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  • Stories 2010
    Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care About Us Patient Stories Stories 2010 Patient Stories Stories 2010 About Us Who We Are Newsroom Patient Stories A Boy Full of Heart Sweet Success A Rare Find Amazing Alesha Surviving the Ride Stories 2013 Stories 2012 Stories 2011 Stories 2010 Stories

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  • Stories 2009
    858 576 1700 Programs Services Community Programs Child Maltreatment Programs International Services Support Groups Services Search All Find a Doctor Patients Visitors Your Child s Hospital Stay Pay Your Bill Financial Assistance Medical Records Health Information Exchanges MyChart About Us Who We Are Newsroom Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care About Us Patient Stories Stories 2009 Patient Stories Stories 2009 About Us Who We Are Newsroom Patient Stories A Boy Full of Heart Sweet Success A Rare Find Amazing Alesha Surviving the Ride Stories 2013 Stories 2012 Stories 2011 Stories 2010 Stories 2009 Stories 2008 Research Get Involved Events Publications Stories 2009 Alexa Autism Program Changes Toddler s Life Carissa Toddler Learns to Hear and Talk Again Dylan Trauma Team When Every Second Counts Jose Making Strides Against All Odds Kassidy A Will to Win Max The Heart of the Matter Raeann The Spice of Life Rheena A Remarkable Recovery Troy A Second Chance at Life Rady Children s Hospital San Diego 3020 Children s Way San Diego CA

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  • Stories 2008
    Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care About Us Patient Stories Stories 2008 Patient Stories Stories 2008 About Us Who We Are Newsroom Patient Stories A Boy Full of Heart Sweet Success A Rare Find Amazing Alesha Surviving the Ride Stories 2013 Stories 2012 Stories 2011 Stories 2010 Stories 2009 Stories 2008 Research Get Involved

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  • Parents
    Patients Visitors Your Child s Hospital Stay Pay Your Bill Financial Assistance Medical Records Health Information Exchanges MyChart About Us Who We Are Newsroom Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Health Safety Health Library Parents Health Library Parents Parents A to Z Conditions A to Z Symptoms Allergies Asthma Center Cancer Center Diabetes Center Diseases Conditions Doctors Hospitals Emotions Behavior First Aid Safety Flu Center Food Allergies General Health Growth Development Infections Nutrition Fitness Center Para padres Play Learn Center Pregnancy Baby Pregnancy Newborn Center Q A Recipes School Family Life Special Needs Sports Medicine Center Summer Safety Videos Website General Information Parents You want to do everything you can to keep your child healthy and safe and know how to care for your child when he is sick or injured From medical conditions and first aid safety to nutrition fitness and easy to make recipes here you ll get the information you need to be the best parent you can be Click on the links on the left

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  • Kids
    Bill Financial Assistance Medical Records Health Information Exchanges MyChart About Us Who We Are Newsroom Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Health Safety Health Library Kids Health Library Kids Kids Asthma Center Cancer Center Diabetes Center Eat Like a Pro Feelings Flu Center Health Problems Health Problems of Grown Ups Homework Help How the Body Works Illnesses Injuries Kids Medical Dictionary Lic General Miscellaneous Movies More Nutrition Fitness Center Para niños People Places Things That Help Personal Questions Puberty Growing Up Q A Recipes Cooking Relax Unwind Center Stay Safe Center Staying Healthy Staying Safe The Heart Videos When Can I Kids Being a kid is fun but sometimes you may need a little help What should you do when you feel sick or get hurt And how should you handle feelings like sadness and fear You can get those answers right here plus a whole lot more about your health body and emotions And to help you to succeed in school we ve provided a section on homework

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  • Teens
    International Services Support Groups Services Search All Find a Doctor Patients Visitors Your Child s Hospital Stay Pay Your Bill Financial Assistance Medical Records Health Information Exchanges MyChart About Us Who We Are Newsroom Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Health Safety Health Library Teens Health Library Teens Teens Asthma Center Babysitting Center Body Cancer Center Diabetes Center Diseases Conditions Drugs Alcohol Flu Center Food Fitness Fun With Kids Homework Help Infections Lic General Managing Your Medical Care Managing Your Weight Mind Miscellaneous Nutrition Fitness Center Para adolescentes Personal Stories Q A Recipes School Jobs Sexual Health Sports Center Staying Safe Stress Coping Center Tools Videos Teens Relationships school your family your well being it s not easy being a teen From staying fit and taking care of your body to coping with your emotions and managing stress this section of our health library can help you navigate through it all Click on the links on the left or search the health library below Search Rady Children s Hospital

