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Overview of Growth Charts

Growth charts or infant charts are long been used in childcare as it provides valuable information to the health care professionals in their management activities. Different countries and sometimes regions will make use of their own set of growth charts made according to their own statistics using their own sample …

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Back Pain and Posture in Children

If you were to visit every campus in North American, from elementary level to high school, the most common item seen would be the infamous backpack. Is your child wearing it properly? While the most convenient and stylish way to carry the multitude of tomes from class to class, most …

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What is a Patent Ductus Arteriosus

A patent ductus arteriosus is a relatively common heart defect seen in newborns. It accounts for up to 10% of all cases of congenital heart disease seen in children. The severity of a PDA can vary tremendously from child to child. In many cases this defect corrects itself, but there …

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Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital heart defects result from improper or incomplete development of the heart in babies. Some congenital heart defects are detected as a murmur at birth or become symptomatic within the first days to weeks of life. Other congenital heart defects may go unnoticed for years until a child begins to …

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An Overview of the Rotateq Vaccine

What is ‘Rotateq’ vaccine used for? Rotateq vaccine is approved by the FDA in the year 2006 as a prophylaxis measure to prevent rotavirus infections in children. It has been included in the immunization schedule and almost all children in the USA can get the vaccine through their well child …

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