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Triple X syndrome
Disease | Updated on January 18, 2019
Females with this genetic disorder have three X chromosomes rather than the usual two, which may result in developmental delays and learning disabilities.
Pectus carinatum
Disease | Updated on October 16, 2019
Depending on your age, bracing or surgery can help correct the abnormal protrusion of the breastbone known as pectus carinatum.
Hirschsprung's disease
Disease | Updated on August 21, 2021
This digestive disorder that's present at birth affects the nerves in the colon. It causes severe constipation but can be treated.
Uncircumcised penis: Is special care needed?
Answer | Updated on February 7, 2020
Know how to wash an uncircumcised penis.
Progeria
Disease | Updated on February 1, 2018
Progeria is an extremely rare, progressive genetic disorder that causes children to age rapidly, beginning in their first two years of life.
Harlequin-type ichthyosis
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition in which a newborn has hard, thick skin in diamond patterns.
Pectus excavatum
Disease | Updated on April 29, 2020
Pectus excavatum causes the breastbone to sink into the chest. This can affect heart and lung function. Surgery helps correct the deformity.
Severe combined immunodeficiency
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A serious, inherited inability to fight even mild infections (bubble boy disease).
Vaccines: Keep your child's shots on track
Article | Updated on April 22, 2021
Vaccines protect children from serious and potentially fatal diseases. Know how to keep your child's vaccinations on track.
Purpuric fever
Topic | Updated on October 11, 2019
A life-threatening childhood infection caused by bacteria.
Screen time and children: How to guide your child
Article | Updated on June 20, 2019
Managing your child's screen time takes effort. Find out how to ensure quality screen time and set limits.
Reye's syndrome
Disease | Updated on August 15, 2020
Learn more about the causes and treatment of Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious condition causing swelling in the liver and brain.
Congenital heart defects in children
Disease | Updated on August 11, 2021
Learn about symptoms, tests and treatments for children born with a problem in the structure of the heart (congenital heart defect).
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
An inherited disorder of progressive muscular weakness, typically in boys.
Rheumatic fever
Disease | Updated on October 10, 2019
Learn about this serious complication of strep throat and scarlet fever and what you can do to prevent it.
Choroid plexus carcinoma
Disease | Updated on August 18, 2020
This rare type of cancerous brain tumor occurs mainly in children under 2. Treatment usually involves surgery and radiation therapy.
COVID-19 (coronavirus) in babies and children
Article | Updated on September 21, 2021
Understand the symptoms of COVID-19 in babies and older children and how to keep your family healthy.
Stickler syndrome
Disease | Updated on May 20, 2021
This genetic disorder can cause serious vision, hearing and joint problems. Children may be born with a cleft palate and distinctive facial features.
Spina bifida
Disease | Updated on March 17, 2021
Fetal surgery during pregnancy may improve outcomes for babies with myelomeningocele, a severe form of spina bifida. Learn the latest treatment options.
Exanthem
Topic | Updated on August 1, 2020
A widely spread out rash.
Pediatric brain tumors
Disease | Updated on June 30, 2021
Pediatric brain tumors include medulloblastoma, glioma, embryonal tumor, germ cell brain tumor, spinal cord tumor, craniopharyngioma and pineoblastoma.
Car sickness in children: Can I prevent it?
Answer | Updated on July 11, 2020
Carefully planned pre-trip meals, air ventilation and distractions might help prevent car sickness in children.
Childhood vaccines: Tough questions, straight answers
Article | Updated on April 22, 2021
When it comes to childhood vaccines, misinformation is common. Get the facts about vaccine safety from health experts.
Pineoblastoma
Disease | Updated on August 18, 2020
Learn about this rare cancer that begins in the brain's pineal gland. Pineoblastoma treatments include surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
Fetal alcohol syndrome
Disease | Updated on January 10, 2018
Fetal alcohol syndrome results from alcohol exposure during the mother's pregnancy, causing irreversible brain damage and growth problems in the child.
Pediatric thrombocytopenia
Disease | Updated on July 2, 2020
Pediatric thrombocytopenia reduces the blood's ability to clot. Most cases are mild and resolve without treatment.
Headaches in children
Disease | Updated on August 6, 2021
Find out more about headaches in children, which may or may not be serious. They can often be managed with medications and healthy habits.