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  • Health Library Sections Diseases & Conditions
    prenatal appointments and tests and follow doctors recommendations Ears Hearing is their main job but it s not all your ears do Find out all about them in this body basics article for teens Infant Torticollis Babies with this condition have trouble turning their heads due to muscle tightness Simple stretching exercises can help make the problem go away What s a Halo Much like a fiberglass cast holds a broken arm or leg in place a halo with vest holds a child s head and neck in place after a spinal injury so that spinal bones can heal Pancreatitis Pancreatitis is sometimes mistaken for a stomach virus because symptoms can include fever vomiting and abdominal pain Symptoms usually get better on their own but sometimes treatment is needed Can Kids Get Allergies All Year Find out what the experts have to say Is There a Connection Between Vaccines and Autism Find out what the experts have to say Poison Ivy About 60 to 80 of all people get a reaction to poison ivy Check out this article for tips on what to do and how to avoid poison ivy Raising a Child With Autism Paige and Iain s Story When their son was diagnosed with autism at age 3 Paige and Iain were devastated Since then Lochlan has gotten the treatment and services he needs and is learning about the world around him Read their story Panner s Disease Panner s disease is a rare but painful bone condition linked to overuse of the elbow Even though recovery can be slow the condition usually doesn t cause any long term problems Sever s Disease Sever s disease a common heel injury in kids is due to inflammation swelling of the growth plate in the heel While painful it s only temporary and has no long term effects Metabolic Syndrome Metabolic syndrome is a group of health problems that put kids at risk for heart disease and diabetes With lifestyle changes however many kids are able to improve their health and reduce their risk of disease Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis SCFE Slipped capital femoral epiphysis SCFE refers to a shift at the upper part of the thighbone or femur that results in a weakened hip joint Fortunately when caught early most cases of SCFE can be treated successfully What Is Pompe Disease Find out what the experts have to say Jumper s Knee Patellar Tendonitis Jumper s knee is an inflammation or injury of the patellar tendon Although it can seem minor it s actually a serious condition that can get worse over time and ultimately require surgery if not treated Osteomyelitis Osteomyelitis is a bone infection caused by germs entering the body s tissues through an open wound The easiest way to prevent it is to practice good hygiene Strokes This brain attack happens when blood flow to the brain stops even for a brief second Signs and symptoms of strokes in kids are similar to those in adults Growth Plate Injuries Injuries to growth plates which produce new bone tissue and determine the final length and shape of bones in adulthood must be treated so that bones heal properly Balance Disorders Most kids stumble and fall from time to time but a child who continually loses his or her balance might have a balance disorder Blount Disease Blount disease is a growth disorder that causes the bones of the lower leg to curve outward making someone appear bowlegged Liver Tumors Treatment for these abnormal growths which can be cancerous or noncancerous may involve surgery chemotherapy and or radiation Germ Cell Tumors Germ cell tumors which can be cancerous or noncancerous occur when cells in a developing fetus develop abnormally Side Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation Side effects of cancer treatment can include fatigue or flu like symptoms hair loss and blood clotting problems After treatment ends most side effects gradually go away Brain and Nervous System Cancers These cancers are the second most common type of cancer in children When discovered early they are usually treatable When Your Child Needs a Cast Casts keep bones in place while they heal Depending on the severity of the injury a cast can be worn for a few weeks to a few months Knee Injuries Knee injuries are common among young athletes Learn about causes treatments and prevention Medial Collateral Ligament MCL Injuries MCL injuries which are common in active and athletic kids happen when excessive pressure is put on the knee joint resulting in a torn ligament Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACL Injuries ACL injuries which are common in active and athletic kids happen when excessive pressure is put on the knee joint resulting in a torn ligament Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia ALL ALL is the most common type of leukemia affecting nearly 75 of kids who have this cancer of the blood cells With treatment most recover Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia JMML Learn about this type of blood cancer that usually affects kids under 2 years old Stem Cell Transplants Stem cells help rebuild a weakened immune system Stem cell transplants are effective treatments for a wide range of diseases including cancer Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia CML While this type of blood cancer is more common in adults it affects children too Thanks to advances in therapy most kids with CML can be cured Acute Myeloid Leukemia AML Among kids with leukemia 20 have this form of the blood cancer With treatment most recover Rhabdomyosarcoma RMS Rhabdomyosarcoma is a cancerous tumor that shows up in the body s soft tissues With early diagnosis and timely treatment most kids make a full recovery Henoch Schönlein Purpura HSP Most kids who develop this inflammation of the blood vessels marked by a raised red and purple rash make a full recovery and have no long term problems When Your Child Needs a Heart Transplant If your child needs a heart transplant you re probably feeling lots of emotions Fortunately many kids who undergo heart transplants go

