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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.

Digestive System

Antegrade Continence Enema (ACE)

An antegrade continence enema, or ACE, is a different way to give an enema. Enemas can help someone poop if they become constipated or have another problem moving their bowels.

Celiac Disease

Kids who have celiac disease, a disorder that makes their bodies react to gluten, can't eat certain kinds of foods. Find out more - including what foods are safe and where to find them.

Chylous Ascites

Chylous ascites is when chyle collects in the belly. Depending on what's causing it, doctors can treat chylous ascites and often cure it.

Chyluria

Chyluria is when there is chyle in the pee. Depending on what's causing it, chyluria can be treated and often can be cured.

Constipation

Constipation is a very common problem among kids, and it usually occurs because a child's diet doesn't include enough fluids and fiber. In most cases, simple changes can help kids go.

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic condition that causes parts of the bowel to get red and swollen. The goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms, prevent other problems, and avoid flare-ups.

Diarrhea

Most kids battle diarrhea from time to time, so it's important to know what to do to relieve and even prevent it.

Epigastric Hernias

An epigastric hernia is when part of the intestines pushes through the abdominal muscles between the belly button and the chest. Many are small, cause no symptoms, and don't need treatment.

Fetal Abdominal Cyst

A fetal abdominal cyst is a bubble of fluid in a balloon-like bag in the belly of an unborn baby.

Galactosemia

Some babies are born with the metabolic disorder glactosemia. They must drink soy-based formula instead of breast milk or a cow's milk-based formula.