Medulloblastoma
Disease | Updated on January 22, 2021
Medulloblastoma is the most common cancerous brain tumor in children. Treatment usually includes a combination of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
Enterovirus D68: How can I protect my child?
Answer | Updated on October 22, 2020
Enterovirus D68 infections are on the rise, mostly among children. Know the symptoms and what you can do.
Genu varum
Topic | Updated on May 24, 2018
A condition in which the knees stay apart even when standing with feet and ankles together, also known as bowlegs.
Childhood asthma
Disease | Updated on March 13, 2021
The lungs and airways of children with asthma become inflamed, interfering with daily activities. Some children can have dangerous attacks.
Absence seizure
Disease | Updated on February 24, 2021
This type of seizure produces unexpected symptoms, such as a vacant stare, lip smacking and eyelid fluttering.
Rickets
Disease | Updated on February 25, 2021
Learn what can cause this bone-softening disease in children and how supplements may prevent or treat the condition.
Selective mutism
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition in which a child who can speak doesn't speak in certain situations.
Flu shots for kids: Does my child need a flu shot?
Answer | Updated on September 17, 2021
Know the latest recommendations for children's flu vaccines.
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and COVID-19
Disease | Updated on May 18, 2021
Learn about the symptoms of MIS-C, a serious condition linked to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Get help fast if your child shows any signs.
Nutrition for kids: Guidelines for a healthy diet
Article | Updated on February 2, 2021
See the current children's nutrition recommendations for protein, carbohydrates, fiber, calcium and more.
Epidermolysis bullosa
Disease | Updated on July 29, 2020
Learn about this group of inherited skin diseases that often shows up in infancy and cause fragile, blistering skin. Severe forms may be life-threatening.
Hydrocele
Disease | Updated on December 5, 2020
Find out more about the symptoms, causes and possible treatments for this swelling in the scrotum.
Ichthyosis
Topic | Updated on July 31, 2020
A group of skin disorders characterized by dry, scaly, or thickened skin.
Inborn error of metabolism
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A group of conditions in which the body can't properly convert food into energy.
Maple syrup urine disease
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Condition that makes it hard to break down certain parts of protein (amino acids).
Myopathy
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A disease of the muscles.
Hemangioma
Disease | Updated on March 23, 2021
Learn more about the causes and treatment of this red mark on the skin of babies that fades over time.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection
Disease | Updated on March 14, 2020
Understand the symptoms and treatment of this common viral infection that can cause health problems for babies and people who have weakened immunity.
Congenital mitral valve anomalies
Disease | Updated on August 7, 2021
Learn how these congenital heart defects can cause your mitral valve to leak or become narrowed.
Epilepsy
Disease | Updated on October 7, 2021
Learn about epilepsy symptoms, possible causes of epilepsy and how epilepsy is treated, including surgical treatment options.
Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome
Disease | Updated on February 12, 2020
In this fairly rare congenital condition, an extra electrical pathway between your heart's upper and lower chambers causes a rapid heartbeat. This can result in serious health problems.
Trisomy
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A genetic disorder in which a person has 3 copies of a chromosome instead of 2.
Toxoplasmosis
Disease | Updated on October 13, 2020
Read about symptoms, causes, treatment and tips for prevention of this parasitic infection that for some people, can cause severe complications.
Diabetes insipidus
Disease | Updated on April 10, 2021
Learn more about this unusual disorder that disrupts the body's fluid balance, causing excessive urination and possibly leading to dehydration.
Heart valve disease
Disease | Updated on September 29, 2021
Learn about this condition in which one or more of your heart valves doesn't work properly.
Niemann-Pick
Disease | Updated on January 25, 2018
Niemann-Pick — Learn more about this inherited disease that mainly affects children, causing malfunction of the nerves, brain and other organs.
Heat rash
Disease | Updated on March 3, 2020
Learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatment of this heat-related problem of the skin that affects people of all ages.
Patent foramen ovale
Disease | Updated on September 2, 2021
Learn more about the causes and complications of this condition in which a hole in the heart doesn't close the way it should after birth.
Quinsy
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A complication of tonsillitis in which the infection spreads behind the tonsils.
