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Posted by: Richard Wood, MD on Nov 16, 2018

Hirschsprung disease is a congenital malformation where the nerves and ganglion cells within the colon do not develop properly. This occurs in 1 out of 5,000 live births.

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700 Children’s features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation

What is Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation (OTC)?

Nov 07, 2018

Many medical conditions require treatment that can impact long term fertility and reproductive health. OTC is a procedure that may allow girls and young women the opportunity to have children later in life by removing and freezing ovarian tissue before these treatments start. Read More

Hospice and Palliative Care

Massage Therapy and Music Therapy: Co-Treatment in Home-Based Care

Nov 05, 2018

Hospice and Home-Based Palliative teams help provide support to patients dealing with life-limiting and terminal illnesses. Two therapies proven to be effective in helping this patient population are music therapy and massage therapy Read More


What Parents Need to Know About Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

Nov 02, 2018

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare condition that has received much attention recently. The reports are scary, with most cases involving young healthy children who suffer from muscle weakness or paralysis that can last a long time. Read More

Diabetes Type 1

10 Things You Need to Know about Type 1 Diabetes

Nov 01, 2018

Having a child diagnosed with a life-long condition like diabetes can be very overwhelming, difficult and frustrating, but being informed can help you and your child manage this disease. Here's 10 things you need to know about type 1 diabetes. Read More

Body Positivity

Body Positivity: An Important Message for Girls, AND Boys

Oct 30, 2018

As social media continues to play a major role in our society, talking to your child about body positivity is more important than ever - and it’s not just a topic for girls. Boys struggle with body image too. Read More

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Diagnostic Ultrasound: Evaluating Athletes at a Faster Pace

Oct 25, 2018

While most people think of ultrasound as a device used during pregnancy, it has become a tool used by other medical specialties. In the hands of a skilled operator the ultrasound can be used to diagnose injuries to bone, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and even nerves. For some Sports Medicine physicians this tool has become as valuable as their stethoscope.  Read More

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Container Baby Syndrome: How Equipment Can Hinder a Child's Development

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Products like car seats, walkers, jumpers and floor seats can lead to an issue referred to as Container Baby Syndrome due to the inability to activate important muscles. Read why babies should have time outside of these devices. Read More

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PRICE Treatment for Ankle Sprains and Pains

Oct 19, 2018

As fall sports are in full swing, it is important that you know what to do in the case of an ankle sprain. This injury is one of the most common we see here in the Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy department. Unfortunately, what often begins as a mild injury can quickly become debilitating if it is not managed correctly. Here is what to do if your athlete experiences an acute ankle sprain. Read More