Conditions We Treat

Your Child's Asthma and Ozone

Ozone and air pollution can be a trigger for your child's asthma. As with all triggers, the key is to prevent or minimize exposure as much as possible.

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Your Child's Asthma: Avoiding Triggers

From bed coverings to air purifiers, from pets to secondhand smoke, here are ideas to keep your child's asthma triggers under control.

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Your Child's Asthma: Flare-ups

Learn about asthma flare-ups in your child, including symptoms to recognize.

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Your High-Risk Baby and Expressing Milk

The benefits of breastmilk are even higher for babies who are born high-risk. Read on for helpful information on breast pumps, methods for expressing milk, freezing extra breastmilk, and more.

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Youth Suicide

Suicide is when a teen causes his or her own death on purpose. Before trying to take his or her own life, a teen may have thoughts of wanting to die. Read on to learn how to recognize the warning signs, and how to get your teen help.

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Zika Virus

Zika is a disease caused by the Zika Virus. A person becomes infected by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito or by having unprotected sex with an infected person. Infection during pregnancy has been shown to be linked to birth defects in babies. Symptoms can include fever, rash and joint pain.

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Zoonoses

Zoonoses are infections that people can get from animals. Children with compromised immune systems are at higher risk for these infections. This includes those on chemotherapy or radiation, or who have had bone marrow transplants. Signs of zoonoses may include GI symptoms and flu-like symptoms.

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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.