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  • Rheumatic Fever

    Rheumatic fever is a rare disease. It usually doesn’t happen in the United States. It’s tied to the bacteria that…

  • Fifth Disease

    Fifth disease is a mild viral infection caused by human parvovirus B19. About half of people get fifth disease sometime…

  • Emotional Eating

    Emotional eating is eating in response to your emotions or boredom. It’s different than true hunger. But how do you…

  • Asthma

    Asthma is a chronic (long-term) disease of the lungs. It inflames and narrows the airways, making it harder to…

  • Head Lice

    Head lice are small wingless insects that can get on your hair and scalp. Lice bites may cause constant scratching,…

  • Hair Loss

    It is normal to shed some hair each day as part of this cycle. However, some people may experience excessive…

  • Sports and Exercise at Every Age

    It is important to exercise no matter what age you are. A lifelong exercise program is the surest way to…

  • HPV Vaccine is for Boys, Too

    Girls—and boys—can both benefit from getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The vaccine reduces chances of developing some cancers later…

  • Cytomegalovirus

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that most people are exposed to as infants. It rarely causes symptoms, but sometimes…

  • Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological disorders that affect body movement and muscle coordination. It usually appears in infancy…

  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

    Sensory processing disorder (SPD) affects how your brain processes sensory information, such as things you see, hear, smell, taste, or…

  • Keeping Your Child Active

    It is important for your child to be active to overcome obesity and other health conditions.

  • Helping Your Child Deal with Peer Pressure

    Children of all ages experience peer pressure. As a parent, you can help your child deal with peer pressure and…

  • Croup

    Croup is caused by a respiratory virus and causes children, usually age 5 and younger, to have a barking…

  • Anger Management Issues in Children

    Moments of anger in children are normal. But as parents, it’s important to teach your child how to deal with…

  • Baby’s First Steps

    Watching a baby take their first steps is exciting, but it also leads to a new set of challenges for…

  • Talking to Your Kids About Virginity

    Making the choice to stay a virgin is a big commitment. It affects your physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well…

  • Bronchiolitis

    Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection in infants and young children. It is usually caused by a virus. RSV is…

  • The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke

    Just because you aren’t the person smoking the cigarette doesn’t mean it can’t harm you. Secondhand smoke contains more than…

  • Signs of Childhood Sexual Abuse

    Any sexual activity involving a child is sexual abuse and has long-term effects. Learn how to recognize signs of abuse…