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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Managing Health Care

CAT Scan: Abdomen

An abdominal CAT scan can detect inflammation, infection, injury or disease in the liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, stomach, bowel, pancreas, adrenal glands, blood vessels, and lymph nodes.

CAT Scan: Head

A head CAT scan is a painless test that uses a special X-ray machine to take pictures of a patient's brain, skull, and sinuses, as well as blood vessels in the head. It might be done to check for any number of conditions.

Cerebral Palsy: A Parent's Guide (Video)

Are you raising a child with cerebral palsy? This guide offers advice, resources, and support so that you can help your child reach his or her full potential.

Dietary Needs for Kids With Cerebral Palsy

Kids with cerebral palsy often have trouble eating. But with the right diet and feeding techniques, they can get the nutrients needed to thrive.

ECG (Electrocardiogram)

Is your child scheduled to have an ECG? Find out how this test is performed and when you can expect the results.

EEG (Electroencephalogram)

Is your child scheduled to have an EEG? Find out how this test is done and when you can expect the results.

Gastrostomy Tube (G-Tube)

Some kids have medical problems that prevent them from being able to take adequate nutrition by mouth. A gastrostomy tube (also called a G-tube) delivers nutrition directly to the stomach.

Genetic Testing

Advances in genetic testing help doctors diagnose and treat certain illnesses. The type of test done depends on which condition a doctor checks for.

Giving Teens a Voice in Health Care Decisions

Involving teens in their health care can help prepare them for managing it on their own as adults.

Hearing Evaluation in Children

Hearing problems can be overcome if they're caught early, so it's important to get your child's hearing screened early and checked regularly.