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Conditions

Understanding your child's condition is an important step on your treatment journey. Learn more about causes, symptoms and diagnosis for a variety of conditions, as well as unique treatments and research being performed at Children's National Hospital.

Bowlegs

Bowlegs are a condition in which the legs curve outward at an extreme angle at the knees while the child’s feet are together. Learn more about this condition.

Diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2

Diabetes is a condition in which sufficient amounts of insulin are either not produced, or the body is unable to use the insulin that is produced.

Hip Preservation

Learn more about how the field of hip preservation is dedicated to diagnosing and treating hip conditions that lead to hip pain and degeneration.

Hypertension

High blood pressure is also called hypertension. Blood pressure, measured with a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope by a nurse or other healthcare provider, is the force of the blood pushing against the artery walls.

Lumbar puncture

A lumbar puncture is when a physician inserts a needle in the lower spine to obtain cerebrospinal fluid in search of infection, administer chemotherapy, or monitor and relieve cerebrospinal fluid pressure. Learn more.

Obesity

Overweight and obesity together represent the second leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can inflict substantial harm to a person's health.