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Posted by: Katherine Deans, MD , Peter Minneci, MD on Sep 10, 2020

Typically, when most parents hear the word appendicitis, they also hear the word surgery. But what if there was another treatment option that didn’t require surgery?

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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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What Parents Need to Know About Adenovirus

Jan 23, 2018

Adenovirus infections peak in winter and spring; but unlike the flu, they remain common throughout the year. These viruses cause about 10 percent of all childhood fevers, and nearly every child has had at least one adenovirus infection by 10 years of age. Read More

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Cystic Fibrosis: Diagnosis, Treatment and a Team Approach

Nov 07, 2017

When most people hear “cystic fibrosis” (CF) they think of a lung disease, if they know what CF is at all. While CF is a pulmonary disease, it also impacts other systems of the body. In fact, CF was discovered as a disease involving the gastrointestinal (GI) system. Read More

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Helping Your Child With Lupus: From Team Care to Sun Smarts

Sep 28, 2017

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a challenging disease given the unpredictability of flares, the potential for involving any organ system in the body, the side effects of some of the medications used for treatment and the stress of living with a potentially life-threatening disease. Read More

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Lupus and Kids: Understanding Child Onset Disease

Sep 26, 2017

There are different types of lupus: skin only, systemic (affecting multiple organs), drug induced. Read More

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Chronic Pain Management in Children: What Parents Need to Know

Sep 19, 2017

Dealing with chronic pain can be a struggle not only for the person experiencing it firsthand, but also for their family and caregivers. It is particularly difficult watching a child in pain. Read More

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3 Things You Need to Know About West Nile Virus

Aug 08, 2017

For many children, summer means two things: bed time is extended and friends come over to play all day. Unfortunately, your child’s playtime invitation may extend to one particular uninvited guest - the mosquito. Read More

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22q Deletion Syndrome: Why Team Care is the Best Care

Jul 20, 2017

Children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q) and related disorders, such as 22q11.2 duplication syndrome, have unique medical, developmental, and behavioral health needs that must be addressed by a variety of specialists beyond the traditional medical care model. Read More

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Toxic Stress: How the Body's Response Can Harm a Child's Development

Jul 13, 2017

Toxic stress that children suffer not only shapes their emotional lives as adults, but also affects their physical health and longevity. Read More