Kidney Diseases in Childhood for Parents
The kidneys play a critical role in health. When something goes wrong, it could indicate a kidney disease. What are kidney diseases, and how can they be treated?
Basic Blood Chemistry Tests for Parents
Doctors order basic blood chemistry tests to assess a wide range of conditions and the function of organs.
Blood in the Urine (Hematuria) for Parents
If your child has blood in the urine, don't panic. Most of the time it's not serious. Find out what causes it and what to do about it.
Tuberous Sclerosis for Parents
Tuberous sclerosis is a condition that causes the growth of benign tumors. Symptoms can range from mild to severe.
Dialysis for Teens
Dialysis is a medical treatment that can take over the job of filtering the blood until a person's failing kidneys heal or are replaced with a kidney transplant. Find out more in this article for teens.
Wilms Tumor for Parents
Wilms tumor is a cancer of the kidneys that usually affects newborns and the very young. Fortunately, most kids with Wilms tumor survive and go on to live normal, healthy lives.
Blood Test: Magnesium for Parents
Doctors do this test to assess blood levels of magnesium, which helps the muscles and nerves function, the heart maintain normal rhythm, the bones stay strong, and the body process energy and make proteins.
Blood Test: Phosphorus for Parents
Doctors may order a phosphorus blood test to help diagnose or monitor kidney disorders, calcium and bone problems, or other conditions.
Bladder, Kidneys & Urinary Tract for Kids
Check out this subsection for all the information you need on the bladder, kidneys, and urinary tract.
Dialysis for Parents
Dialysis is a medical treatment that can take over the job of cleaning the blood when the kidneys can't.