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Doctors & Hospitals

Caring for a Seriously or Chronically Ill Child

Balancing Academics and Serious Illness
Birth Defects
Camps for Kids With Special Needs
Caring for a Seriously Ill Child
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Common Diagnoses in the NICU
Cystic Fibrosis and Nutrition
Electronic Health Records
End-of-Life Care for Children With Terminal Illness
Financial Management During Crisis
Giving Teens a Voice in Health Care Decisions
If Your Child Has a Heart Defect
Is a Clinical Trial Right for Your Child?
Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School?
Managing Home Health Care
Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome
Neurocutaneous Syndromes
Occupational Therapy
Palliative Care
Physical Therapy
Radiation Therapy
Sending Your Child With Special Needs to Camp
Speech-Language Therapy
Spina Bifida
Taking Care of You: Support for Caregivers
When Your Baby Has a Birth Defect
When Your Baby's in the NICU
When Your Child's in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit


Sports Physicals
When Your Child Outgrows Pediatric Care
Your Child's Checkup: 12 Months (1 Year)
Your Child's Checkup: 15 Months
Your Child's Checkup: 18 Months ( 1-1/2 Years)
Your Child's Checkup: 2 Months
Your Child's Checkup: 2 to 4 Weeks
Your Child's Checkup: 2 Years
Your Child's Checkup: 3 Years
Your Child's Checkup: 4 Months
Your Child's Checkup: 4 Years
Your Child's Checkup: 5 Years
Your Child's Checkup: 6 Months
Your Child's Checkup: 9 Months
Your Child's Checkups
Your Child's First Checkup: The Hospital

Doctor & Hospital Visits

Balancing Academics and Serious Illness
Birthing Centers and Hospital Maternity Services
Electronic Health Records
Finding a Doctor for Your New Baby
Finding Your Way in the Health Care System
Going to the Emergency Room
How to Find Affordable Health Care
How to Talk to Your Child's Doctor
Is it a Medical Emergency?
Making Sense of Medical News
Medical Care and Your 13- to 18-Year-Old
Medical Care and Your 2- to 3-Year-Old
Medical Care and Your 4- to 5-Year-Old
Medical Care and Your 6- to 12-Year-Old
Preparing Your Child for Visits to the Doctor
Radiation Therapy
What's a Nurse Practitioner?
What's an Osteopath?
When Your Child Outgrows Pediatric Care
When Your Child's in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Who's Who in the Hospital

Medical Procedures

Blood Transfusions
Gastrostomy Tube (G-Tube)
Retinopathy of Prematurity
When Your Child Needs a Cast

