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  • Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

    Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that happen when a baby’s lip or mouth don’t form correctly early…

  • Cytomegalovirus

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that most people are exposed to as infants. It rarely causes symptoms, but sometimes…

  • Crying: Under Age 1

    A crying baby is normal. However, it can be upsetting to you and it’s usually a sign something is bothering…

  • Circumcision

    Circumcision is a procedure where the foreskin (the skin that covers the tip of the penis) is removed. It’s usually…

  • Genetic Testing: What You Should Know

    Genes are found in chromosomes and are made up of DNA. We inherit genes from our parents. Our gene structure…

  • Croup

    Croup is caused by a respiratory virus and causes children, usually age 5 and younger, to have a barking…

  • The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke

    Just because you aren’t the person smoking the cigarette doesn’t mean it can’t harm you. Secondhand smoke contains more than…

  • Common Newborn Rashes and Birthmarks

    Many newborn babies have skin conditions. Some are born with birthmarks. Some get rashes. Most are harmless and usually clear…

  • When Does My Child Need Emergency Services?

    If you have any question at all about your child’s health, call his or her doctor. The doctor can tell…

  • Recognizing Newborn Illnesses

    It might be hard to tell if your newborn is sick. Be sure to look for signs of common newborn…

  • Meckel's Diverticulum

    A Meckel’s diverticulum is a small pouch on the wall of the lower part of the small intestine. It is…

  • Spitting Up in Babies

    Babies spit up when they’ve eaten too much or swallowed air while feeding. It isn’t the same as vomiting. Babies…

  • Congenital Heart Disease: How to Care for Your Baby and Yourself

    In many ways, babies born with heart defects are cared for just like any other baby. But there are times…

  • Premature Birth

    When a baby is born prematurely, he or she can have health problems. That’s because some organs are still developing…

  • Newborn Reflexes and Behavior

    While newborn babies develop at different rates, your baby should have a series of built-in responses to different stimuli at…

  • Newborn Screening Tests

    Your newborn will go through screening tests at the hospital. The purpose is to find and treat certain health issues…

  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis

    Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a disease of the intestine that can affect premature and newborn babies.

  • Gynecomastia

    Gynecomastia is a condition in which men have enlarged breasts.

  • Heart Murmurs

    A heart murmur is an abnormal noise between heartbeats and can be innocent or indicative of a more serious health…

  • Hirschsprung’s Disease

    Hirschsprung’s is a rare birth defect that affects the large intestine. It is caused by missing nerves near the end…