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Night Terrors

What Are Night Terrors? Most parents have comforted their child after the occasional nightmare. But if your child has ever had what’s known as a night terror (or sleep terror), his or her fear was likely inconsolable, no matter what you tried. A night terror is a sleep disruption that seems similar to a nightmare, but …

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What Is a Hydrocele? A hydrocele (HI-dro-seel) is a pouch of fluid around the testicle inside the scrotum. Hydroceles are common in newborns, especially in premature babies. Older boys and men can get them too. What Are the Signs & Symptoms of a Hydrocele? A boy with a hydrocele has a bulge in the groin or scrotum. You …

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What Is Anemia? Anemia is when the number of red blood cells in the body gets too low. Red blood cells carry hemoglobin (HEE-muh-glow-bin), a protein that carries oxygen throughout the body. Without enough of them, oxygen doesn’t get to the body’s organs. Without enough oxygen, the organs can’t work normally. There are many different kinds of anemia, …

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22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

What Is 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (DiGeorge Syndrome)? 22q11.2 deletion syndrome is a genetic condition that some babies are born with. A genetic condition happens when there is a problem with a part of a child’s DNA. 22q11.2 deletion syndrome can affect many different systems in the body. The problems it causes can range in severity. 22q11.2 deletion …

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