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  • Mononucleosis (Mono)

    Mononucleosis (mono) is a contagious infection spread through saliva and other bodily fluids. It is often called the “kissing…

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  • HPV Vaccine is for Boys, Too

    Girls are not the only ones who can benefit from the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The vaccine can help prevent…

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  • Leukemia

    Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells. There are 4 main types that have different symptoms and treatments.

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  • Finding the Right Addiction Treatment Program

    Admitting you have an addiction is hard to do. Find the treatment program that’s right for you.

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  • Common School-Age Illnesses/Infections

    All kids get sick from time to time. Learn the symptoms, causes, and treatment for common illnesses experienced by school-age…

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  • Anesthesia and Your Child

    Children, like adults, have very few problems with anesthesia for surgeries and medical procedures.

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  • Caffeine and Kids

    In children, caffeine can raise blood pressure and interfere with sleep. It can make children less aware of being tired…

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  • Autism

    Autism is a brain disorder that affects social, behavioral, and communication skills. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of…

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  • Healthy Habits for TV, Video Games, and the Internet

    Limiting kids’ screen time and building healthy habits for TV, video games, and the internet is essential for lifelong…

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  • First Aid Kit When Your Kid Starts Sports

    Sports injuries are common with all sports. Be prepared by packing a first aid kit when your child starts playing…

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  • Packing Healthy School Lunches

    A healthy school lunch is an important part of every child’s day. Learn tips on packing a healthy lunch your…

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  • Depression in Children and Teens

    It is common for children and teens to be depressed. Learn how to recognize and help your young one who…

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  • Down Syndrome

    Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes physical problems and intellectual disabilities. Most people with it live healthy, productive…

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  • Nutrition Tips for Kids

    Diet and nutrition help our children live a healthy life and avoid chronic diseases. Use these tips to help your…

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  • Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula

    Esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula are disorders of the digestive system. They occur, usually together, in babies before they are…

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  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

    Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic pain condition that can occur after an injury. The pain is usually much…

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  • Chronic Pelvic Pain

    Chronic pelvic pain is dull or sharp pain in your pelvic region (the area below your belly button and above…

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  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

    Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is usually caused by an E. Coli infection. It destroys red blood cells. The damaged cells…

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  • Hearing Problems in Children

    There are many types of hearing problems in children. Many of these problems result in hearing loss. This loss may…

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  • The Importance of Vaccinations

    Vaccinations are an important part of public health. They prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous, and deadly diseases, and save…

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