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  • Kawasaki Disease
  • 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.

  • 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
  • Detailed information on kyphosis, including cause, symptom, diagnosis, and treatment.

  • Medical Genetics: Chromosome Studies
  • When a chromosome is abnormal, it can cause health problems in the body. Tests called studies can look at chromosomes to see what type of problem a person has.

  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Detailed information on the different types of polycystic kidney disease, including autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, and acquired cystic kidney disease

  • 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.