Infant Follow-Up Program | Conditions and Treatments

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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Cerebral Palsy (CP)

What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability of childhood. The term CP itself is an umbrella term for a group of disorders that affect body movement and posture...

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Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity

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 of a...

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Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is the full or partial inability to detect frequencies of sound. Boston Children's Hospital offers a Habilitative Audiology Program, a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program , a Diagnostic...

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Intraventricular Hemorrhage

Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is bleeding inside or around the ventricles—spaces in the brain that contain the protective cerebral spinal fluid. IVH is most common in premature babies, especially...

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Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

"Although we can't prevent retinopathy of prematurity, we can often prevent its serious consequences through careful screening and treatment." --Suzanne Johnston, MD, Children?s pediatric...

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Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn

Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is a term for a mild respiratory problem of babies that begins after birth and lasts about three days. Other terms for TTN are "wet lungs" or type II...

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