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Posted by: Erica Domrose, RD, LD on Oct 13, 2020

Did you know that most Americans do not meet their recommended fiber intake on a daily basis? Fiber is an essential nutrient found in foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It contributes to our health in a number of ways.

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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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Long-Term Bowel Management: Letting Kids Be Kids!

Feb 18, 2020

Bowel management is an ongoing strategy that includes methods to manipulate stooling patterns in order to empty the colon of stool and keep children from having accidents. Read More

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What Can Kids Eat Before and After Surgery?

Oct 08, 2019

Preparing your child to have surgery can be a stressful time. Having information about what to expect before and after surgery can help alleviate some of this stress. Read More

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Colorectal Patients: Transitioning to Adult Health Care

Jul 29, 2019

A transition of care model to help teens and adults with colorectal diagnoses helps patients receive appropriate care as they move from the pediatric to the adult health care setting. Read More

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Kids and Chronic Illness: From IEPs to Social Settings

Apr 30, 2019

There is no one “right” answer to the question of who and what to share about your child’s medical condition. It is a decision based on each families’ values, priorities and comfort level. Consider these questions as you and your family work through this decision. Read More

Long Term Care of Colorectal Patient

Anorectal Malformation and Long-Term Care: Meeting the Needs of Individual Patients

Feb 18, 2019

The most frequent issues that require long-term care include constipation, incontinence (stool and/or urinary accidents), urologic problems, reproductive health-related care and ongoing psychosocial care. Read More

Hirschprung Disease

Treating Hirschsprung Disease: Meet Doctor Richard Wood

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. Read More

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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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Fecal Incontinence and Bowel Management in Children

May 11, 2018

Fecal incontinence is a tough subject to discuss, however, there are many children around the world who struggle with this on a daily basis.  Read More