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Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (ACS) in Children

Children are often known for their care-free attitudes and carelessness – resulting in bumps, bruises, scrapes, and other injuries. While minor boo-boos can be turned into little life lessons, major accidents that result in swelling and bleeding — specifically in the abdomen — can lead to more life-threatening conditions like abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). What…

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Caring for Your Child’s G-Tube

Parenthood is one of the toughest jobs you’ll ever experience. The hours can be long, the monetary pay is nonexistent, and your clients have a ton of needs – yet despite all of that, parenthood is worth it. The look your child gives you as you hold them, the way they curl up in your…

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Caring for a Child with Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

Receiving any kind of diagnosis that affects your child’s vital organs can be devastating. Such is the case with cystic fibrosis. The condition has no cure and makes breathing more difficult, so it can make caring for a child feel challenging – and sometimes overwhelming. In order to learn how to best care for a…

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Caring for a Child with Cystic Fibrosis

Tracheostomy Care for Children

Taking care of a child is often an overwhelming, thankless, and trying experience. Yet, it’s still done every single day by parents and caregivers who couldn’t imagine life without their little ones. And when the child requires long-term medical care, everything becomes even more complicated. If your child’s pediatrician has recently ordered a tracheostomy surgery,…

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Tracheostomy Care for Children

Diabetes in Children

Childhood is often full of picky eating, playing with friends, and learning. As a parent, you want your child to live a normal and healthy life. But sometimes, their genetics, environment, lifestyle, or unknown factors can impact their health. This is sometimes the case with diabetes. So, how do you know if your child has…

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Diabetes in Children

Caring for a Child with Diabetes

Diabetes affects millions of people each year – from children to the elderly. Monitoring sugar levels, pricking fingers, and administering insulin shots, are just some of the many lifestyle changes that impact your loved one’s life. When your loved one is a child, it can be extra challenging to ensure their blood sugar levels remain…

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Caring for Child with Diabetes

Types of Seizures in Children

Since their birth, you’ve vowed to do everything you can for your child. You ensure they’re happy, well-fed, and growing. You teach them how to crawl, walk, and use the big boy potty. But, if your child suffers from seizures, you likely feel helpless. It’s a confusing time and — once you’ve gotten your child the…

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Types of Seizures in Children

Encephalitis in Children

Vaccinations prevent a variety of diseases including measles, mumps, and rubella, but did you know that vaccinations can also prevent conditions that occur along with those diseases? One of the most common conditions is encephalitis. Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. But even children who have received vaccinations can get encephalitis. So, what causes…

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Encephalitis in Children

What is Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)?

Standing, walking, running, and eating, all these things are typically seen as normal, everyday activities. But if your child has Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy — or DMD — then these movements are often impossible for them to do on their own. That’s because DMD is a disease that makes muscles weaker and less flexible over time….

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Caring for a Premature Baby at Home

Having a baby is often a time for celebration and sleepless nights. But sometimes, the little one arrives much sooner than anticipated, bringing along worries about his or her wellbeing. While at the hospital, it’s easy to rely on medical providers to take care of their healthcare, while you and your family focus on providing…

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Caring for a Premature Baby