Medical Tests & Exams

A Directory of Medical Tests
All About Genetics
Aspiration and Biopsy: Bone Marrow
Basic Blood Chemistry Tests
Blood Culture
Blood Test: 17-Hydroxyprogesterone
Blood Test: Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT, or SGPT)
Blood Test: Allergen-Specific Immunoglobulin E (IgE)
Blood Test: Amylase
Blood Test: Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST, or SGOT)
Blood Test: Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)
Blood Test: Bilirubin
Blood Test: C-Peptide
Blood Test: C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
Blood Test: Complete Blood Count
Blood Test: Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
Blood Test: Dehydroepiandrosterone-Sulfate (DHEA-S)
Blood Test: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
Blood Test: Estradiol
Blood Test: Factor VIII Activity
Blood Test: Ferritin (Iron)
Blood Test: Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
Blood Test: Gamma-Glutamyl Transpeptidase (GGT)
Blood Test: Gliadin Antibodies
Blood Test: Glucose
Blood Test: Hemoglobin
Blood Test: Hemoglobin A1c
Blood Test: Hemoglobin Electrophoresis
Blood Test: Hepatic (Liver) Function Panel
Blood Test: IGF Binding Protein-3 (IGFBP-3)
Blood Test: Immunoglobulin A (IgA)
Blood Test: Immunoglobulin E (IgE)
Blood Test: Immunoglobulins (IgA, IgG, IgM)
Blood Test: Insulin
Blood Test: Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)
Blood Test: Lead
Blood Test: Lipase
Blood Test: Lipid Panel
Blood Test: Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
Blood Test: Magnesium
Blood Test: Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT)
Blood Test: Phosphorus
Blood Test: Prolactin
Blood Test: Prothrombin Time (PT)
Blood Test: Reticulocyte Count
Blood Test: Somatomedin C (IGF-1)
Blood Test: T3 Resin Uptake (T3RU)
Blood Test: T3 Total (Triiodothyronine)
Blood Test: T4 (Thyroxine)
Blood Test: Testosterone
Blood Test: Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TgAb)
Blood Test: Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies
Blood Test: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Blood Test: Tissue Transglutaminase IgA, IgG
Blood Test: Uric Acid
Blood Test: Valproic Acid
Blood Test: von Willebrand Factor (vWF) Activity - Ristocetin Cofactor
Blood Test: von Willebrand Factor (vWF) Antigen
CAT Scan: Abdomen
CAT Scan: Chest
CAT Scan: Head
CAT Scan: Neck
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Chloride Sweat Test
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Respiratory Screen: Sputum
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
EKG (Electrocardiography)
EMG (Electromyography)
Gene Therapy and Children
Genetic Counseling
Genetic Testing
Hearing Evaluation in Children
Joint Aspiration (Arthrocentesis)
Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Brain
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Cervical Spine
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Lumbar Spine
Newborn Screening Tests
Prenatal Tests
Spirometry: Pre and Post Beta-Agonist
Stool Test: Bacteria Culture
Stool Test: C. Difficile Toxin
Stool Test: Fecal Blood
Stool Test: Giardia Antigen
Stool Test: H. Pylori Antigen
Stool Test: Ova and Parasites (O&P)
Stool Tests
Strep Test: Rapid
Strep Test: Throat Culture
Ultrasound: Abdomen
Ultrasound: Bladder
Ultrasound: Head
Ultrasound: Infant Hip
Ultrasound: Pelvis
Ultrasound: Renal (Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder)
Ultrasound: Scrotum
Urine Test: 24-Hour Analysis for Kidney Stones
Urine Test: Automated Dipstick Urinalysis
Urine Test: Calcium
Urine Test: Creatinine
Urine Test: Dipstick
Urine Test: Microalbumin-to-Creatinine Ratio
Urine Test: Microscopic Urinalysis
Urine Test: Protein
Urine Test: Routine Culture
Urine Tests
What Is Informed Consent?
What Is the Multiple Marker Test?
Wound Drainage Culture
X-Ray Exam: Abdomen
X-Ray Exam: Ankle
X-Ray Exam: Bone Age Study
X-Ray Exam: Cervical Spine
X-Ray Exam: Chest
X-Ray Exam: Elbow
X-Ray Exam: Femur (Upper Leg)
X-Ray Exam: Finger
X-Ray Exam: Foot
X-Ray Exam: Forearm
X-Ray Exam: Hand
X-Ray Exam: Hip
X-Ray Exam: Humerus (Upper Arm)
X-Ray Exam: Knee
X-Ray Exam: Leg Length
X-Ray Exam: Lower Leg (Tibia and Fibula)
X-Ray Exam: Neck
X-Ray Exam: Pelvis
X-Ray Exam: Scoliosis
X-Ray Exam: Upper Gastrointestinal Tract (Upper GI)
X-Ray Exam: Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG)
X-Ray Exam: Wrist
Your Child's Vision
Your Daughter's First Gynecological Exam


Alternative Medicine and Your Child
Frequently Asked Questions About Immunizations
Medications: Using Them Safely
Reye Syndrome
Talking to the Pharmacist

Resources for Parents

Anesthesia - What to Expect
Anesthesia Basics
Electronic Health Records
How to Find Affordable Health Care
Preparing Your Child for Anesthesia
Taking Care of You: Support for Caregivers
Types of Anesthesia
U.S. Poison Control Centers
When Your Child's in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Surgical Conditions

Cleft Lip and Palate
Cochlear Implants
Could That Lump Be a Hernia?
Enlarged Adenoids
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Middle Ear Infections and Ear Tube Surgery
Stem Cell Transplants
Tear-Duct Obstruction and Surgery
Tonsils and Tonsillectomies
What Is "Minimally Invasive" Surgery?
What Is Informed Consent?
When Your Child Needs a Heart Transplant

When Your Child Has Surgery

Anesthesia - What to Expect
Anesthesia Basics
Blood Transfusions
Gastrostomy Tube (G-Tube)
Preparing Your Child for Anesthesia
Preparing Your Child for Surgery
Retinopathy of Prematurity
Types of Anesthesia
What Is "Minimally Invasive" Surgery?
What Is Elective Surgery?
What Is Informed Consent?
When Your Child Needs a Heart Transplant
When Your Child's in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit