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Childhood Illnesses Croup Symptoms

What are the symptoms of croup? A child with the croup may first present symptoms such as a runny nose and congestion that appear to be a common cold or upper respiratory infection. These preliminary symptoms usually last one or two days. The croup symptoms that follow will usually begin …

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Choosing a Pediatrician

As a child, I was at the doctor’s office frequently. Before I could talk, my pediatrician had told my mother that there was something wrong with me. The pediatrician first diagnosed me with Rubenstein-Taybi Syndrome which consisted of moderate to severe mental retardation and distinctive physical attributes which could be …

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Overweight Baby

Preventing obesity in infants is as much about what you feed your babies as what you don’t. Care needs to be taken to select good foods—not only to maintain a healthy weight, but also to get essential nutrients for brain, eye & body development. While babies are supposed to be …

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An Overview of Asthma in Babies

Asthma is a chronic condition that affects approximately five million children in the United States. This disease affects the lungs and causes difficulty with breathing. According to an article on the website for Parents magazine, the number of kids that are four years old or younger with asthma has risen …

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On Creating Student Medical Forms

On Creating Student Medical Forms “What are student medical forms for back to school?” a registered nurse, who has not had training as a school nurse, might wonder. Student medical forms for back to school, can include any number of different forms that are needed and used by school nurses, …

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Smallpox Symptoms

All known smallpox viruses were finally eradicated in 1977 after a worldwide program by the World Health Organization was successful. However, it does still exist in laboratories in the United States and Russia and incidents of infection have occurred. There is the ever-present risk of deliberate infection of populations by …

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Dehydration in Infants and Toddlers

Dehydration in Infants and Toddlers What is dehydration? Dehydration is a potentially life threatening condition directly related to vomiting and diarrhea. The loss of body fluids, electrolytes and sugar can lead to system failures that could, in the extreme case, result in death. The degree of fluid loss resulting in …

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Helping Overweight Children

Obesity in children is curable, provided you set an environment to make a change. First of all, parents have to believe this. Then, take your obese child into your confidence. Strengthen the inner urge in the child to lose weight, to such an extent that the kid is willing to …

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