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  1. Lung Transplant for Cystic Fibrosis

    Find out when lung transplantation is used to treat people who have severe lung problems that are caused by cystic fibrosis.

  2. Measles (Rubeola) - Topic Overview

    Measles-Rubeola-Topic Overview

  3. Cystic Fibrosis - Surgery

    Surgery may be needed to treat complications of cystic fibrosis.

  4. Cystic Fibrosis - What Happens

    Although cystic fibrosis generally follows certain patterns, each person's symptoms depend on what is happening with his or her mucus-producing cells. These kinds of cells are found throughout the body in many different organs and systems.

  5. Speech and Language Development - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your doctor any time you or another caregiver has concerns about your child's speech and language development. Be aware of red flags that indicate a possible developmental delay, such as when your child does not make sounds that are expected for his or her age. Your health professional will conduct a physical examination and ask questions about your child's medical history. This information .

  6. Speech and Language Development - What Is Normal

    Although speech and language continue to develop through adolescence, children usually reach major milestones in predictable stages by 6 years of age. However, the exact pace at which speech and language develop varies among children, especially the age at which they begin to talk. Communication skills are often categorized as receptive language and expressive language. Receptive language is the .

  7. Growth and Development, Ages 6 to 10 Years - What to Expect

    Although children from ages 6 to 10 display a similar range of physical abilities, mental strengths, and social behaviors, they develop at their own pace. Even within families, differences between children can be extreme. One sibling may be outgoing and popular, while another is shy and awkward. Some children make progress in one area, such as reading and writing, while making little or no ...

  8. Growth and Development, Ages 6 to 10 Years - When to Call a Doctor

    Talk to your child's doctor if you are concerned that your child: Is not meeting growth or development milestones for his or her age. Has signs that he or she is entering puberty at a very early age (before 8 for girls, and 9 for boys).Exhibits unusually aggressive behavior or shows signs of bullying others. Boys, especially, may behave aggressively when they are faced with a difficult situation.

  9. Cystic Fibrosis - Medications

    Medicines for cystic fibrosis help keep the lungs as healthy as possible; reduce and control mucus in the lungs; and replace digestive enzymes. Medication Choices: Medicines for cystic fibrosis include: Medicine to treat infections-Antibiotics (such as az

  10. Sweat Test

    A sweat test measures the amount of salt (sodium and chloride) in sweat. It is done to help diagnose cystic fibrosis. Normally, sweat on the skin surface contains very little sodium and chloride. People with cystic fibrosis have 2 to 5 times the normal am

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