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  • Congenital Muscular Torticollis
  • Congenital torticollis means that a baby is born with an odd position of the neck. The odd position is because of a tight, short neck muscle. It affects the right side more often than the left side. It may range from mild to severe. The condition is sometimes called wryneck.

  • Home Wound Care
  • Your child may come home with unhealed areas that still require dressing changes. You will be instructed on how to change dressings before you leave the hospital.

  • Newborn Warning Signs
  • Most newborns adjust well to the outside world. But it's helpful to know about these warning signs that could indicate a possible problem.

  • Strabismus
  • Strabismus is a misalignment of the eyes. The eyes (one or both) may turn inward, outward, up, or down. This condition is also called wandering eye or crossed eyes.

  • Warmth and Temperature Regulation
  • 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.

  • Warts in Children
  • Warts on the skin are harmless growths. They are caused by a virus. Warts can spread to other parts of the body and to other people.

  • Watch That Backpack Load
  • Most children rely on backpacks to carry books and supplies to and from school and activities. But a backpack that’s too heavy or doesn’t fit right can cause harm.

  • Water Safety and Teens
  • Encourage your adolescent to take swimming, diving, and water safety or rescue classes to give him or her the skills needed to swim and dive safely.

  • Water Safety—Prevention
  • If your children are around bodies of water on a regular basis, learn CPR. CPR can save lives, reduce the severity of injury, and improve the chance of survival.

  • West Nile Fever in Children
  • West Nile fever is an illness caused by a virus. The virus is spread by mosquito bites. It usually causes mild, flu-like symptoms.

  • What are Chromosomes?
  • Detailed information on chromosome abnormalities, including how a chromosome is inherited

  • What You Can Do to Prevent Child Abuse
  • Child abuse can happen in any family and in any neighborhood. Studies have shown that child abuse crosses all boundaries of income, race, ethnic heritage and religious faith.

  • What You Need to Know About Heroin
  • Until recently, heroin was not considered a problem among children of middle-class parents. But lately, it has been showing up in new places.