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Are you raising a child with cerebral palsy? This guide offers advice, resources, and support so that you can help your child reach his or her full potential.
Ira has cerebral palsy (CP), but it doesn't interfere with his love of sports or his dream of being a broadcaster. Check out this video.
Get advice from parents raising kids with cerebral palsy. Learn what works, what doesn’t, and what helped these families the most.
Shannon has cerebral palsy, which limits many abilities. But her wheelchair and her communication device give her the freedom to explore, and a voice to be heard.
Why is social distancing important? Find out how to keep yourself and other people healthy.
Antibiotics are powerful medicines that can help kids feel better -- but only when they have certain illnesses. Find out if an antibiotic is right for your child.
Emily was born with a type of dwarfism. In this video, she talks about the challenges of being a little person, and how she overcomes the many hurdles she faces.
An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) measures the heart's electrical activity. This can help doctors tell how the heart is working and identify any problems.
Treatment for depression may include therapy or a combination of therapy and medicine. One widely used therapy is called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Feeling nervous, worried, or uneasy at times is a normal part of growing up. Here's how to help your child feel more in control and deal with stress.
Not getting enough sleep can lead to physical and mental health problems in teens. By making a plan together, you can help your teen sleep better.
Many parents struggle to get their toddlers to sleep. Get advice on how you can encourage sleep and promote habits that last a lifetime.
The ears gather sounds from our environment and turn them into messages for the brain to decode. Learn more in this video about the ears.
See how the joints work.
With a little preparation and practice, you can bottle-feed your baby. Learn how in this step-by-step video.
Breast milk is the healthiest choice for your baby. Learn how to breastfeed your baby in this step-by-step video.
An asthma flare-up (or asthma attack) is when asthma symptoms get worse, making kids wheeze, cough, or be short of breath. An asthma flare-up can happen even when asthma is controlled. Asthma flare-ups can be handled, but it's even better if you can prevent them from happening.
Knowing how to pump and store breast milk is an important part of feeding your baby. Learn how in this step-by-step video.
Good oral health starts even before your child's first tooth comes in. Learn how to instill good habits that will last a lifetime.
Vaccines help keep kids healthy, but many parents still have questions about them. Get answers here.
How can you tell the difference between everyday moodiness and depression? Learn the signs of depression and discover ways to help your child feel better.
Learn how to encourage good behavior, handle tantrums, and keep your cool when parenting your toddler.
Help your child develop a healthier relationship with food by working with the care team and being supportive during mealtimes.
Get tips and advice on helping your child make the switch from diapers to big-kid underwear — for good!
Learn how to prevent surgical site infections both before and after your child's surgery.
Guard against sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by learning how to safely put your baby to sleep.
A teen athlete talks about why he won't let his condition take him out of the game.
Find out if your baby is ready for solid foods, and if so, what to give, how to give it, and which foods to avoid.
Gastroschisis is when a baby is born with the intestines, and sometimes other organs, sticking out through a hole in the belly wall near the umbilical cord. A gastroschisis silo allow the intestines to slowly move into the belly.
An inguinal hernia happens when part of the intestines slips into the groin (where the belly meets the upper leg) instead of staying in the belly as it should. Doctors fix inguinal (IN-gwuh-nul) hernias with surgery.
Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose (say: GLOO-kose), a sugar that is the body's main source of fuel. Your body needs glucose to keep running.
An eating disorder affects the way people think about food and eating. This leads to behaviors that harm physical and mental health. Anyone can develop an eating disorder. Learn more in this video.
Safely securing kids in cars can be tricky. This video makes it easy to figure out which seat your child needs, and when.
What happens in an asthma flare-up? Find out in this video.
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A cardiac catheterization is a procedure that cardiologists (heart doctors) do. They put a catheter (a long, thin tube) into a blood vessel, then guide it the heart. Cardiac catheterizations help doctors diagnose and treat many different heart problems.
Insulin is a hormone that helps sugar (glucose) get into all the cells in the body for energy. Insulin is made in the pancreas and released into the blood when the glucose level goes up. Without insulin, the sugar in blood would get too high.
A cochlear implant is a surgically placed device that helps a person with severe hearing loss hear sounds. Doctors consider cochlear implants for children under 12 months of age with profound hearing loss in both ears. Older children with serious hearing loss also may get cochlear implants.
Watch a short video to learn what a double barrel ostomy is and how it works.
A hydrocele (HI-dro-seel) is a pouch of fluid around the testicle inside the scrotum. Hydroceles are common in newborns, especially in premature babies. Older boys and men can get them too.
An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. Surgeons remove the appendix when it gets blocked and becomes infected. A laparoscopic appendectomy lets surgeons remove the appendix with the help of a tiny video camera called a laparoscope.
Laryngoscopy is when a doctor uses a special camera to look down the throat to see the voice box (larynx) and vocal cords.
Watch a short video to learn what a loop ostomy is and how it works.
A nasopharyngoscopy is a quick procedure that uses a special camera to help a doctor look at the back of the throat.
A lumbar puncture, or spinal tap, is a medical test that involves collecting a small sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for examination. Doctors use the sample to look for signs of possible infections or other illnesses.
Blocked tear ducts are a fairly common problem in infants. A common procedure called a tear duct probe can open the blockage.
An atrial septal defect (ASD) is a heart defect in which there is an abnormal opening in the dividing wall between the upper filling chambers of the heart.
Watch a short video to learn what an end ostomy is and how it works.
A doctor might suggest ear tube surgery if a child gets many ear infections that don't clear up easily or the ear infections seem to be causing hearing loss or speech delay. Ear tube surgery can drain fluid from the middle ear, prevent future infections, and help the child hear properly again.
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a problem that happens when the left side of a baby’s heart doesn't form as it should. It’s smaller than normal and can’t pump enough blood to the body. After the baby is born, doctors can treat the problem with medicines and several surgeries.
Blocked tear ducts are a fairly common problem in infants. If your child has a blocked tear duct, your doctor may show you how to massage the eye several times a day at home for a few months. Massaging can help open the blockage.
A pilonidal cyst is a fluid-filled sac under the skin in the lower back, near the crease of the buttocks.
Watch this video to see what happens inside the body when a person has type 1 diabetes.
Watch this video to see what happens inside the body when a person has type 2 diabetes.