diseases

Tourette Syndrome FAQ

By JustMommies

Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive movements and sounds. These movements and sounds are referred to as tics. What is a tic? » Read more

The Sensory Diet - Treatment for Sensory Integration Disorder

If you child has symptoms of Sensory Integration Disorder your doctor may refer you to a trained occupational therapist for an evaluation. She may ask you questions about his behavior, eating habits, or developmental concerns in her evaluation. » Read more

Spina Bifida

By Rebecca Pillar

Spina Bifida is a condition where, during development in the very first month of pregnancy, the spinal cord does not completely close. Spina Bifida is estimated to occur in nearly 7 out of every 10,000 live births in the United States. Exact figures are not available due to the possibility of under reporting. Spina Bifida comes in three forms: » Read more

Juvenile Diabetes Symptoms: What a Parent Needs to Know About Juvenile Diabetes

Juvenile diabetes is a chronic health problem for children. There are many myths and misinformation about diabetes. There is also confusion between juvenile diabetes, also known as type 1 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes. » Read more

Having a Child with Down Syndrome

By Rebecca Pillar

Prenatal screening tests are performed during pregnancy to test for fetal abnormalities and birth defects. One of the situations doctors are looking for is ‘markers’ for Down Syndrome. » Read more

Growing Up With Asthma

By Shauna Smith Duty

Debi Kendrick delivered her son to school to take his state tests then reluctantly returned to her car and headed for work. Her family had spent the previous night in the emergency room because Zak’s airways were restricted, and his air intake had dropped to dangerously low levels. After too much medication, Zak shook, tired and jittery, his lips blue. » Read more

Getting a Child's Asthma and Allergies under Control

By Patti Teel

(Excerpt from The Floppy Sleepy Game Book by Patti Teel) www.pattiteel.com Asthma (Reactive Airway Disease) » Read more

Apnea in Children

By JustMommies

Apnea occurs when a child stops breathing for twenty seconds or longer or if she has a pause in breathing accompanied by a drop in heart rate or appears blue in color. It is normal to have pauses in breathing but when a child stops breathing for twenty seconds or longer it can be a life-threatening situation. » Read more