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  • A little girl in bed with a thermometer in her mouth

    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…

  • young boy using spacer and mask with asthma inhaler

    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,…

  • A man looking in the mirror at his receding hairline

    Hair Loss

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

  • multigenerational family riding their bikes

    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…

  • A close-up of a boy getting an injection in his right upper arm

    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…

  • laughing young boy with cerebral palsy sits in his wheelchair next to his sister

    Cerebral Palsy

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

  • Preschool boy playing on a tire swing, leaning back as far as he can

    Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

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

  • Group of children racing each other in the park

    Keeping Your Child Active

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

  • Kids leaning against lockers

    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…

  • Doctor listens to the lung of a young girl with croup cough using a stethoscope

    Croup

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

  • Group of three angry or upset children

    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 boy taking first steps to mother sitting on floor

    Baby’s First Steps

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

  • Boy and girl holding hands

    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…

  • mother holds baby being checked by a doctor with a stethoscope

    Bronchiolitis

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

  • Burning cigarette

    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…

  • Fearful boy hugging teddy bear

    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…

  • teenager talking to a doctor in the doctor’s office

    Preparing Older Children to Make Medical Decisions for Themselves

    Children should be able to participate in their health care, even from a young age. This will help them make…

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