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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

Anencephaly in Newborns

Anencephaly is one of the most serious birth defects that can develop in a baby. Although rare, babies with anencephaly are born without parts of the brain or the skull. Because the brain is so critical to basic life functions, most babies with this condition do not live very long after birth. Researchers estimate that about one…

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Anencephaly in Newborns

Caring for a Child with Cleft Palate or Cleft Lip

Cleft lip and cleft palate are two relatively common birth defects that develop in babies. According to the CDC, thousands of babies are born each year with either a cleft lip, cleft palate, or cleft lip with cleft palate. Also called orofacial clefts, these conditions can be treated surgically but still often have ongoing care needs….

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Caring for a Child with Cleft Palate or Cleft Lip

Kidney Transplant Complications

A kidney transplant is an important surgical procedure that can help people whose kidneys are no longer functioning properly. Like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications involved. It is important for anyone considering any type of surgery to make this decision on as informed a basis as possible. Whether you are considering…

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Kidney Transplant Complications

Chronic Respiratory Failure

Respiratory failure describes a state where the respiratory system is unable to either remove carbon dioxide from the bloodstream or exchange oxygen into it. This leads to an imbalance of the oxygen levels in the blood, which can have serious effects on your health and ability to function. Respiratory failure can be both chronic and…

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Chronic Respiratory Failure

Respiratory Distress vs Failure: What’s the Difference?

Respiratory distress and respiratory failure are both serious conditions that affect breathing. In some situations they can be related, but they are distinct conditions that should be understood separately. Both are typically treated as a medical emergency due to the fact that they interfere with the basic function of breathing. By learning more about respiratory…

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Respiratory Distress vs Failure