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  • Patient Education Handouts
    Back Health
    Physical Activity
    Sports
    Training Issues
    ... diet that provides the necessary vitamins and minerals. Identify athletes at high risk, such as athletes who are obese, are poorly conditioned, are not acclimated, have a current illness, are taking certain medicines, or have a history of...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Infections
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools
    .... The presence of green or yellow discharge from the nose is common as the body discards mucus and other debris from the cold. Darker or greener nasal discharge does not mean the child is more ill or contagious or has a greater need for antibiotics. Respiratory (droplet) route: Contact with...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Diarrhea
    Ear Infections
    Fever
    Flu
    Infections
    Otitis Media
    Pneumonia
    Sinusitis
    Tonsils
    Influenza
    ... what to do when they get sick. Read on to learn more from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about common childhood infections—signs and symptoms, treatments, and when to call your child’s doctor. The following are some of the more common childhood infections, including...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    General Health
    Kawasaki Disease
    Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools
    ... to follow the child depending on his or her recovery. Children with heart conditions may have problems only intermittently or for a short period. These children often have pediatric cardiologists who help with their treatments in addition to a primary care provider in the medical...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Asthma
    Chronic Health Conditions
    Dehydration
    Diabetes
    Infections
    Inpatient Care
    Newborns
    Pediatric Care
    Pediatric Subspecialists
    Pneumonia
    Students
    Surgery
    Pediatric Subspecialists
    ..., skin, lungs, and kidneys Respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia and croup Problems with chronic illnesses such as diabetes and asthma Common pediatric illnesses such as influenza and dehydration Recovery from injuries or surgeries Care of newborns Pediatric...
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    Fever
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools
    ... months (60 days). Unexplained fever occurs in an infant who is younger than 4 months. Fever is associated with behavior change or other signs of illness or other conditions that require exclusion. The signs of illness are anything (other than the fever) that indicates the child’s condition is...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Diarrhea
    Infections
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools
    ... common virus associated with severe diarrhea in young children. Rotavirus vaccine was included in the routine immunizations of infants in 2006. Now, diarrhea caused by this virus is much less common. Rotavirus tends to cause illness in winter. Enteroviruses are more common in the summer than other...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Physical Activity
    Sports
    Adolescents and School-aged Children
    Nutrition and Fitness
    Safety and Prevention
    ... One of the first questions an athlete will ask following injury or illness is, "When can I play again?" The answer is rarely quick or simple. Return-to-play decisions can be controversial and a source of conflict between health care...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Respiratory Syncytial Virus
    ... weeks are at increased risk for developing serious RSV infection. Young children with medical conditions, such as chronic lung disease, serious heart conditions, or problems with their immune system—including problems due to cancer or organ transplants—are also at risk. Respiratory syncytial virus...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Physical Activity
    Sports
    Sports
    ... Shoulder impingement is an overuse injury that causes achy pain on the front or side of the shoulder. The pain is felt most when the arm is overhead or extended to the side. Shoulder impingement is common in young athletes...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Medications
    Pain Management
    Physical Activity
    School-aged Children
    Sports
    Injury Prevention
    Adolescents and School-aged Children
    Safety and Prevention
    ... treat pain and inflammation. Athletes may also take medicines to treat specific medical conditions, such as asthma or diabetes, or to treat common illnesses, like colds, congestion, cough, allergies, diarrhea, and skin infections. Athletes should talk with their...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Infections
    Rotavirus
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools
    ... from other common forms of watery diarrhea. So the following recommendations apply for a child with diarrhea from any cause (see Diarrhea Quick Reference Sheet ): Report the condition to the staff member designated by the child care program or school for decision-making and action related to care...
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    Chronic Health Conditions
    Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools
    ... in the United States have CF. These children may not appear ill at all, or they may be thin or small. They may cough frequently and may produce thick mucus. This cough is not contagious like the cough associated with a common cold or flu (ie, influenza); it is just the body’s way of trying...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Back Health
    Pain Management
    Physical Activity
    Sports
    Injury Prevention
    ... Patellofemoral pain syndrome is one of the most common causes of knee pain in young athletes. The condition is an overuse injury that results from activities that cause pressure or friction on the cartilage behind the kneecap...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Gastroenteritis
    Infections
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools
    ... recovered or exposed), testing stool cultures, treatment, and exclusion are not necessary. Usually, teachers/caregivers will not know a child has a Giardia infection because the condition is not distinguishable from other common forms of watery diarrhea. So the following recommendations apply for...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Croup
    Infections
    Medications
    ... Croup is a common illness in young children. It can be scary for parents as well as children. Read on for more information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about croup, including types, causes, symptoms, and treatments. Croup is a condition that causes a swelling of the voice box...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Physical Activity
    Sports
    Sports
    ... physical demands that are common to a wide variety of dance forms. For example, many types of dance involve jumping, turning, toe pointing, back arching, and lifting. These activities can produce tendinosis, stress fractures, ankle sprains, ankle...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Adolescents
    College
    Immunizations and Vaccines
    Meningococcal Disease
    Students
    ... the brain and bloodstream. It can be life-threatening unless diagnosed and treated early. The symptoms of meningococcal disease are often mistaken for other less serious illnesses such as the flu. Common symptoms include Meningococcal disease is treated with antibiotics. When given shortly...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Physical Activity
    Sports
    Sports
    ... Wrestling is the oldest known sport, dating back to prehistoric times. Today it's the fourth most common sport in which athletes from different schools compete against each other. There are more than 50 kinds of wrestling. The most...