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  • Arthrogryposis

    Arthrogryposis What Is Arthrogryposis? Arthrogryposis (ar-throw-grih-POE-sis) is when children have stiffness and loss of motion in more than one joint. Babies are born with arthrogryposis, and it is usually permanent. But medical experts can help kids get the best range of motion their stiff joints will allow. What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Arthrogryposis? The joint stiffness that happens with ...
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  • Words to Know: Transplants

    Words to Know: Transplants Words to Know: Transplants allogeneic transplantation: a procedure where cells, tissue, or organs are transplanted to a person from a compatible donor. antibody crossmatch test: when blood from a donor and a recipient are mixed. If the recipient's cells attack and kill the donated cells (a "positive" crossmatch), the recipient has antibodies "against" the donor's cells. A "negative" crossmatch ...
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  • How to Pump & Store Breast Milk (Video)

    How to Pump & Store Breast Milk (Video) Knowing how to pump and store breast milk is an important part of feeding your baby. Learn how in this step-by-step video.
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  • How to Breastfeed Your Baby (Video)

    How to Breastfeed Your Baby (Video) Breastfeeding is the healthiest choice for your baby — and for you! Learn how to breastfeed your baby in this step-by-step video.
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  • Single Ventricle Defects

    Single Ventricle Defects What Is a Single Ventricle Defect? Usually, a heart has two working ventricles (pumping chambers). Having a single ventricle defect means that only one ventricle works well enough to pump blood. What Are the Signs & Symptoms of a Single Ventricle Defect? A newborn with a single ventricle defect can have: trouble breathing trouble feeding blue or grayish color of the skin and nails lethargy ...
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  • How to Bottle-Feed Your Baby (Video)

    How to Bottle-Feed Your Baby (Video) With a little preparation and practice, you can bottle-feed your baby. Learn how in this step-by-step video.
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  • Norwood Procedure

    Norwood Procedure Why Does a Baby Need the Norwood Procedure? In hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) , the left side of the heart doesn't grow as it should, making it smaller and weaker than normal. To survive, babies who are born with this rare heart defect need a series of three surgeries. The left side of the heart can't be fixed. Instead, the surgeries rebuild parts of the heart and redirect the way blood ...
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  • Glenn Procedure

    Glenn Procedure Why Does a Baby Need the Glenn Procedure? In hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) , the left side of the heart doesn't grow as it should, making it smaller and weaker than normal. To survive, babies who are born with this rare heart defect need a series of three surgeries. The left side of the heart can't be fixed. Instead, the surgeries rebuild parts of the heart and redirect the way blood ...
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  • Fontan Procedure

    Fontan Procedure Why Does a Baby Need the Fontan Procedure? In hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) , the left side of the heart doesn't grow as it should, making it smaller and weaker than normal. To survive, babies who are born with this rare heart defect need a series of three surgeries. The left side of the heart can't be fixed. Instead, the surgeries rebuild parts of the heart and redirect the way blood ...
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  • Nutrition Therapy and Crohn's Disease

    Nutrition Therapy and Crohn's Disease What Is Nutrition Therapy? Nutrition therapy is way to treat health conditions or their symptoms with a special diet. Sometimes, nutrition therapy is used instead of standard treatments, such as medicine. A doctor or registered dietitian can create these diets. Nutrition therapy is also called medical nutrition therapy. What Is Enteral Nutrition Therapy for Crohn's Disease? Crohn's disease is a ...
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