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What is autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? What does it mean if a child is “on the spectrum”? Can autism be treated? Will my child always have it? What supports can help our family? While there’s
Overview Long-term respiratory problems faced by babies born prematurely are known, generally, as either chronic lung disease (CLD) or bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Some premature babies require the use
The experts in our Celiac Disease Program are some of the best in the country when it comes to diagnosing and helping families manage celiac disease with a gluten-free lifestyle. We also have a
While childhood cancer is a potentially life-threatening condition requiring intensive treatment, the majority of pediatric cancers are treatable. Thanks to recent advances in therapies, many forms of
Obesity occurs when a child is significantly over the ideal weight for her height. Like adults, children become obese when they eat more calories than they use. Obesity in children is determined by
In the past, the phrase “kidney failure” has been used to mean end-stage renal disease (ESRD) - when dialysis or a kidney transplant is necessary because the kidneys have lost around 85 percent of
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia overview If you’ve had an ultrasound and been told that your baby may have a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), you probably have a lot of questions—and may be very
What is Crohn’s disease in children? Crohn’s disease (CD) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a condition in which one or more parts of your child’s intestinal tract become inflamed.
The outlook for a child with cystic fibrosis (CF) has never looked better. In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical
Medical treatments and developmental and educational therapies can help children with Down syndrome reach their fullest potential. When you have a child with Down syndrome, we understand that you may
From TV shows like “The Biggest Loser” to celebrity diets and infomercials touting “two-minute abs,” America is obsessed with how we look. So it’s sad but not surprising that a negative body image is
Overview An egg allergy is an abnormal response of the body to eggs
What are EGIDs? Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) are rare conditions that can occur when there are high levels of eosinophils in one or more parts of the digestive system. Eosinophils
Esophageal atresia (EA) is a rare birth defect in which a baby is born without part of the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach). About 1 in 4,000 babies in the U.S. is born with
A food allergy is an abnormal response to a certain food; if your child has a food allergy, exposure to that food causes an immune system response, causing symptoms that range from uncomfortable to
What is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children? It can be very scary if your child is having recurring bouts of abdominal pain, cramping, blood in the stools and diarrhea that don’t seem to go
A milk allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in cows’ milk. It is most common among infants and young children
Children ages 6 through 12 continue to need healthful foods and nutritious snacks. Many life-long food habits, food preferences and dislikes are established when your child is in primary school.
Overview A peanut allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in peanuts
Overview A shellfish allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in shellfish
The small intestine is an important part of the digestive tract – it’s where we absorb most of the sugars, proteins and fats from the food we eat. If a child doesn’t have enough small intestine, her
A soy allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in soy
Overview A tree nut allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in tree nuts
Discovering that your child has diabetes can be upsetting and stressful for the whole family. On these pages, we’ll give you the basic information and skills you’ll need to care for your child,
A wheat allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the protein found in wheat
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