Jaundice
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A yellow tint to the skin or eyes caused by an excess of bilirubin, a substance created when red blood cells break down.
Starvation
Topic | Updated on May 24, 2018
Long-term, severe deprivation of nutrition.
Deformity
Topic | Updated on May 26, 2018
Distortion or disfigurement of any part of the body.
Hepatitis B
Disease | Updated on September 4, 2020
Hepatitis B is a contagious liver infection caused by a virus. It may become long lasting. Know the symptoms, treatment and prevention of hepatitis B.
Horner syndrome
Disease | Updated on April 2, 2020
An interruption in the nerve signals from the brain to the eye causes Horner syndrome, affecting the eye and face on one side.
Child abuse
Disease | Updated on September 24, 2021
Child abuse includes physical, sexual, emotional and medical abuse, as well as neglect. Learn about signs, risk factors, how to get help, and prevention.
Noonan syndrome
Disease | Updated on November 30, 2016
Noonan syndrome is a genetic disorder that may cause unusual facial features, short stature, heart defects, eye conditions and other health problems.
Turner syndrome
Disease | Updated on November 18, 2017
Turner syndrome affects only females as the result of a missing or partially missing X chromosome, causing a variety of medical and developmental problems.
Cavernous malformations
Disease | Updated on May 18, 2018
Find out about diagnosis and treatment options, including surgery, for these abnormal blood vessel formations of the brain and spinal column.
Auditory processing disorder
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A disorder affecting the ability to understand speech.
Osteogenesis imperfecta
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A group of inherited disorders characterized by fragile bones that break easily.
Car seat safety: Avoid 9 common mistakes
Article | Updated on October 21, 2020
Consider common car seat mistakes and what you need to do to keep your kids safe on the road.
Cleft lip and cleft palate
Disease | Updated on May 22, 2018
Surgery can fix openings or splits in the upper lip, or the roof of the mouth (palate), or both types of these birth defects.
Vaccination schedule: Why so many so fast?
Answer | Updated on August 14, 2019
Vaccination schedule — A Mayo Clinic specialist explains why young children need multiple vaccines.
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
Disease | Updated on December 3, 2020
Learn more about this rare congenital heart condition that results in underdevelopment of the left side of the heart.
Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return
Disease | Updated on July 15, 2021
In this congenital heart defect, some of the lung blood vessels connect to the wrong places in the heart. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment.
Dwarfism
Disease | Updated on August 17, 2018
Very short stature of 4 feet 10 inches or less that results from a genetic or medical condition is considered dwarfism. Learn about causes and treatment.
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Disease | Updated on October 14, 2021
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a group of inherited genetic conditions that limits the adrenal glands' ability to make certain vital hormones.
Chiari malformation
Disease | Updated on September 24, 2021
Find out about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of this brain disorder in which brain tissue extends into the spinal canal.
Down syndrome
Disease | Updated on March 8, 2018
Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in extra genetic material from chromosome 21.
Total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR)
Disease | Updated on June 23, 2021
In this congenital heart defect, the lung's blood vessels attach to the wrong places in the heart. Know the symptoms and how it's diagnosed.
Ebstein anomaly
Disease | Updated on June 18, 2021
In this rare heart defect, the tricuspid heart valve didn't form properly. This can affect the heart's ability to pump blood. Know the risks and symptoms.
Coarctation of the aorta
Disease | Updated on June 20, 2020
Learn more about the causes and treatment of this usually congenital heart condition that is treatable but requires lifelong follow-up.
Atrial septal defect (ASD)
Disease | Updated on December 20, 2019
This abnormal opening between the heart's upper pumping chambers is a common problem at birth, but can be treated.
Anhidrosis
Disease | Updated on December 3, 2019
Anhidrosis — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this inability to sweat normally.
Farsightedness
Disease | Updated on June 16, 2020
Do you see distant objects clearly, but develop a blur as they come close? This vision problem, called farsightedness, is easily corrected with prescription lenses.
Vaginal agenesis
Disease | Updated on November 18, 2017
Learn about this rare, congenital condition in which the vagina doesn't develop, and find out what treatments are available to reconstruct the vagina.
Transposition of the great arteries
Disease | Updated on August 11, 2018
Transposition of the great arteries is a heart defect that requires surgery to correct. Learn about symptoms and treatment of this rare condition.
