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Breath-Holding Spells (Child) [English] Permalink Public

A breath-holding spell​ happens when a child holds their breath for a short time, from a few seconds to a couple of minutes. The spells can occur often in a single day or only now and then. Audio available. (English)

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Swollen Lymph Nodes (Child) [English] Permalink Public

There are over 500 lymph nodes, or "glands", in the body. Most lymph nodes are found in groups near the armpit, groin, and neck. They are also found in the chest and abdominal cavities away from the surface of the skin. In general, lymph nodes are the size of a pea. (English)

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Stomach Flu (Child) [English] Permalink Public

Viral Gastroenteritis (say: GAS-tro-enter-EYE-tis) is the inflammation of the stomach and small and large intestines. Viral gastroenteritis means the inflammation is caused by infection with a virus. It often causes vomiting (throwing up) or diarrhea. Viral gastroenteritis is often called "stomach flu," but it is not caused by flu (influenza) viruses. Viral gastroenteritis can be caused by many different viruses, including Rotaviruses, Torovirus, Adenoviruses, Caliciviruses, Astroviruses, and a group of Norwalk-like viruses. (English)

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Suicide Prevention (Child/Teen) [English] Permalink Public

Suicide is something most parents would rather not talk about. Unfortunately, it is more common than most would like to think. But suicide is often not a sudden event. It is a process. As a parent, becoming aware of the warning signs and being open to talking about suicide, you may be able to prevent it from happening. If you are worried or concerned about your teen, here are some common questions you may find helpful. (English)

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Temperature Taking (Child) [English] Permalink Public

Children often feel warm to the touch when they have a fever, but putting your hand to your child's forehead is not enough to find out if your child has a fever. To confirm that your child has a fever, use a thermometer to measure your child's body temperature. There are several ways to do this. (English)

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Stomach Problems (Child) - Multi-Record Landing Page [English] Permalink Public

Landing Page for: Abnormal-Looking Stool; Anal Fissure; Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea; Appendicitis; Celiac Disease; Colic; Congenital Malformations of the Gastrointestinal Tract; Constipation; Constipation and Diarrhea in Newborns; Cystic Fibrosis (CF;) Diarrhea; Diarrhea-Associated Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS); Food Allergies; Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease; Gastrointestinal Infections in Babies; Hepatitis A; Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD); Intestinal Parasites; Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Nutrition; Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC); Pyloric Stenosis; Sensitive Gag Reflex: Transition to Textured Foods; Soiling; Spitting Up and Vomiting; Viral Gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu); Vomiting. (English)

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Sinusitis (Child) [English] Permalink Public

The sinuses are the cavities in bones around the nose, eyes, and in the forehead. Sinusitis is an inflammation of the lining of the sinuses. The inflammation occurs because of a bacterial infection. Inflammation causes swelling. Sinusitis is more common in children over 10 years old. (English)

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Sedation (Child) [English] Permalink Public

Sedation is medicine to make your child sleepy or more comfortable during a hospital test or treatment. This information will help you prepare your child for his test or treatment. It describes what sedation is, what happens when your child gets sedation, and how to care for your child after the test or treatment. (English)

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Scald Prevention (Child) [English] Permalink Public

Hot liquids are the major cause of burn injuries in young children It is important for us to keep our children safe. Burn injuries are preventable. This information will help you prepare your child for his test or treatment. It describes what sedation is, what happens when your child gets sedation, and how to care for your child after the test or treatment. (English)

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Restricting Fluids (Child) [English] Permalink Public

Sometimes, children with kidney problems need to limit how much fluid they drink. Healthy kidneys clean the blood and flush out unwanted fluid and chemicals through urine. Kidneys that are not working properly cannot do this. Instead, extra fluid stays in the body and builds up. If too much fluid builds up in the body it can cause the following problems: puffiness and weight gain high blood pressure trouble breathing This information will help you prepare your child for his test or treatment. It describes what sedation is, what happens when your child gets sedation, and how to care for your child after the test or treatment. (English)

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