Conditions We Treat

Browse Conditions A-Z

Walking Pneumonia in Children

Walking pneumonia is a mild form of pneumonia. Children with walking pneumonia may feel very tired and run down. But they may still be able to do many of their normal daily activities.

Learn More
Warts

There are many types of warts.Learn how to prevent and treat warts.

Learn More
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.

Learn More
Water Safety and Teens

Encourage your adolescent to take swimming, diving, and water safety or rescue classes to give him or her the skills needed to swim and dive safely.

Learn More
Water Safety for Children

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

Learn More
Water Safety—Prevention

If your children are around bodies of water on a regular basis, learn CPR. CPR can save lives, reduce the severity of injury, and improve the chance of survival.

Learn More
WBC Count

Learn More
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.

Learn More
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.

Learn More
What are Chromosomes?

Detailed information on chromosome abnormalities, including how a chromosome is inherited

Learn More
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.

Learn More
What Are Red Blood Cells?

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

Learn More
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.

Learn More
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.

Learn More
What Is Plasma?

White blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets are essential to body function, but plasma also plays a crucial, and mostly unrecognized, job. It carries these blood components throughout the body as the fluid in which they travel.

Learn More
What Is Sports Medicine

Sports medicine healthcare providers have special training to restore function to injured patients so they can get moving again as soon as possible. They are experts on preventing illness and injury in active people.

Learn More
Wheat Allergy Diet for Children

Detailed information on wheat allergy, a type of food allergy, including how to read a label for a wheat-free diet.

Learn More
When a Baby Has Difficulty After Birth

Some babies may have difficulty at birth. These include babies who are born prematurely, have a difficult delivery, or have birth defects.

Learn More
When to Call Your Child's Healthcare Provider

Detailed information on when to call your baby's physician

Learn More
When to Get Emergency Care for Your Child

In general, take your child to an emergency room after an injury anytime you think the problem may need urgent attention.

Learn More
When to Seek Genetic Counseling

Genetic counseling gives you information about health concerns that run in your family.

Learn More
When Your Baby Needs a Test, Procedure, or Surgery

Talk with your baby's healthcare provider about being present as much as possible for the test or procedure. Child development experts say it's best to keep to a minimum the amount of time your child is separated from you at this age.

Learn More
When Your School-Age Child Needs a Test, Procedure, or Surgery

By age 7 or 8, school-age children are starting to develop coping skills as they think more logically and begin to understand cause and effect - if this happens, then that may happen. This way of thinking helps them find ways to cope with scary or stressful experiences.

Learn More
When Your Teen Needs a Test, Procedure, or Surgery

During the adolescent years, abstract thinking begins and teens can fully understand how parts of the body function, the medical problem he or she is experiencing, and the reason for the test, procedure, or surgery.

Learn More
When Your Toddler or Preschooler Needs a Test, Procedure, or Surgery

Your toddler or preschooler is able to grasp on some level what is going on if you keep explanations simple and short.

Learn More
White Cell Disorders

Learn More
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) in Children

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a contagious illness. It causes intense fits (paroxysms) of coughing. It mainly affects babies and young children.

Learn More
Why Children Bite

A young child may bite out of frustration or when under stress. Biting may also be an attempt to gain power - or just a way of exploring the world.

Learn More
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.

Learn More
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.

Learn More
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.

Learn More
Workouts to Help Prevent Sports Injuries

It may not always be possible to avoid injury when playing sports, especially physical contact sports, but participants can help protect themselves. Properly preparing before and after a game or practice session by warming up muscles and then stretching can help.

Learn More
Wrist and Hand Sprains

A sprain of the wrist or hand is a stretching or tearing of the ligaments which connect the bones together and provide stability.

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.