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  • Ultrafast/Electron Beam CT Scan
  • Detailed information on ultrafast computed tomography (CT) scan, including reasons for the procedure, risks of the procedure, what to expect, and discharge instructions

  • Umbilical Cord Care
  • In a few weeks, your baby will have the cutest little belly button. But right now the healing remains of his umbilical cord need special care. Here’s how to make sure it stays infection-free.

  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders, which include autistic disorder, affect children in different ways. Some children have mild symptoms, others have severe limitations.

  • Understanding Eating Disorders
  • At least 8 million people in the U.S. are living with an eating disorder. The overwhelming majority – about 90 percent – are female.

  • Understanding Prescription Drug Abuse
  • Although it’s dangerous to take a prescription medication without a prescription, abusing such medications is the fastest growing type of drug abuse in the United States, outpacing marijuana abuse by a factor of two, according to some studies.

  • Understanding Teenage Depression
  • The medical community once thought depression affected only adults. The risk for the condition begins in the early teens, however, and increases steadily through the mid-20s.

  • Understanding the Teen Brain
  • Parents need to realize the rational part of a teen’s brain isn’t fully developed and won’t be until he or she is 25 years old or so.

  • Understanding Tonsillitis
  • If your child often has a sore throat, you may wonder whether he or she has tonsillitis, or inflamed tonsils.

  • Upper Respiratory Disorders
  • Detailed information on the most common types of upper respiratory infections, including common cold, influenza, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and sinusitis