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Children's Health
« on: May 31, 2009, 02:05:44 PM »
 
 
The two types of heart disease in children are "congenital" and "acquired." Congenital heart disease (also known as a congenital heart defect) is present at birth. Some defects in this category are patent ductus arteriosis, atrial septal defects and ventricular septal defects. Acquired heart disease, which develops during childhood, includes Kawasaki disease, rheumatic fever and infective endocarditis. Common diagnostic tests for these diseases are explained here.

About 36,000 children are born with a heart defect each year. Most of these children can benefit from surgery even if the defect is severe. When surgery is necessary, many medical treatments are available to help the heart work properly. There is nothing that parents could have done to prevent these defects. Learn about conditions that can interfere with the work of the heart and treatment options in this section.

Kawasaki disease is an example of acquired heart disease that occurs primarily in children who are 5 or younger. Although medical knowledge of the disease is still developing, you can take steps to recognize the symptoms and deal with the disease's effects.

Nine of every 1,000 infants born each year have a heart defect. About 650,000 to 1.3 million Americans with cardiovascular defects are alive today. Though research is ongoing, at least 35 defects have now been identified.



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Re: Children's Health
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2010, 01:26:59 PM »
Rosy cheeked and full of life, a healthy child is a joyful sight. But being a child also means getting into all kinds of scrapes, and catching all manner of childhood ailments. Babies are especially prone to catch colds and other infections and have their own peculiar complaints like teething pain and possetting.
Children represent the future, and ensuring their healthy growth and development ought to be a prime concern of all societies. Newborns are particularly vulnerable and children are vulnerable to malnutrition and infectious diseases, many of which can be effectively prevented or treated.

 

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