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Sickle Cell Disease Diagnosis

Sickle cell disease is an umbrella term for a group of disorders that affect the red blood cells. In sickle cell disease, the body makes red blood cells that have abnormal hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the part of red blood cells that transports oxygen to the other cells. Sickled red blood …

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Signs of Reflux in Babies

Reflux is the process in which the stomach content flows back in to the esophagus causing certain types of symptoms in the affected individuals. The condition is quite common among all groups of people, but its occurrence is highest among the infants who are less than 1 year of age. …

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What to do for Blocked Tear Ducts in Babies

First and foremost relax; your baby will be fine. A few hours after my daughter was born, just long enough for the initial gooping provided by the nursing staff went away, I was horrified to discover the green slime that appeared to glue my baby’s eyelids closed. A nurse came …

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Childrens Colds Myths Dispelled

Every mother wants what’s best for her child, especially when the child is sick. Nowadays, it’s not that easy to know exactly what to do or not to do when nursing a child through an illness. Television, magazines, newspapers and the Internet are clogged with the latest theories, advice, research …

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Helping Families Deal with Pediatric Cancer

In June 2000, Stathi Afendoulis created Lainie’s Angels, a non-profit organization that assists parents whose children suffer from cancer and blood disorders. This was in reponse to the loss of his 12-year-old daughter, Lainie, to Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of childhood cancer.  Through its Parent Advocate Program, the group …

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Head Lice Prevention Tips

Preventing head lice is both easy and difficult. Head lice are spread by direct contact with the head, head, clothing or belongings of an infected person. The best line of defense against lice is to stay away, by not sharing items that may have come into direct contact with an …

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Measles Mumps and Rubella Mmr Overview

Measles, mumps and rubella are serious diseases and have not been eradicated. The MMR vaccine has had a significant impact on preventing the disease with the individuals who have received the vaccine, There are dangers and complications if you contract one of these viruses because you have chosen not to …

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Warnings the Danger of Cold Treatment for Children

Over the decade, the big pharmaceutical companies have come away from their original mission to help the public. Now, the desire to make money overrules the interest of the public that these companies to overlook the effect their products have on the regular people. So, what are a few casualties …

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How to Feed an Infant with Cleft Lip and Palate

Cleft lip and cleft palate are congenital deformities that can occur one in every 600 to 800 births. These deformities are now correctable with modern surgical techniques to an extent that it’s barely recognizable from outside as well as its functional deficit be at a minimum or almost none. But, …

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