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  • Blood in the Eye (Hyphema)
  • Symptoms of hyphema include blood visible in the eye, usually following some type of trauma. Immediate medical care is necessary.

  • Cuts and Wounds of the External Ear
  • Any wound to the ear cartilage that is more than just a superficial cut or laceration should be seen by a doctor to decide if stitches are needed.

  • Ear Disorders
  • Detailed information on ear disorders in children

  • Eat Well, for Your Children's Sake
  • You can tell your children how to eat well, but experts say it's better to show them. Children must learn from their parents and caregivers to value themselves, eat nutritiously, and get proper exercise and rest.

  • Echocardiography
  • Detailed information on echocardiography, including types and how the procedure is done.

  • Effective Breastfeeding
  • Think there’s only one way to breast-feed? Think again! Moms can position their babies in several positions during feeding time that can be comfortable for both.

  • Effective Sucking
  • It’s important for your baby’s health to be able to effectively remove milk from your breast during nursing. To do this, your baby must learn the proper way to suck. But how do you know if your baby is actually getting the nutrition he/she needs? Here’s a guide to help you.

  • Egg Allergy Diet for Children
  • Parents of children with egg sensitivity may not be aware of the variety of food products that contain eggs. That's why it's important to carefully read food labels.

  • Eisenmenger's Syndrome
  • Eisenmenger’s syndrome primarily affects adolescents and adults with congenital heart defects that were repaired after their first birthday or that were never repaired.

  • Electrocardiogram (ECKG/EKG
  • Detailed information on electrocardiogram, including how the EKG/ECG is performed and what happens after the procedure

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) for Children
  • An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures the electrical activity in the brain. An EEG measures brain waves through small button electrodes that are placed on your child's scalp.

  • Emergency Contact Information
  • In an emergency, it is easy to "forget" even the most well-known information. That's why it is crucial to complete the information in this form for each member of your household.

  • Encephalitis in Children
  • Encephalitis refers to inflammation of the brain. The inflammation causes the brain to swell, which leads to changes in the child's neurological condition, including mental confusion and seizures.

  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • The purpose of endoscopic sinus surgery is to open the passages of the sinuses allowing for proper drainage to the nose.

  • Epiglottitis
  • Detailed information on epiglottitis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Ewing Sarcoma
  • Detailed information on Ewing sarcoma, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Exercise and Adolescents
  • Teens need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on most days for good health and fitness and for healthy weight during growth.

  • Exercise and Children
  • Exercise is an important part of keeping children healthy. Encouraging healthy lifestyles in children and teens is important for when they grow older.

  • Exercise Goals for Kids
  • How much activity should your child get? What kinds of activity are important? Find out here.

  • Eye Care/Avoiding Eye Injuries
  • Children should wear protective eyewear during sports and recreational activities. In the classroom, they should wear eye protection when doing lab experiments.

  • Eye Examinations and Visual Screening
  • At 6 months of age, an infant should have a vision screening during a well-baby visit. In particular, the doctor should check how well the eyes work together.

  • Eye Protection Keeps Kids in the Game
  • The sports that cause the most injuries are basketball, baseball, pool sports and racket sports. But any sport that involves a projectile is considered hazardous to the eyes.

  • Eye Trauma
  • Detailed information on eye trauma in children

  • Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses
  • A child who needs vision correction may wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Either choice comes in a range of options.

  • Eyelid Lacerations
  • Eyelid lacerations are cuts to the eyelid caused by trauma. Your child's doctor will examine the eye closely to make sure no damage has occurred to the eye itself.

  • Foreign Bodies in the Eye
  • The foreign object may be in the conjunctiva—the thin membrane that covers the actual eye—or in the cornea, the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye.

  • Nursemaid's Elbow
  • Nursemaid's elbow occurs when the radius—one of the bones in the forearm—slips out of place from where it normally attaches to the elbow joint.

  • Seizures and Epilepsy in Children
  • A seizure occurs when parts of the brain receive a burst of abnormal electrical signals that temporarily interrupts normal electrical brain function.

  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Detailed information on transesophageal echocardiography, also called TEE or heart scan with endoscopy, including reasons for the procedure, risks of the procedure, what to expect, and discharge instructions

  • Urinary Incontinence in Children
  • Enuresis is the medical term for bedwetting, or accidental urination in children who should be able to control their bladder. Girls usually have bladder control before boys do. The diagnosis of enuresis is for girls older than 5 and for boys older than 6.