Conditions We Treat

Why Parents Shouldn’t Use Food as Reward or Punishment

Giving sweets, chips, or soda as a reward often leads to children’s overeating foods that are high in sugar, fat, and empty calories. Worse, it interferes with kids’ natural ability to regulate their eating, and it encourages them to eat when they’re not hungry to reward themselves.

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Wilms Tumor

Wilms tumor is a cancerous tumor that starts in the cells of the kidney. It’s the most common type of kidney cancer in children.

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Wilms' Tumor

The kidneys are organs that filter waste products from the blood and create urine. Wilms' tumor (nephroblastoma) is a cancerous tumor of the kidney. It is thought to be caused by abnormal genes. The tumor may occur at any age, but it is most common in children 1 to 5 years of age.

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Workouts to Help Prevent Sports Injuries

It may not always be possible to avoid injury when playing sports, especially physical contact sports. But there are things kids can do to protect themselves. Preparing before and after a game or practice session by warming up muscles and then stretching can help.

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Wrist and Hand Sprains

A sprain of the wrist and hand is a stretching or tearing of the ligaments which connect the bones together and provide stability. A wrist/hand sprain may occur from a direct blow to the area, falling on an outstretched hand, or an abrupt twist or hyperextension.

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X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia in Children

X-linked agammaglobulinemia is a rare genetic disease that causes a weakened immune system. It mainly affects boys.

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X-linked Dominant: Incontinentia Pigmenti

Detailed information on x-linked dominant inheritance

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X-linked Recessive: Red-Green Color Blindness, Hemophilia A

Detailed information on x-linked recessive inheritance

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Your Baby and Breastfeeding

Think there's only one way to breastfeed? You can position your baby in several ways during feeding time that can be comfortable for both of you.

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Your Child's Allergies: Dust Mites

Detailed information on dust mite allergens.

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Your Child's Asthma

How asthma will affect a child throughout their lifetime varies, depending on the child.

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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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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.