Pain from Sickle Cell Disease

Rest, over the counter medicine (such as ibuprofen and aspirin), and fluids are some of the ways that SCD patients can treat mild pain symptoms at home. However, those who experience persistent and severe bouts of pain should seek medical treatment. In addition, children with SCD are at increased...

Pain-Associated Disability Syndrome (PADS)

Pain-associated disability syndrome (PADS) is characterized by at least two months of severe abdominal or chest pain that disrupts daily activities. The pain can occur in either persistent or recurrent episodes.

Physical Deconditioning

Physical deconditioning is a process that affects all areas of the body after a long period of inactivity. This could include an inactive lifestyle or extended bedrest, especially after a severe injury or chronic disease.

Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome)

Positional plagiocephaly develops when an infant’s soft skull becomes flattened in one area, due to repeated pressure on one part of the head. This usually happens when a baby sleeps with the head turned to the same side during first months of life. This causes a flat spot, either on one side or the...


Multiple pregnancy accounts for approximately 15 percent of premature births. Complications are related to immaturity of organ systems. Common problems associated with prematurity include Respiratory distress Jaundice Apnea Inability to breast or bottle feed Neurological problems There is also a...