Pediatric Health Library

Pediatric Diseases and Conditions: W

  • Walking Pneumonia in Children

    Walking pneumonia is a mild form of pneumonia. Children with walking pneumonia may feel very tired and run down. But they may still be able to do many of their normal daily activities.

  • Warmth and Temperature Regulation

    Premature and low birthweight babies may be too immature to regulate their own temperature, even in a warm environment. Even full-term and healthy newborns may not be able to maintain their body temperature if the environment is too cold.

  • Warning Signs During Pregnancy

    Call your healthcare provider right away if you have bleeding from the vagina, blurry vision, severe headaches, or other specific symptoms.

  • Warts in Children

    Warts on the skin are harmless growths. They are caused by a virus. Warts can spread to other parts of the body and to other people.

  • Water Safety and Teens

    Encourage your adolescent to take swimming, diving, and water safety or rescue classes to give him or her the skills needed to swim and dive safely.

  • Water Safety for Children

    Preventive steps parents can take to protect their children from drowning.

  • Water Safety for Parents

    Here you will find preventive steps to protect children from drowning in homes, pools, and open waters, such as lakes, rivers, and oceans

  • Water Safety—Prevention

    If your children are around bodies of water on a regular basis, learn CPR. CPR can save lives, reduce the severity of injury, and improve the chance of survival.

  • Weight Gain During Pregnancy

    Average weight gain for women is between 25 and 35 pounds, although slight deviations from this may also be considered normal.

  • Weight Management and Adolescents

    For overweight children 7 and older, the initial goal is to keep them from gaining more weight. Changes in eating habits and exercise are gradually introduced to trim pounds.

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