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Understanding MS in children

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune condition that affects the central nervous system (brain & spinal cord).  The diagnosis is made clinically, meaning that there is no simple test to determine if your child has MS.  Pediatric MS affects girls more than boys.  It is very rare, impacting 1-2 out of every 100,000 children.  In … continue reading

Heart Month: Caring for kids with congenital heart disease

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A visit to any specialist for your child can be scary.  Although most children are pretty healthy, sometimes a parent’s worst fears can come true and they will learn that their child has a complex and chronic disease, such as congenital heart disease.  Congenital heart disease simply means heart disease that your child was born … continue reading

What you need to know about the measles outbreak

Measles

Most people, when planning a trip to “The Happiest Place on Earth,” spend the days and weeks prior to their vacation worrying about what clothes to bring, which stroller to take, what attractions they want to visit, and which restaurants they want to dine in.  Now an additional task will find its way to a … continue reading

Vaccine for tweens helps prevent cancer

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The American Academy of Pediatrics immunizations sub-committee has made increasing the number of teenagers who receive immunizations a top priority for 2015. Their particular focus is on the HPV vaccine, which is an incredible innovation in the prevention of cervical cancer. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has many strains and most are easily cleared by … continue reading

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