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  • Health Library Sections First Aid & Safety
    without any loss of consciousness Preventing Dog Bites Teaching kids a few basic dog manners will help them enjoy safe encounters with Fido Staying Healthy While You Travel When you re traveling with your kids there s a chance that someone might get sick But early planning and smart packing can help ensure your family stays healthy and safe Lead Poisoning Long term exposure to lead can cause serious health problems particularly in young kids so it s important to find out whether your child might be at risk for lead exposure Leaving Your Child Home Alone It s natural for parents to be a bit anxious when first leaving kids without supervision But you can feel prepared and confident with some planning and a couple of trial runs Taking Care of Your Grandchildren When you take care of your grandkids you re probably anxious to put all of your great parenting experience to good use But there are a few child care basics you may want to brush up on Is it a Medical Emergency Should you head straight for the emergency room when your child is hurt Different problems require different levels of care and you have many options Going to the Emergency Room Knowing what to expect when you need to take your child to the emergency room can help make it a little less stressful Choosing Safe Baby Products Strollers Choosing baby products can be confusing with all the gadgets available But one consideration must never be compromised your baby s safety Choosing Safe Baby Products Playpens Choosing products for your baby can be confusing with all the gadgets available But there s one consideration that must never be compromised when picking out stuff for your baby safety Choosing Safe Baby Products Gates Choosing baby products can be confusing with all the gadgets available But one consideration must never be compromised your baby s safety Choosing Safe Baby Products Cribs Choosing baby products can be confusing with all the gadgets available But one consideration must never be compromised your baby s safety Choosing Safe Baby Products Infant Seats Child Safety Seats Choosing baby products can be confusing with all the gadgets available But one consideration must never be compromised your baby s safety Choosing Safe Baby Products Changing Tables Choosing baby products can be confusing with all the gadgets available But one consideration must never be compromised your baby s safety Choosing Safe Baby Products Bathtubs Choosing baby products can be confusing with all the gadgets available But one consideration must never be compromised your baby s safety Choosing Safe Baby Products Carriers Choosing baby products can be confusing with all the gadgets available But one consideration must never be compromised your baby s safety Are Infant Walkers Safe Find out what the experts have to say Choosing Safe Baby Products Toys Choosing baby products can be confusing with all the gadgets available But one consideration must never be compromised your baby s safety Halloween Candy Hints For health conscious parents Halloween can be tricky Do you set limits Do you let kids decide how much to eat There isn t just one right answer Household Safety Preventing Injuries From Firearms If you own a firearm be sure that these rules are followed in your home to protect your kids from injury and death Household Safety Preventing Injuries in the Crib Your baby will spend a lot of time in the crib and it s your job to make sure it s always a safe environment Here s how to ensure the safety of your littlest sleeper Household Safety Preventing Cuts It s important to protect kids from sharp and dangerous items around and outside the home Here are ways to prevent cuts and other injuries Household Safety Preventing Drowning Water safety is important at any age but is especially crucial if you have babies or toddlers in your home Drowning can happen very quickly and in less than 1 inch of water Here s how to reduce drowning risks Household Safety Preventing Poisoning From fertilizer to antifreeze and medicines to makeup poisonous items are throughout our homes Here s how to protect your kids from ingesting a poisonous substance Household Safety Preventing Choking Choking is usually caused by food toys and other small objects that can easily lodge in a child s small airway anything that fits can be a danger Read about how to protect kids from choking hazards Household Safety Preventing Suffocation Because babies aren t yet able to raise their heads they need special protection from suffocation But small children are at risk too Some simple rules can help you protect them Household Safety Preventing Strangulation and Entrapment Kids can strangle or become entrapped in the most unexpected ways even cords strings on clothing and infant furniture and accessories can be dangerous Read how to prevent these dangers around your home Household Safety Preventing Burns Shocks and Fires Burns are a potential hazard in every home In fact burns especially scalds from hot water and liquids are some of the most common childhood accidents Here s how to protect kids from burns Household Safety Preventing Injuries From Falling Climbing and Grabbing The potential for a dangerous fall or a tumble into a sharp edge can happen in nearly every area of your home Read about how to help protect kids from getting hurt Frequently Asked Questions About Casts Getting a cast often comes with plenty of questions Read on for answers to some frequent inquiries many parents and kids may have about casts Childproofing Cut and Carry Backpack Safety As practical as they are backpacks can strain muscles and joints and may cause back pain if they re too heavy or are used incorrectly Here s how to help kids find the right backpack Sunburn Instruction Sheet The best treatment for sunburn is prevention Mild sunburn results in skin irritation and redness and can be safely treated at home Severe sunburn requires

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