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Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety

Sadly, the number of traffic accidents increases each year, and children are mostly affected. This is a crucial reason why parents should make safety a top priority when it comes to traveling with their child. Using a proper car seat will ensure your child is safe and...
How Does Surgery Fix an Inguinal Hernia?

How Does Surgery Fix an Inguinal Hernia?

While anyone can get an inguinal hernia, it’s a condition that affects males more often than females. The inguinal canal is different in males than in females. In males, the inguinal canal runs the length between the abdomen and the scrotum and holds the...
Gastroschisis

Gastroschisis

Though uncommon, gastroschisis is a birth defect that can cause significant health consequences for infants born with the condition. What is This Condition? Gastroschisis occurs when a hole develops in an unborn baby’s abdominal wall. In most instances, the...
The Importance of a Flu Shot

The Importance of a Flu Shot

The air is getting cooler and the leaves are changing which means another flu season has arrived. Children are particularly vulnerable to complications occurring from the flu, but getting them vaccinated can go a long way to protecting them from harm. Some people...
The Rise of ADHD in Kids

The Rise of ADHD in Kids

According to a study conducted in 2016 by the Centers for Disease Control, over six million children had been diagnosed with ADHD between the ages of 2-17. Psychiatrists are not completely sure why there are so many more children being diagnosed, but there are several...
The Importance of Play

The Importance of Play

Every parent wants their children to have skills that will lead to success in school and in life. In recent years, this has meant an increased focus on structured academic activities, but according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, unstructured play can be just...
Appendectomy

Appendectomy

Seeing your child in pain is one of the worst things a parent can go through. If your child needs an appendectomy, it can be scary. But learning as much as you about the procedure can eliminate the amount of stress you feel throughout the experience. What is an...
Pneumomediastinum

Pneumomediastinum

For most people, the term pneumomediastinum may be unusual, but for approximately one in 7,300 people, the condition is familiar. Pneumomediastinum is air that is present in the chest that becomes trapped in the mediastinum, the area of the body which contains the...
Technology Advancements in the Operating Room

Technology Advancements in the Operating Room

As technology continues to become more advanced and evolved, it allows the health industry to take significant strides. When it comes to surgery, robots were first introduced in the 2000s in certain surgical fields. There’s now more of a future for using robots...