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  • Sleep Apnea

    Sleep Apnea: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Snoring, Obstructive sleep apnea, OSAS, Adenotonsillar hypertrophy Introduction to sleep apnea: Parents are quick to mention some things to their pediatrician: fevers, seizures, and bleeding. Snoring is another important symptom that your child’s doctor needs to know about, though it often goes unreported. Any child who snores may have obstructive sleep apnea, and […]

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  • Smiling Boy

    Sinusitis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Acute bacterial sinusitis, Chronic bacterial sinusitis, Subacute bacterial sinusitis Introduction to sinusitis: That runny nose and cough just won’t go away… Perhaps your child has a sinus infection. Sinusitis is a common problem in children. Nevertheless, it is often over-diagnosed in children with green runny noses, and missed in children who really have […]

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  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    Sickle Cell Anemia: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Hemoglobin S Introduction to sickle cell anemia: Normal red blood cells are soft, gel-like discs that can squish as needed to slip through the tiny capillaries of the body. In sickle cell disease, the red blood cells are brittle. What is sickle cell anemia? Sickle cell disease is caused by a genetic variation […]

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  • Otitis Media with Effusion (OME)

    Otitis Media with Effusion (OME): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Serous otitis media, secretory otitis media, silent otitis media, ear infection, silent ear infection Introduction to otitis media with effusion: Parents are often surprised to learn that their child has an ear infection. The infection is discovered during a visit for another purpose altogether. Even though silent ear infections cause no obvious symptoms, […]

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  • Sexual Abuse

    Sexual Abuse: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Child molestation, Rape Introduction to sexual abuse: Some of the most poignant episodes of my pediatric training were long visits with children victimized by sexual abuse. I vividly remember sitting with tears streaming down my face after hearing how children had been scarred by those they trusted. How sad that this is such […]

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  • Separation Anxiety

    Separation Anxiety A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Stranger anxiety, object permanence Introduction to separation anxiety: Your baby has been able to tell the difference between you and strangers from the earliest days of life. Young babies prefer their mothers and fathers (and others who are frequently involved), but will usually respond happily to others as well. Until… They begin to […]

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  • Seborrhea

    Seborrhea: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Dermatitis – seborrheic, Dandruff Introduction to seborrhea: What do babies and teens have in common? Seborrhea! What is seborrhea? Seborrhea is a chronic skin condition that shows up where and when the sebaceous glands in the skin are most active. Who gets seborrhea? Anyone can get seborrhea. Seborrhea is more common in children […]

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  • Scoliosis

    Scoliosis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Congenital scoliosis, Idiopathic scoliosis, Neuromuscular scoliosis. Introduction to scoliosis: Although the spine normally curves gently from front to back, it is normally straight as an arrow from side to side. What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is simply a curve of the spine from side to side. Who gets scoliosis? The most common type of […]

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  • Scarlet Fever

    Scarlet Fever: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Scarlatina, Strep throat rash Introduction to scarlet fever: A rash as rough as sandpaper, a high fever, a child who looks quite ill…When parents learn that it is scarlet fever, tragic images from the past may be conjured up. Thankfully, with the right medicine, this one is now easy to treat. What is […]

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  • Scabies

    Scabies: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Mite infestation Introduction to scabies: A child has an itchy rash. Someone has called it eczema, or something like that, and a cortisone cream was prescribed. But the itching never improved. Or perhaps your child has no rash at all, but scratches relentlessly. Either way, perhaps the child has undiagnosed scabies. What is […]

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