruit. While scenarios like this are part and…

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Common Causes of Appetite Loss in Children

Lessons From an Unexpected Teacher

Kareline Quiñones has been an LPN for more than 20 years. Fifteen of those have been in a hospital setting. But since 2017, she’s been a home health caregiver for four-year-old C.R. “The first time I ever met him, I got very emotional,” she recalls. “In fact, right after my shift, I called my husband…

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Lessons From an Unexpected Teacher

A Miracle Recovery With a Purpose

While this photo was taken during COVID-19, safety guidelines were followed in adherence to CDC guidelines. On July 20, 2000, Kimberlee Brinson was driving, with her 10-month-old baby, C.B., safely secured in his car seat. However, they were involved in a catastrophic accident that caused C.B.’s brain to twist on the brain stem — leaving…

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a miracle recovery with a purpose

Edward’s Syndrome (Trisomy 18)

One of the worst news a parent can receive is that their child has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition. You need time to assimilate the information, deal with the overwhelming sense of worry, and try to figure out the best way to move forward. Such is the case with Edward’s syndrome. Not only…

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Edward's Syndrome (Trisomy 18)

Tracheostomy Procedures

When you’re seeking medical advice, the last thing you need is for your doctor to start talking about conditions and surgeries that sound like a foreign language. This can add to the stress and sense of helplessness — especially if the patient is your child. Such can be the case with tracheostomies and tracheotomies. What…

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Tracheostomy Procedure