Osgood-Schlatter disease is an ominous name for a fairly simple condition that’s caused by growth spurts combined with overuse.More
As parents, we want to encourage our kids to be active, join teams, and learn discipline both on and off the
field. It’s also natural for us to worry about potential injuries that can come from participating in youth or
high school sports.
A main concern, both locally and nationally, is on concussions. How high is the risk? What are the signs?
How do we prevent them?
Pulse-oximetry tests can show whether or not an individual is able to breathe sufficient amounts of oxygen. A key symptom of enterovirus D68 is a compromised respiratory system. Some children who contract this virus will require hospitalization or emergency care to support their oxygen intake. Children who have asthma or allergies are particularly at risk.
Teton Valley Hospital wants to help identify enterovirus-related respiratory ailments before they become serious. If your child has symptoms of a cold (runny nose, coughing) and you believe they may have contracted the virus, please bring your child to our hospital for a free quick, painless test.
If your child is suffering from a seriously compromised respiratory illness, it will be necessary to deliver further medical treatment.
Simply come to our hospital admissions area at any time of the day or night for a free pulse-oximetry test. Meanwhile, we urge everyone to follow preventive care measures to reduce the impact of the virus. Please note that pulse-oximetry tests cannot diagnose E-D68.
For more information on this free test, call Teton Valley Hospital at (208) 354-2383.More