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Menstrual Manipulation for Patients With Disabilities

Posted by: Katherine McCracken, MD on Sep 21, 2018


Adolescence can be a period of turbulence and transition for both teens and their parents or caregivers. Teens with disabilities—physical, intellectual, or both—also encounter the challenges of adolescence, particularly when it comes to pubertal development, menstruation and sexuality.

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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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9 Things You Should Know About Sickle Cell Disease

Sep 14, 2018

Sickle cell disease is the most common genetic blood disorder, yet millions of people do not know they have sickle cell trait, because the trait usually does not cause illness. If you and your partner both have sickle cell trait, there is a 25% chance with each pregnancy that your child could be born with sickle cell disease.
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Emotional Support for the Colorectal Patient

Sep 12, 2018

Children with colorectal diagnoses, such as an anorectal malformation, Hirschsprung disease and functional constipation, can experience a wide range of medical, social and emotional challenges. These diagnoses are unique in nature due to invasive treatment plans that can largely impact life at home, school, peer relationships and overall quality of life. Read More

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Your Child Has Talked About Ending Their Life: What's Next?

Sep 10, 2018

Talking to your child about suicide may be the toughest and most uncomfortable conversation you ever have, but it may also be the most important. Listening makes your child more comfortable about sharing thoughts and feelings that are upsetting and deeply personal. Read More

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Take the Hassle Out of Homework: 6 Ways to Help Your Child

Sep 06, 2018

Homework is important and provides countless benefits like improved comprehension, cognition and memory. So, how can you encourage your child to do their homework without a nightly battle? Check out these six tips to take the hassle out of homework. Read More

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Brain Tumors in Children: Common Symptoms and Advances in Treatment

Sep 04, 2018

Brain tumors can occur at any age. Diagnosing a childhood brain tumor early and accurately can save lives and reduce long-term disability.  Read More

Back in the Saddle: Injuries in the Equestrian Athlete

Aug 30, 2018

Whether you are mounted or unmounted, injuries from riding horses can range from mild to life threatening. Serious injuries can occur when a rider is thrown, trampled, kicked, or dragged and any time a rider experiences a serious injury, he or she should seek medical care immediately. Read More

School Adjustment

Tips for Helping Your Child Stay Adjusted to the School Year

Aug 28, 2018

With the school year underway, it can be difficult to keep up the momentum to support your child’s adjustment year round. Here are some tips to help your child stay adjusted to school routines and expectations. Read More

Pets and Children

Pets and Children: Keeping Kids Safe When Animals Are in the Home

Aug 24, 2018

Dogs, cats, and other pets can be wonderful additions to the family. They can be fuzzy friends that provide love and companionship for many years. Unfortunately, even the most loving of pets can bite. Read More