Conditions We Treat

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Rabies in Children

Rabies is a viral infection that attacks the nervous system. Once symptoms develop, it is often fatal. But a rabies vaccine, or a series of vaccines, given soon after contact with an animal infected with rabies can prevent the illness.

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Radiation Exposure from X-rays in Children

X-rays are a kind of imaging test that provides your healthcare provider with information about structures inside the body. These tests expose children to low doses of radiation.

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Rashes Caused by Viruses

Detailed information on viral exanthems (rashes)

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RBC Count

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Recognizing Internal Injuries in Young Athletes

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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Recognizing Urologic or Gynecologic Problems

Vaginal bleeding and discharge are a normal part of a teen girl's menstrual cycle. If your daughter notices anything different or unusual, talk with your teen's healthcare provider.

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Recovery Room/Post-Anesthesia Care Unit

Once surgery has been completed, your child will be brought to the recovery room, also called the post-anesthesia care unit.

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Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP)

RRP is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which is a highly prevalent virus.

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Red Cell Disorders

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Refractive Errors in Children

The most common refractive errors in children are nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

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Relationship Development

Adolescent attention often shifts to a more intense focus on social interactions and friendships expanding from same sex friends to same sex groups of friends to heterosexual groups of friends.

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Renal Failure

Detailed information on renal failure, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and diet

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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.