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Caring for a Child with Turner Syndrome

Turner Syndrome is a condition that affects the chromosomes and development of girls. Medical researchers estimate Turner Syndrome is present in 1 out of every 2,500 births, so although it is relatively rare, it still impacts tens of thousands of people every year. Although this condition is treatable and the long-term outlook is usually positive, children with…

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Caring for a Child with Turner Syndrome

Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)

Certain conditions, particularly those affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) system, can require specialized nutritional needs. In medicine, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is when all dietary needs in a patient are supplied by intravenous (IV) methods. This can ensure that people who are otherwise unable to ingest and digest regular food receive the nutrients and other requirements…

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Total Parenteral Nutrition

Wilson’s Disease

Wilson’s Disease is an extremely rare condition that affects how the body gets rid of copper in vital organs. In fact, Wilson’s Disease has only been diagnosed in 2,000 to 3,000 cases in the United States. The disorder is usually identified in older children and adults under 35, but it can be found in younger and older…

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Wilson's Disease

Turner Syndrome in Children

When you have a baby girl, you look forward to raising her to be the best version of herself. You want her to grow up strong and healthy. That’s why, when she’s diagnosed with Turner syndrome, it can feel like a step in the wrong direction. But, women with Turner syndrome can live long fulfilling…

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Turner Syndrome in Children

Jeune Syndrome in Children

As your child grows up, you take pride in seeing them reach important milestones — from crawling and walking to speaking. Part of seeing your child grow is physical as much as it is mental. But what happens if your child doesn’t seem to be growing at the same rate physically as other children? Are…

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Jeune Syndrome in Children

Ewing’s Sarcoma in Children

Ewing’s Sarcoma, or Ewing Sarcoma, is a rare form of cancer. This disease usually forms in the bones and soft tissue, often in the legs and pelvis. But it can occur elsewhere in some cases. While Ewing’s Sarcoma can develop at any age, teenagers and children are particularly at risk. If your child or a…

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Ewing's Sarcoma in Children

Dysautonomia in Children

Dysautonomia is a condition that most parents have not heard of until they encounter the term from a pediatrician or specialist. Also known as adolescent autonomic dysfunction, dysautonomia affects the functioning of the autonomic nervous system. The nervous system as a whole controls sensory and motor function, allowing us to feel and move. The somatic nervous…

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Dysautonomia in Children

Why Organizational Culture in Healthcare Is Important

Healthcare is often the first thing people think of when they think about an industry with purpose. The job of any healthcare worker is to provide care and treatment for people dealing with sickness, injury, or other health issues to hopefully improve their overall wellness and quality of life. There is undeniable value in this…

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Why Organizational Culture in Healthcare Is Important

Pros and Cons of Being a Nurse

Nursing is a growing profession that many people are choosing as a career path. The job market for registered nurses (RNs) alone is projected to grow by 9% over the next decade, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. In a job market where it can be difficult to find a well-paying job with long-term prospects,…

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Pros and Cons of Being a Nurse

Caring for a Child With Congenital Heart Disease

As a parent meeting their child for the first time, you suddenly feel like your whole world is the tiny infant in your arms. You want the best for them, and the thought of anything happening to them breaks your heart. That’s why it can be gut-wrenching to find out that your child has congenital…

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Caring for a Child With Congenital Heart Disease