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

  • Fillings
  • Teeth that have tooth decay must be repaired. Advances in dental materials and techniques provide new, effective ways to restore teeth.

  • 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.

  • Raising Kids with Self-Esteem
  • Research shows that adolescents who grow up with high self-esteem are far less likely to abuse drugs or drink, compared with children who grow up without much sense of self-worth.

  • 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 in Children
  • Retinoblastoma is a rare cancer of the retina of the eye. The retina is in the back of the eye. It’s the part of the eye that receives light. Retinoblastoma is the most common tumor affecting the eye in children. It almost always occurs in children less than 5 years old.

  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Retinopathy of prematurity is an eye problem that happens to premature babies. The retina lines the back of the eye. It receives light as it comes through the pupil. From there, the optic nerve sends signals to the brain. Retinopathy of prematurity is a problem of the blood vessels of the retina.

  • 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 in Children
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma is a type of cancer. It starts in cells that grow into skeletal muscle cells. The cells are called rhabdomyoblasts. Skeletal muscles control all of a person’s voluntary muscle movements. The cancer is most common in children under age 10, but it is rare. It can form anywhere in the body.

  • Ringworm in Children
  • Ringworm is a type of skin infection cause by a fungus. It looks like a red skin rash that forms a ring around normal-looking skin. Ringworm can be of several types.

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

  • 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