Conditions We Treat

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.

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Watching for Internal Sports Injury in a Child

Internal abdominal injuries from blunt trauma are serious injuries that occur when the body hits or collides with a large object. These types of injuries are most common in contact sports like football, ice hockey, soccer, and lacrosse.

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Water Safety and Teens

Teens are more likely to know how to swim. But they are still at risk for drowning. Read on for important tips to help protect your teen from drowning.

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Water Safety for Children

Preventive steps parents can take to protect their children from drowning.

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Water Safety—Prevention

A detailed look at water safety and drowning prevention tips for kids of all ages.

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WBC Count

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Weight Management and Adolescents

For overweight children 7 and older, the initial goal is to keep them from gaining more weight. Changes in eating habits and exercise are gradually introduced to trim pounds.

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West Nile Fever in Children

West Nile fever is an illness caused by a virus. The virus is spread by mosquito bites. It often causes mild, flu-like symptoms.

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What Are Platelets?

If one of your blood vessels gets damaged, it sends out signals that are picked up by platelets. The platelets then rush to the site of damage and form a plug, or clot, to repair the damage.

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What Are Red Blood Cells?

Red blood cells play an important role in your health by carrying fresh oxygen all over the body.

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What Are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are special human cells that have the ability to develop into many different cell types, from muscle cells to brain cells. In some cases, they also have the ability to repair damaged tissues.

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What Are White Blood Cells?

Think of white blood cells as your immunity cells. In a sense, they are continually at war. They flow through your bloodstream to battle viruses, bacteria, and other foreign invaders that threaten your health.

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Helping Hands Patient Education Materials

Written and illustrated by medical, nursing and allied health professionals at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Helping Hand instructions are intended as a supplement to verbal instructions provided by a medical professional. The information is periodically reviewed and revised to reflect our current practice. However, Nationwide Children's Hospital is not responsible for any consequences resulting from the use or misuse of the information in the Helping Hands.