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Sedation is the use of medicines to help someone relax and not feel pain during a medical procedure.
Acupuncture is the practice of putting tiny needles into specific spots of the body for medical therapy. Scientific evidence shows that it works for some kinds of medical conditions by stimulating the body to release natural pain killers and other chemicals.
Knowing the basics of anesthesia may help answer your questions and ease some concerns — both yours and your child's.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Complementary and alternative medicine are types of medicine and healing that differ from conventional medicine. They include things like mind–body therapies, nutritional therapies, body-based therapies, and whole medicine systems.
When Your Child’s in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
It can be stressful whenever kids are in the hospital — and even more so when they're admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). A basic understanding of the PICU can help you feel better prepared to help your child recover.
How to Shop for Health Insurance
The government's healthcare marketplace, or exchange, is the new way to shop for health insurance. But just how do you find the best coverage and sign up? Get answers here.
Electronic Health Records
Many health institutions digitally store their patients' health information. Learn about electronic health records (EHRs) and how they can improve health care.
Financial Planning for Kids With Disabilities
These steps can help take the anxiety and worry out of your child's financial future and make sure that your child will be taken care of even after you're gone.
How to Find Affordable Health Care
Your kids could be eligible for health care coverage right now and you might not know it. Here are some options that may be available to your family.
School-Based Health Centers
School-based health centers provide a range of services to meet kids' and teens' health care needs. Centers usually are inside a school building or right next door.
Anesthesia – What to Expect
Here's a quick look at what may happen before, during, and after your child gets anesthesia.
What Is a Medical Record?
A medical record is a history of someone’s health. Most hospitals and doctor’s offices use electronic health records.