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  • Kawasaki Disease in Children
  • Kawasaki disease causes inflamed blood vessels. It can weaken the walls of blood vessels, including¬†the arteries of the heart. Kawasaki mostly affects infants and young children. It is uncommon in the U.S.

  • Keep Kids Safe During Yard Work
  • Power tools make yard work easier, from mowing the lawn to trimming the bushes. These tools, however, also pose a threat to children if precautions aren't taken.

  • Keeping Your Baby Warm
  • Premature and low birthweight babies may be too immature to regulate their own temperature, even in a warm environment. Even full-term and healthy newborns may not be able to maintain their body temperature if the environment is too cold.

  • Keratitis in Children
  • Keratitis is an inflammation or infection of the cornea of the eye. The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye.

  • Kyphosis in Children
  • Kyphosis is a deformity of the backbone (spine). It's when the bones of the spine (vertebrae) in the upper back curve outward more than they should.

  • Weight Room No Longer Off-Limits to Kids
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Sports Medicine now say that strength training is fine for kids, as long as they are supervised and don't try to lift too much weight.