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  • The 2013 Trusler Lectureship in Pediatric Plastic Surgery

    11/07/2013 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    The Harold M. Trusler Visiting Lectureship in Clinical Plastic Surgery is an annual event held in honor of Doctor Trusler, a plastic surgeon who was integral in establishing the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine.  Each year a national leader in pediatric plastic surgery is invited to give a Grand Rounds lecture and participate in educational sessions with…

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  • New Hope for Scoliosis Patients

    11/06/2013 | TreatmentsOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

    When it comes to scoliosis, the abnormal, side-to-side curvature of the spine, early detection is key to achieving the best possible outcome. Rarely, scoliosis occurs in children under three years of age, when it is called infantile, or early onset, scoliosis. Signs of early onset scoliosis include asymmetry in the shoulders and back, or one side of the back protruding as the child bends forward. Left…

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  • Playing it Safe with Sports Injuries

    11/04/2013 | TreatmentsOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are more than 3.5 million sports-related injuries every year in children under 15. Sports and recreational activities contribute to nearly 20 percent of all traumatic brain injuries among American children. While most injuries heal, some can have lasting effects. As a parent, here’s what you need to know about preventing and treating…

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  • Heading Off Headaches

    10/30/2013 | TreatmentsNeurology & Neurosurgery

    Migraines and other headaches aren’t just for grown-ups. Up to eight percent of children will experience a headache by the tender age of three. That number jumps to almost 50 percent by the time they reach seven. And puberty is prime time for the migraine to first rear its head. The good news is that in the vast majority of cases, headaches can be managed. The key is pinpointing the exact problem…

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  • Get the Facts: Egg Allergies & Flu Vaccines

    10/28/2013 | Everyday WellnessSafety & PreventionTreatmentsAllergies & Asthma

    Tis the season to get the flu vaccine, but what’s a parent to do if your child has an intolerance or allergy to the flu shot? It’s true that the flu vaccine contains a very small amount of egg protein, but it is still recommended for all children aged six months and older. You may need to take precautions if your child has an egg allergy, but not necessarily avoid the vaccine altogether.…

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  • All About Eczema

    10/23/2013 | TreatmentsAllergies & Asthma

    Winter’s cold temperatures and dry air can wreak havoc on children’s skin—especially if your child suffers from a chronic skin condition known as eczema. Proper skin care and medication can help alleviate your child’s symptoms and prevent flare-ups—during the winter months and year-round. What is Eczema? Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition in which…

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  • Back Pain Basics

    10/21/2013 | TreatmentsOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

    If your child complains about back pain, it may not be for the same reasons you experience it. Sometimes, back pain may be a sign of a serious problem, especially in children younger than 10 years. However, most back pain is not serious and will resolve without treatment. About half of all children and adolescents experience some sort of back pain by the time they are adults. Your child might feel…

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  • Playing it Safe with Sports Injuries

    10/16/2013 | TreatmentsOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are more than 3.5 million sports-related injuries every year in children under 15. Sports and recreational activities contribute to nearly 20 percent of all traumatic brain injuries among American children. While most injuries heal, some can have lasting effects. As a parent, here’s what you need to know about preventing and treating…

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  • Amniotic Banding Syndrome, What is it?

    10/13/2013 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    Earlier this year, Mellisa Hege spent some time with the Craniofacial Team at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, shadowing Patricia Terrell, RN, a team member. During that time she became interested in the care of patients with Amniotic Banding Syndrome, after seeing a child with this diagnosis and this article is the result of her work to learn more about the condition. Amniotic Banding…

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  • New Hope for Scoliosis Patients

    10/08/2013 | TreatmentsOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

    When it comes to scoliosis, the abnormal, side-to-side curvature of the spine, early detection is key to achieving the best possible outcome. Rarely, scoliosis occurs in children under three years of age, when it is called infantile, or early onset, scoliosis. Signs of early onset scoliosis include asymmetry in the shoulders and back, or one side of the back protruding as the child bends forward. Left…

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