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  • Umbilical hernia

    Umbilical hernias are common in infants, especially in African-American infants. These hernias are caused because the abdominal wall has not yet completely come together. They appear as a bulge of the belly button when the baby is crying or straining....

     
  • What Are Ear tubes

    Sometimes called “pneumatic tubes” or “ventilation tubes”, ear tubes allow drainage of fluid which has collected in the middle ear and prevents further build up of fluid. These tubes are placed by ENT surgeons under general anesthesia. The surgery is...

     
  • Metatarsus Adductus

    What is Metatarsus Adductus Newborn babies, toddlers, and young children often have minor variations in their lower legs that cause parents and doctors some concern. Variations that make the feet appear to turn inward or outward are “rotational variations.” These include “in-toeing” and...

     
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia

    Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a chronic lung disease in premature infants. The term BPD is interchangeable with CLD (chronic lung disease). These terms are usually reserved for infants who have required greater than 28 days of oxygen therapy and are also...

     
  • Common Cold Symptoms and Treatment

    What is the Common Cold? A “cold” is the common term for what is medically referred to as an “upper respiratory infection” (URI). Colds are caused by any of over 200 different viruses. Cold symptoms include runny or stuffy nose,...

     
  • Enuresis

    What is Enuresis Enuresis (enn-your-ree-siss) means passing urine without control, in someone who is at a stage of development when we would expect them to have control. Most children are toilet trained for urine, at least by day, between 2 and 4...

     
  • Night Terrors in Children

    What are Night Terrors “Night terrors” are a very common form of mild sleep disorder in childhood. They are not the same as nightmares, which are bad or frightening dreams. People have nightmares at all ages, and can usually remember what they...

     
  • Circumcision Care

    The foreskin is the normal covering of the head of the penis in humans. Circumcision in males is the removal of the foreskin. People in many different cultures have practiced circumcision for thousands of years for religious, social, or health reasons. People in some...

     
  • What is Colic

    No one really knows for sure what colic is, or what causes it. We use the term “colic” to describe the condition of an infant between a few weeks and a few months of age who cries more than usual for no detectable reason. This...

     
  • Urinary Tract Infection in Children

    What is a Urinary Tract Infection The “urinary tract” is the system the body uses for getting rid of liquid waste. It begins with the kidneys, which filter waste from the blood. It ends with the “urethra,” the tube that passes...