Circumcision (male)
TestProcedure | Updated on September 21, 2021
Circumcision — the surgical removal of the skin covering the tip of the penis — can be a religious ritual, a family tradition or a matter of personal hygiene.
Mitochondrial disease
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A disorder that occurs when structures that produce energy for a cell malfunction.
Hepatitis A
Disease | Updated on August 28, 2020
Hepatitis A is a contagious liver infection caused by a virus. Learn more about its symptoms, treatment and prevention, including hepatitis A vaccine.
Enlarged heart
Disease | Updated on January 16, 2020
Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for this condition of the heart muscle.
Diphtheria
Disease | Updated on September 21, 2021
This rare but serious bacterial infection can cause organ damage and breathing problems. This disease is often treatable but also preventable with a vaccine.
Metachromatic leukodystrophy
Disease | Updated on March 6, 2020
This rare genetic disorder causes fatty substances (sulfatides) to build up in your brain and nervous system, causing progressive loss of nerve function.
Angelman syndrome
Disease | Updated on February 4, 2020
Learn about this genetic disorder that causes developmental delays, problems with speech and other symptoms.
Soy allergy
Disease | Updated on March 25, 2020
Soy allergy is a common food allergy that generally begins in infancy and often is outgrown in childhood.
Hemophilia
Disease | Updated on October 7, 2021
In this inherited disorder, the blood lacks one of several clot-forming proteins. The result is prolonged bleeding, which can be life-threatening.
Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome
Disease | Updated on April 10, 2021
Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is a rare birth (congenital) condition that affects the development of blood vessels, soft tissue and bones.
Astigmatism
Disease | Updated on October 5, 2021
Imperfect curvature of your eye can cause blurred distance and near vision. Learn about this common and treatable eye condition.
Tetralogy of Fallot
Disease | Updated on August 17, 2021
Learn more about a rare condition caused by a combination of four heart defects that are present at birth (congenital).
48, XXXX syndrome
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
An extremely rare condition in which a female has two extra X chromosomes.
Heterochromia iridum
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition in which the colored part of the eye (iris) is multicolored.
Cysticercosis
Topic | Updated on January 18, 2020
A tapeworm infection that affects the brain, muscle and other tissues.
Tonsillitis
Disease | Updated on November 7, 2020
Learn about the causes and treatment of tonsillitis, a common cause of sore throat in children.
Slide show: Breast-feeding positions
SlideShow | Updated on August 5, 2020
Breast-feeding can be awkward at first. Experiment with various positions until you feel comfortable.
Diaper rash
Disease | Updated on April 7, 2020
Dealing with diaper rash? Follow these tips to soothe your baby's irritated skin.
Cystic fibrosis
Disease | Updated on March 14, 2020
This inherited condition causes severe damage to the lungs, digestive system and other organs. Learn about improvements in screening and treatments.
Ear infection treatment: Do alternative therapies work?
Article | Updated on March 24, 2020
Alternative therapies aren't generally recommended for children with ear infections.
Conjoined twins
Disease | Updated on July 31, 2019
If an early embryo only partially separates and two fetuses develop, they remain physically connected — most often at the chest, abdomen or pelvis.
Lead poisoning
Disease | Updated on December 20, 2019
Learn about lead poisoning symptoms and treatment of lead exposure in children and adults. Explore ways to keep your kids safe from lead exposure.
Atrioventricular canal defect
Disease | Updated on July 23, 2021
This congenital heart defect, also called atrioventricular septal defect, involves a hole in the heart and abnormal heart valves. Learn how it's treated.
Albinism
Disease | Updated on April 7, 2018
In this group of inherited disorders, there is little or no production of melanin, a pigment that determines hair, skin and eye color and vision development.
Hip dysplasia
Disease | Updated on March 20, 2020
In infancy, this condition often can be corrected with a soft brace. Older children and young adults might require surgery to correct the misalignment.
Ureteral obstruction
Disease | Updated on May 29, 2020
Understand what causes blockage of the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder, tests you might need and how the condition can be treated.
Otitis
Topic | Updated on December 31, 2019
An inflammation of the inner, middle or outer ear, often with infection.
Thrombophilia
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition that increases a person's risk of forming clumped masses of blood (clots).
