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The growth chart is a part of the physical exam in pediatrics and a powerful tool that can sensitively detect disease states.

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How to keep your family from catching this highly contagious illness

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Most kids, at one time or another in their childhood or adolescence, will need to take prescription medication to help treat symptoms of a condition or illness. As a parent, you’re the one who has to make sure that—as the old song goes—“the medicine goes down.”
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Being well informed is the best policy

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False. Kidney disease takes many different forms and may lead to kidney failure. Although there are ways to treat people with kidney failure—namely dialysis or kidney transplant—these treatments are not actual cures for kidney disease.
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True. Confusion can arise because the words “tumor” and “cancer” are often regarded as the same thing. A tumor is not necessarily cancer, however.
Conditions and illnesses

Leukemia is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in children and acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL as it’s commonly called, is the most common type of leukemia. ALL is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow, and it affects the body's white blood cells (WBCs). Normally, these cells help fight infection and protect the body against disease. But in leukemia, these cells turn cancerous and multiply when they shouldn't, resulting in too many abnormal WBCs. 

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