Hello and welcome. Today we are going to explore conditions that commonly affect children under the age of 12. I'm Dr. Patel.
And I'm Dr. Connolly. There are a number of conditions that are common in childhood, and it's rare for most of these conditions to cause serious illness. Nevertheless, it's important to recognize certain signs and symptoms in order to know when to see your child's provider for proper diagnosis and treatment.
In this program, you can learn about several short-term conditions affecting different systems of the body, including:
- The respiratory system
- The ears, nose, and throat
- The skin
- The digestive system, and
We also discuss common sleep problems as well as chronic conditions, such as allergies, asthma, and diabetes. In addition, you can find information on topics related to wellness, such as immunizations and obesity prevention.
Our specialists -- Dr. Green, Dr. Alvarado, and nurse practitioner Captain Darin -- provide their expertise throughout the program. We'll also introduce you to several parents who share their children's personal experiences with some of these conditions.
Keep in mind, there may be terms that you're not familiar with, so please visit the glossary at any time, and be sure to check out the other resources included in this program. Thank you for joining us.