Conditions and illnesses
A common childhood viral infection, hand-foot-and-mouth disease mainly affects children, but can also be contracted by adults of all ages.
Newly recognized category of eating disorder gives doctors tools to diagnose children who have a different motivation to limit food intake
Fever is common in children but is not necessarily harmful, nor is it always evidence of a serious illness. Fever is a sign that the body’s inflammatory response has been turned on.
This document is designed to help healthcare professionals guide those speaking to children about COVID-19. The following are considerations to communicate in guiding parents and caretakers in conversations on the pandemic.
A button battery is the small lithium round battery found in watches, hearing aids, remote car starters, toys, musical books, LED flashlights and more. The batteries are shiny, round and enticing to young children who may stick them in their nose, ears or mouth. This is extremely dangerous. If the lithium battery is swallowed, it erodes and causes serious tissue damage. Immediate medical attention is vital.
Choking, suffocation, and strangulation cause serious unintentional injuries. The majority of these injuries occur in the home environment. Parents can use the following tips to prevent these injuries from happening.