Nutrition Center | Conditions and Treatments

Autism Spectrum Disorder

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...

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Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

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...

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Celiac Disease

What is celiac disease? Celiac disease, which comes from the Greek word for “abdominal,” is a lifelong intolerance to gluten — a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and also in oats that have been...

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Childhood Cancers

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...

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Childhood Obesity

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...

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Chronic kidney (renal) disease

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...

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Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

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...

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Crohn’s Disease in Children

Crohn’s Disease in Children Crohn’s disease (CD) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) where one or more parts of a child’s intestinal tract become inflamed. Crohn’s disease is a chronic — but...

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Cystic Fibrosis

What is cystic fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a common hereditary (inherited) chronic disease that can affect multiple parts of a child’s body — most commonly the lungs and digestive system. ...

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Down Syndrome

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...

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Eating Disorder

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...

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Egg Allergy

Overview An egg allergy is an abnormal response of the body to eggs...

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Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders (EGIDs)

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...

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Esophageal Atresia

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...

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Food Allergy

What is a food allergy? 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...

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Milk Allergy

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...

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Nutrition for School-Aged Child

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....

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Peanut Allergy

What is a peanut allergy? A peanut allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in peanuts. It’s a type of food allergy that is becoming more common in children. Peanuts are not...

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Shellfish Allergy

Overview A shellfish allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in shellfish...

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Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)

What is short bowel syndrome? Short bowel syndrome (SBS), or simply “short gut,” is a rare condition caused by the loss of a functioning small intestine. The small intestine is an important part of...

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Soy Allergy

A soy allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in soy...

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Tree Nut Allergies

Overview A tree nut allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the proteins found in tree nuts...

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Type 1 Diabetes

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,...

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Type 2 Diabetes

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,...

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Wheat Allergy

A wheat allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the protein found in wheat...

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