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    Day care health risks

    Children in day care centers are more likely to catch an infection than kids who do not attend day care. Children who go to day care are often around other kids who may be sick. However, being around the large number of germs in day care may actually improve your child’s immune system in the ...

  • Disease

    Diaphragmatic hernia

    An abnormal opening in the diaphragm that allows part of the abdominal organs to migrate into the chest cavity, occurring before birth.

    A diaphragmatic hernia is a birth defect in which there is an abnormal opening in the diaphragm. The diaphragm is the muscle between the chest and abdomen that helps you breathe. The opening allows part of the organs from the belly (stomach, spleen, liver, and intestines) to go up into the chest ...

  • Surgery

    Diaphragmatic hernia repair - congenital

    repair is surgery to correct an opening or space in a baby’s diaphragm. This opening is called a hernia. It is a rare type of birth defect. (“Congenital” refers to its being present at birth.) The diaphragm is a muscle. It is important for breathing. It separates the chest cavity ...

  • Nutrition

    Diarrhea in children - diet

    Diarrhea in children and babies is the passage of loose stools.

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    Diarrhea in infants

    Bananas can help relieve an upset stomach by stimulating the production of mucus from the stomach lining.  The mucus creates a barrier between the stomach lining and the acidic gastric substances that cause heartburn and stomach upset.

    Children who have diarrhea may have less energy, dry eyes, or a dry, sticky mouth. They may also not wet their diaper as often as usual. Give your child fluids for the first 4 to 6 hours. At first, try 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of fluid every 30 to 60 minutes. You can use: An over-the-counter drink, ...