Chills
Topic | Updated on May 25, 2018
The feeling of being cold, though not necessarily in a cold environment, often accompanied by shivering.
Aneuploidy
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
One or more missing or extra chromosomes.
Color blindness
Disease | Updated on December 28, 2019
Is it red or is it green? Learn more about what causes color blindness and how to tell whether or not you can distinguish between certain shades of color.
X-linked agammaglobulinemia
Disease | Updated on January 3, 2020
This genetic disease weakens the immune system — mainly in males — and leads to frequent infections.
Heart murmurs
Disease | Updated on October 24, 2020
Learn about symptoms, causes and treatments of abnormal heart sounds.
Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Disease | Updated on January 27, 2018
PKU is caused by a defect in the gene that helps create an enzyme needed to break down phenylalanine. Treatment includes a lifelong low-phenylalanine diet.
Tricuspid valve regurgitation
Disease | Updated on October 26, 2021
A leaky tricuspid valve may make you feel tired and have difficulty exercising. Learn how this type of heart valve disease is diagnosed and treated.
Ventricular fibrillation
Disease | Updated on June 2, 2021
Without fast treatment, this heart rhythm problem can cause death within minutes. Learn the warning signs and what actions to take to save a life.
Achondroplasia
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
The most common type of short-limbed dwarfism.
Developmental coordination disorder
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A childhood developmental disorder marked by clumsiness in otherwise healthy kids.
Fragile X syndrome
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A genetic condition causing intellectual disability.
Nutrition disorder
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Any condition caused by poor diet or inability of the body to use certain nutrients.
Sickle cell trait
Topic | Updated on January 30, 2020
A condition in which a child inherits the sickle cell gene mutation from only one parent.
Neuroblastoma
Disease | Updated on November 13, 2020
Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of neuroblastoma, one of the most common cancers of childhood.
Crying baby? How to keep your cool
Article | Updated on April 21, 2021
Crying baby? Here's help coping when the tears won't stop.
Video: Baby's soft spots (fontanels)
Video | Updated on January 21, 2020
A baby's soft spots (fontanels) close when the skull bones fuse together. See how.
Pulmonary atresia
Disease | Updated on June 29, 2021
Learn more about this life-threatening congenital heart condition that changes the way blood normally travels from the heart to the rest of the body.
Hypospadias
Disease | Updated on March 29, 2018
Hypospadias is a birth defect in which the opening of the urethra is located on the underside of the penis instead of the tip. Learn about treatment.
Vesicoureteral reflux
Disease | Updated on January 15, 2020
Learn about what happens if urine flows backward from the bladder. Usually found in children, this condition boosts the risk of urinary tract infections.
Meningitis
Disease | Updated on October 1, 2020
Spot the signs and understand the treatment options for meningitis, an infection that has several possible causes.
Truncus arteriosus
Disease | Updated on December 8, 2020
Learn more about this rare heart defect that makes it difficult for the heart to pump the right amount of blood to the lungs and the body.
Vascular rings
Disease | Updated on December 30, 2020
Learn more about this condition in which malformations of the aortic arch encircle the windpipe and esophagus and can press against them.
Brachial plexus injury
Disease | Updated on April 15, 2020
Learn about these nerve injuries that usually result from auto or motorcycle accidents and which procedures can help restore arm function.
Shivering
Topic | Updated on May 24, 2018
Involuntary trembling of the body caused by muscle contractions.
Bronchiectasis
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition in which the lungs' airways become damaged, making it hard to clear mucus.
Yaws
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A chronic bacterial infection that affects the skin, bone, and cartilage.
Tay-Sachs disease
Disease | Updated on May 16, 2018
Tay-Sachs disease is a rare, inherited condition affecting the nerve cells. Find out more about symptoms, diagnosis and management of this disorder.
Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM)
Disease | Updated on September 22, 2020
Know the possible symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare but serious condition that affects young children.
Slide show: Common baby rashes
SlideShow | Updated on November 13, 2020
You might expect your baby's skin to be flawless, but baby rashes and other skin conditions are common. Find out when treatment is needed.
Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septum defect
Disease | Updated on January 16, 2020
If your baby has pulmonary atresia with ventricular septum defect, a heart problem, doctors may treat it with one or more procedures.
