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  • Apnea of Prematurity
  • It’s a cliché that many new parents need to reassure themselves that the baby is still breathing. But what if your baby really is having breathing problems? A breathing condition called apnea of prematurity affects some babies, especially if they’re born early. But you can learn what symptoms to look for.

  • Dialysis
  • Detailed information on dialysis, including peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis

  • Rabies in Children
  • Rabies occurs mainly in skunks, raccoons, foxes, coyotes, and bats. In some areas, these wild animals infect domestic cats, dogs, and livestock.

  • Rating Thirst-Quenching Sports Drinks
  • Most sports drinks consist of water, carbohydrates in the form of sugar and small amounts of electrolytes, which are minerals such as sodium and potassium that encourage quick replenishment of fluids lost during exercise.

  • Reading to Kids Helps Their Development
  • Research shows that reading regularly to young children, especially those between ages 6 months and 5 years, is central to their overall growth and development.

  • Relationship Development
  • Adolescent attention often shifts to a more intense focus on social interactions and friendships expanding from same sex friends to same sex groups of friends to heterosexual groups of friends.

  • Renal Failure
  • Detailed information on renal failure, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and diet

  • Retinoblastoma
  • Detailed information on retinoblastoma, including causes, stages, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • A premature baby comes with many special concerns, and eye health is an important one. Some premature babies develop retinopathy of prematurity, or abnormal blood vessel development in the retina of the eye. Learn about this complication and find out why screenings are so important.

  • Reye Syndrome
  • Reye syndrome is a rare condition that can affect children between ages 4 and 12. The more common cases occur in conjunction with a previous viral infection, such as the flu or chicken pox.

  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Detailed information on rhabdomyosarcoma, including causes, stages, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Detailed information on rheumatic fever, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Risk Factors
  • Detailed information on identifying potential risks of a pregnancy as an important part of preconception care

  • Road Rules: Teaching Your Teen to Be a Good Driver
  • Teen drivers have the highest accident and fatality rates of any age group. If you're the parent of a young driver, you can help protect your child by learning about the problem and taking steps to decrease your child's risk of dying in a car crash.

  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Children
  • This infection is caused by a tick bite. Common symptoms are fever and a non-itchy rash that usually starts on the hands, arms, feet, and legs seven to 10 days after the bite.

  • Roseola
  • Detailed information on roseola, including cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Rotavirus Infections
  • Detailed information on rotavirus, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

  • Rubeola (Measles)
  • Detailed information on measles, including symptoms, complications, prevention, and treatment

  • Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn
  • Transient tachypnea of the newborn is a term for a mild respiratory problem of babies that begins after birth and lasts about three days.