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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
    ... appear and while signs and symptoms are present. 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...
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    Diarrhea
    Ear Infections
    Fever
    Flu
    Infections
    Otitis Media
    Pneumonia
    Sinusitis
    Tonsils
    Influenza
    ... more from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about common childhood infections—signs and symptoms, treatments, and when to call your child’s doctor...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    General Health
    Kawasaki Disease
    Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care
    ... year after administration of the gamma or immune globulin. Hypertension (high blood pressure) is much less common in children than in adults. High blood pressure in younger children usually has another cause, such as a kidney problem or another medical condition. (See Kidney and Other...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Newborns
    Prematurity
    ... specializes in the care of preterm or very ill babies) to help determine what, if any, special treatment the infant needs. Here are some of the most common conditions that occur in preterm infants: Respiratory distress syndrome is a...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Asthma
    Chronic Health Conditions
    Dehydration
    Diabetes
    Infections
    Inpatient Care
    Newborns
    Pediatric Care
    Pediatric Subspecialists
    Pneumonia
    Students
    Surgery
    Pediatric Specialist Handouts
    ... hospital care. Such medical needs include Infectious illnesses of the blood, 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...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Fever
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care
    ... Fever is noted in an infant younger than 2 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...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Diarrhea
    Infections
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care
    ... care for the child without compromising their ability to care for the health and safety of the other children in the group. Report the condition to the staff member designated by the early education/child care program or school for decision-making and action related to care of ill children and...
  • 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
    Eye Health
    Infections
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care
    ... determine they can care for the child without compromising their ability to care for the health and safety of the other children in the group. Antibiotics are not required to return to care. It is helpful to think of pinkeye like the common cold. Both conditions may be passed on to other children...
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    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
    ... Baseball and softball are extremely popular among America's youth. Injuries are common because of the large number of athletes participating. While most injuries are acute, there are specific overuse injuries that commonly affect young...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Allergies
    ..., especially in your home and car. See your pediatrician for safe and effective medicine that can be used to help alleviate or prevent allergy symptoms. Common Allergic Conditions Condition Triggers Symptoms Anaphylaxis Foods, medicines, insect stings, and latex Skin, gut, and...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Infections
    Rotavirus
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care
    ... 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...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Medications
    Pain Management
    Physical Activity
    School-aged Children
    Sports
    Injury Prevention
    Adolescents and School-aged Children
    Safety and Prevention
    ... The primary use of medicines in sports is to 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...
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    Chronic Health Conditions
    Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care
    ... 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...
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    Gastroenteritis
    Infections
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care
    ... not effective for outbreak control. 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 a child with diarrhea from any cause (see...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Physical Activity
    Sports
    Sports
    ... that have unique physical demands and specific injury risks. There are also some 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...