Helping baby sleep through the night
Article | Updated on September 2, 2020
Help your baby sleep through the night, starting now.
Air travel with infant: Is it safe?
Answer | Updated on October 23, 2019
Know how air travel can affect your baby's ears and breathing, and what you can do to keep him or her comfortable.
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Disease | Updated on October 16, 2019
Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless — and extremely dangerous. Don't count on detecting it. Instead, prevent it.
Hydronephrosis
Disease | Updated on January 3, 2020
Learn about this condition that occurs when urine doesn't drain properly from the upper urinary tract, leading to kidney swelling.
Cerebral palsy
Disease | Updated on September 1, 2021
Damage to the developing brain, usually before birth, causes this disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture.
Heart arrhythmia
Disease | Updated on October 1, 2021
Learn about common heart rhythm disorders that can cause your heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly.
Mitral valve disease
Disease | Updated on January 7, 2020
Learn more about diseases that affect the heart valve between left heart chambers.
Klinefelter syndrome
Disease | Updated on September 21, 2019
This genetic disorder occurs when a male is born with an extra copy of the X chromosome and may result in low testosterone production and infertility.
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Disease | Updated on October 16, 2020
Learn about these complex genetic disorders that cause problems with connective tissue in the skin, joints and blood vessel walls.
Eisenmenger syndrome
Disease | Updated on December 5, 2020
There's no cure for this serious complication of a heart defect, but treatments help control symptoms and improve quality of life.
Patau syndrome
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition in which a person has an extra chromosome 13.
Polydactyly
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition of having more than 5 digits on a hand or 5 toes on a foot.
Convulsion
Topic | Updated on May 25, 2018
A loss of consciousness accompanied by violent muscle contractions.
Beta thalassemia
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A type of inherited blood disorder.
Microcephaly
Disease | Updated on June 25, 2020
When an infant's head is smaller than expected, it may be microcephaly — a brain abnormality that often develops in the womb and affects child development.
Greenstick fractures
Disease | Updated on February 25, 2021
Greenstick fractures — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this childhood bone injury.
Childhood obesity
Disease | Updated on December 5, 2020
Childhood obesity can lead to various conditions, including type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Learn how to protect your child's health.
Type 2 diabetes in children
Disease | Updated on August 26, 2020
More children are being diagnosed with this blood sugar condition. Learn how to help manage or prevent this chronic disease in your child.
Antidepressants for children and teens
Article | Updated on June 25, 2019
Get the facts about antidepressants for children and teenagers with these common questions and answers.
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Disease | Updated on November 18, 2020
Learn about this type of arthritis that affects children and can cause growth problems, joint damage and eye inflammation.
Arteriovenous malformation
Disease | Updated on January 1, 2021
An AVM is a tangle of blood vessels that affects the flow of blood and oxygen. Treatment can help.
Congenital myopathies
Disease | Updated on March 5, 2020
These rare muscle diseases that cause weakness and poor muscle tone are present at birth and caused by genetic defects.
Sickle cell anemia
Topic | Updated on January 30, 2020
A group of disorders that cause red blood cells to become misshapen and break down.
Treacher Collins syndrome
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
An inherited condition in which some bones and tissues in the face aren't developed.
Stroller safety: Tips for parents
Article | Updated on July 10, 2020
Find out how to choose and safely use your baby's stroller.
Pacifiers: Are they good for your baby?
Article | Updated on November 4, 2020
Is it OK to offer your baby a pacifier? Know the pros and cons.
Craniosynostosis
Disease | Updated on December 13, 2019
This birth defect results in premature fusing of one or more of the joints between the bone plates of an infant's skull before the brain is fully formed.
Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum
Disease | Updated on January 23, 2020
Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum is diagnosed at or shortly after birth, and may be treated with one or more procedures.
Warm-mist versus cool-mist humidifier: Which is better for a cold?
Answer | Updated on July 2, 2021
Warm-mist and cool-mist humidifiers are equally effective in humidifying the air.
Burn safety: Protect your child from burns
Article | Updated on February 17, 2021
Follow these tips to protect your child from burns.
Scarlet fever
Disease | Updated on October 16, 2019
Learn more about the symptoms, causes, complications and treatment of this strep-related bacterial infection.
