Tonsillectomy for Teens
Everybody's heard of tonsils, but not everyone knows what tonsils do in the body or why they may need to be removed. Find out here.
Becker Muscular Dystrophy for Parents
Becker muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder that gradually makes the body's muscles weaker and smaller. It causes less severe problems than the most common type of MD, Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Tunneled Central Lines for Parents
These surgically placed tubes let kids get blood drawn and receive intravenous (IV) medicines and fluids without repeated needle sticks.
Varicocele for Teens
A varicocele is an enlargement of the veins in the scrotum. Although there is no way to prevent a varicocele, it usually needs no special treatment.
Peritoneal Dialysis for Parents
This medical treatment helps people with kidney failure. It can be done at home, often overnight, to take over the kidneys' job of filtering blood.
A PICC line is like an IV line, but is much longer and can stay in place for longer periods.
Radiation Therapy for Teens
More than half of all people with cancer are treated with radiation therapy. Get the facts on radiation therapy, including what it is, what to expect, and how to cope with side effects.
What Is Interventional Radiology (IR)? for Parents
Interventional radiology (IR) is a way for doctors to treat problems like vascular anomalies and tumors.
Adenoids and Adenoidectomy for Teens
Often, tonsils and adenoids are surgically removed at the same time. So, what are adenoids exactly?
Weight Loss Surgery for Parents
When diet and exercise aren't enough to help shed stubborn pounds, weight loss surgery may be an option for teens who are very overweight.