Children’s Health Issues

List of children’s health issues and diseases.

ADHD | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Learning and behavior disorders are on the rise, and they affect approximately 7.5 % of children in the U.S. today. As well, 3 – 7 % of all adults show signs of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD as well!

Asperger’s Syndrome
Asperger’s Syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that was first identified by physician Hans Asperger in 1944, but was only added to the DSM IV in 1994.

Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism is a disorder which is marked by impairments in social skills, behavior, and speech. Children with autism are often withdrawn, lack emotion and speech, and are extremely sensitive to sound and touch.

Chickenpox was once a common viral illness that affected almost all children. Today, thanks to the chickenpox vaccine, the incidence of chickenpox is down dramatically.

Mumps is a viral disease that affects the parotid salivary glands, which are located below and in front of the ears.

Retinoblastoma is a rare cancer that starts in the retina of the eye. Retinoblastoma most commonly affects young children under the age of six, although it sometimes affects adults as well.

Toxic Shock Syndrome
Toxic shock syndrome is a rare and life-threatening condition that is caused by a bacterial infection.

Whooping Cough | Pertussis
Whooping cough or pertussis is a highly contagious bacterial disease which causes an infection in the respiratory tract.

Wilms Tumor
Wilms tumor is a very rare cancer of the kidneys that occurs primarily in young children under the age of five. Approximately 500 cases are diagnosed in the US annually, usually in children aged three to four.