Posts Tagged pediatric

Millions of U.S. Children Plagued with Asthma and Allergies

Asthma affects over 5 million U.S. children and allergies over 50 million, making these two chronic illnesses the most common of childhood diseases.  Parents and other family members can help their children by learning to recognize the first signs of an asthma attack or allergic reaction.  Identifying these signs and symptoms allows parents or caregivers […]

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Childhood Appendicitis: Diagnosis and Treatment

  The appendix is an extension of the colon, or large intestine.  This appendage has served to mystify physicians and researchers regarding its purpose in the human body.  According to Loren G. Martin, professor of physiology at Oklahoma State University, the appendix appears to perform functions related to the immune system.  Research indicate involvement of […]

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Children with Eating Disorders on the Rise

According to a report released in 2011 by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the number of children, under the age of 12, who were hospitalized for eating disorders rose 119 percent between the years of 1999 and 2006.  This trend suggests that modern kids have a severely distorted view of the ideal body image.  Children […]

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