Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells. Cancer cells quickly reproduce event without enough space and nutrients. They also grow despite signals sent from the body to stop reproduction. Cancer cells are often shaped differently from healthy cells. They do not work well and can spread to many parts of the body.Learn More
Cardiomyopathy is disease of the heart muscle that reduces the heart's ability to pump blood effectively. Different kinds of cardiomyopathy cause the heart muscle to enlarge, thicken, or become stiff.Learn More
Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Cerebral Palsy is an injury or abnormality of the developing brain that affects movement. This means that something happened to the brain or the brain did not develop normally.Learn More
Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. The usual symptoms are an itchy skin rash that looks like little blisters filled with fluid, less energy than usual, poor appetite and mild fever. Chickenpox is spread through the air or by coming in contact with an infected person.Learn More
Anyone who has sex has a chance of getting chlamydia. Those who have had more than one partner are at greater risk. Most people who have Chlamydia have no symptoms and do not realize they have the infection.Learn More
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.