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  • Fluoride Varnish Can Help Prevent Tooth Decay

    Healthy gums and teeth are important to your child’s overall health. This is why your child’s doctor will talk with you about good dental habits even before your child’s first tooth appears.

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  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

    Babies with GERD can choke; a bulb syringe should be available to help clear the airway if necessary. If the baby is coughing, nothing should be done because the cough is the most effective way to clear the airway. If the baby stops breathing or making any sound, CPR techniques for infants should be

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  • Gastrostomy Tubes

    Gastrostomy tubes are placed in children for many reasons, including prematurity, feeding problems, and brain disorders, and they have become more prevalent as lifesaving medical treatments for children have improved.

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  • Hearing Loss and Deafness

    The Care Plan for children with hearing loss may include

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  • Heart Conditions, Functional

    Approximately 4,000 children are diagnosed with Kawasaki disease every year and most are younger than 5 years.

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  • Heart Conditions: An Overview
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  • Heart Defects, Structural

    Thirty-five thousand babies are born every year in the United States with these problems, according to the American Heart Association.

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  • Hepatitis

    Hepatitis means liver inflammation. Most of the time, hepatitis is caused by a viral infection of the liver. The most common types are hepatitis A, B, and C.

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  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
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  • Hydrocephalus and Shunts

    Hydrocephalus is the abnormal accumulation of spinal fluid, called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), within the brain. Hydrocephalus can be caused by a structural defect in the brain or spine that blocks CSF and causes it to accumulate. Sometimes a brain injury, especially one that causes bleeding, can interfere

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  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

    The treatment team may consist of the primary care provider and a hematologist.

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  • Kidney/Urinary Problems

    Nephrotic syndrome can occur at any age but is most common between the ages of 18 months and 8 years. Boys are affected more often than girls. A child may come to the child care or school with the diagnosis or may develop it while enrolled.

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  • Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools—Childhood Obesity

    Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. It occurs when a child is well above the normal weight for the child’s age and height.

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  • Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools—Developmental Delay

    Children have developmental delay when they do not attain the skills that typically developing children acquire at a certain age. Child development is a process that involves learning and mastering skills such as sitting, rolling over, walking, understanding, and talking. Typically developing children

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  • Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools—Eczema(Atopic Dermatitis)

    Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a long-lasting skin condition that causes the skin to be overly sensitive to many things.

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  • Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools—Food Allergies

    Allergy is the term used to describe the body’s overreaction to something that it views as foreign or different from itself. The body reacts by releasing histamine and other substances that cause allergic symptoms.

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