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Appendicitis: Children and Teens
Appendicitis, an infection of the appendix, is the most common reason for a child to need emergency abdominal surgery.
Fever in Children
When your child has a fever, the body resets its thermostat at a higher temperature. This helps the body fight off invading microorganisms.
Help for a Child with a Cold
You want to help a child with cold symptoms feel better, but choosing among countless over-the-counter (OTC) cold medicines can be daunting. Here are some guidelines that can help.
Home Care for Children with Sickle Cell Disease
Although a child who has sickle cell disease should be under a doctor’s care, parents can do many things at home to minimize symptoms and maintain the child’s health.
Measuring a Baby's Temperature
Most physicians recommend taking a baby's temperature rectally, by placing a thermometer in the baby's anus. This method is accurate and gives a quick reading of the baby's internal temperature.
Psychological Complications of Chronic Illness
Adolescence is a stressful time of life even for physically healthy teens. Chronic illness further complicates adolescent development.
School-Based Occupational Therapy
School-based occupational therapy is a type of help given to children at school to help them be more successful.
When Your Child Refuses to Go to School
School avoidance syndrome, as described by doctors, is the most common cause of vague, unverifiable symptoms in school-age children and is triggered by stress, says a clinical professor of pediatrics.
Why Children Get Carsick -- and What to Do
Carsickness isn't really about the car. It's about the brain's ability to interpret a message based on what it senses.
 
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