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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.

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.

Fetal Abdominal Cyst

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

Gastroesophageal Reflux

When symptoms of heartburn or acid indigestion happen a lot, it could be gastroesophageal reflux (GER). And it can be a problem for kids - even newborns.

Gastroschisis

Gastroschisis is when a baby is born with the intestines, and sometimes other organs, sticking out through a hole in the belly wall near the umbilical cord.

Hirschsprung Disease

Children with Hirschsprung disease aren't able to pass a bowel movement, or do so with difficulty. Treatment almost always requires surgery.

Immunizations and IBD

Vaccines are safe to give to kids and teens with IBD and won't make their symptoms worse. Here are the ones they need.