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  • Neurocutaneous Syndromes for Parents


    Neurocutaneous syndromes are genetic disorders that lead to tumor growth in various parts of the body. Learn how to maximize the quality of life for children with these diseases.

  • Hemangiomas: Suzanne's Story for Parents


    When Anna was born, she developed red spots that her parents learned were hemangiomas, benign birthmarks that she eventually outgrew. Her mother tells her story.

  • Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome) for Parents


    Abusive head trauma (AHT) is the leading cause of death in child abuse cases in the United States. AHT results from injuries caused by someone vigorously shaking an infant.

  • PET/MRI Scan for Parents


    A PET/MRI scan is an imaging test that combines PET and MRI in one session. It creates very detailed pictures of the inside of the body.

  • Testicular Torsion for Parents


    This emergency condition causes extreme genital pain and usually requires surgery to save a boy's testicle. If your son has groin pain, get him to a doctor right away.

  • Testicular Torsion for Teens


    This emergency condition happens when the spermatic cord gets twisted and cuts off blood supply, causing pain and swelling. Find out what to do in this article for teens.

  • Blood Test: von Willebrand Factor (vWF) Antigen for Parents


    Doctors order the vWF antigen test to help diagnose or monitor the treatment of von Willebrand disease.

  • Hernias for Teens


    A hernia is an opening or weakness in the wall of a muscle, tissue, or membrane that normally holds an organ in place. Learning to prevent hernias isn't hard to do - check out these tips.

  • Blood Test: Factor VIII Activity for Parents


    A factor VIII activity blood test enables doctors to evaluate the functioning of a protein that helps blood to clot.

  • Scars for Kids


    You may be young, but you probably already have a scar or two. But why did you get them? How can you prevent them? Find out in this article written just for kids!