Undescended testicle
Disease | Updated on July 21, 2021
Learn about causes, complications and treatment of this condition in which one or both testicles aren't in their normal place within the scrotum.
Spitting up in babies: What's normal, what's not
Article | Updated on February 27, 2021
Spitting up in babies is common — and usually nothing to worry about.
Child sleep: Put preschool bedtime problems to rest
Article | Updated on November 13, 2020
Child sleep problems? Be gentle but firm. Consistency is often the key to better sleep.
Ear tubes
TestProcedure | Updated on June 22, 2021
Learn about the procedure for placing ear tubes used to treat middle ear problems.
Infant reflux
Disease | Updated on December 17, 2020
This common and messy condition is usually harmless. Most babies outgrow it by age 18 months.
Infant formula: Is tap or bottled water better?
Answer | Updated on February 25, 2021
You can safely prepare infant formula with tap water or bottled water. Consider the pros and cons of each.
Baby teeth: When do children start losing them?
Answer | Updated on August 14, 2019
Losing baby teeth is a major childhood milestone. Find out what to expect.
Pediatric cervical spine surgery
TestProcedure | Updated on December 19, 2019
This surgery can treat injuries or congenital abnormalities in the neck section of the spine.
Type 1 diabetes in children
Disease | Updated on January 30, 2020
Know what symptoms to look out for, as well as more about diagnosis, treatment and daily living with this lifelong insulin-dependent condition.
Ependymoma
Disease | Updated on November 9, 2019
Learn about this tumor that forms from ependymal cells in the brain and spinal cord. Treatments include surgery and radiation therapy.
Infant growth: What's normal?
Answer | Updated on August 5, 2020
Infant growth rates depend on various factors. Consider what's typical during baby's first year.
Breast-feeding vs. formula-feeding: What's best?
Article | Updated on April 7, 2020
Breast-feeding is best, but deciding between breast-feeding and formula-feeding is sometimes tough. Learn about how each may affect your baby.
Infant botulism: Can it be prevented?
Answer | Updated on July 7, 2020
Find out how to prevent infant botulism.
Breast-feeding and medications: What's safe?
Article | Updated on July 31, 2020
Understand which medications are safe to take while breast-feeding.
Water safety: Protect your child from drowning
Article | Updated on February 7, 2020
Water safety — Consider these tips to keep your child safe around water, indoors and outdoors.
Bronchiolitis
Disease | Updated on January 15, 2020
Infection in the small airways (bronchioles) of the lungs is common in young kids and babies. Signs may include coughing, wheezing and labored breathing.
Colic
Disease | Updated on February 29, 2020
Consoling a baby who cries a lot for no apparent reason is a challenge. Learn strategies for caring for your infant and coping with the stress.
Bladder exstrophy
Disease | Updated on January 3, 2020
This rare birth defect occurs when the bladder develops outside the fetus during pregnancy. The condition can be repaired with surgery.
Language development: Speech milestones for babies
Article | Updated on March 25, 2021
Get the facts about baby speech and language development.
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease
Disease | Updated on September 25, 2020
Learn about the symptoms and treatment of this contagious viral infection that's characterized by sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet.
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
Disease | Updated on January 25, 2018
ODD is a childhood mental health disorder that includes frequent and persistent anger, irritability, arguing, defiance or vindictiveness toward authority.
Growing pains
Disease | Updated on September 25, 2021
Learn about this common condition involving leg pain in children, including growing pain symptoms and how to ease discomfort.
Osteochondritis dissecans
Disease | Updated on August 4, 2020
Osteochondritis dissecans most commonly affects children who are very active in sports. Learn about the symptoms and treatment of this joint condition.
Febrile seizure
Disease | Updated on February 24, 2021
These frightening but generally harmless seizures are triggered by a fever and affect infants and young children.
Roseola
Disease | Updated on June 25, 2020
Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatment of this common childhood infection and rash caused by two strains of herpes virus.
Separation anxiety disorder
Disease | Updated on April 5, 2021
Intense or prolonged separation anxiety that interferes with school or other daily activities or includes panic attacks. Learn about treatment.
Mesenteric lymphadenitis
Disease | Updated on May 20, 2021
This painful condition, which involves inflamed lymph nodes in the membrane that connects your bowel to your abdominal wall, usually affects children and teens.
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