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Debra Best, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center, sorts out the school illnesses you’re more likely to see.

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The AAP on when to give medication for fevers in children, when to let them get better on their own and when to call the doc

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School budgets cuts mean that school nurse jobs are disappearing across the country, leaving children at risk

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Get the lowdown on the best kid and baby thermometers from moms who've battled high fevers—and won. Check out our health guide for tips on how to handle...

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A pediatrician's plan for keeping babies' temperatures at healthy levels, from taking immediate action by administering a dose of acetaminophen or following age-by-age guidelines for getting high feve
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Spot the signs, find a fix, and whether or not you sould call the doctor to these medical questions

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Think your infant has colic? Check our symptom list first and then try some simple solutions using everyday items like vacuums and towels

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Expert answers to moms' most popular questions surrounding the many common baby ills of the cold and flu season.

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How to keep your baby safe from reacting badly to certain foods
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What moms-to-be need to know about the H1N1 virus: the vaccine, symptoms, treatment, prevention and more

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Whether or not you should call 911 if you see blood, burns and other everyday accidents

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No matter what you call it, H1N1 is still just the flu. Here's an updated, panic-free guide to keeping your family healthy.
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How to handle braces, casts, stitches and more -- without the drama

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Freaked out about the H1N1 virus? What you need to know about the new vaccine, symptoms, treatment, prevention and more

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What's normal, what's not, and when to call the doctor when looking at your baby's poop
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Make sure your baby doesn't get sick this winter with these healthy, immunity-boosting tips
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Is it common for my child to get sick after getting her vaccines?

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Up to 20 percent of medical diagnoses are incorrect. What's more, says Jerome Groopman, M.D., a Harvard Medical School professor and the author of...
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Babies and young children are particularly vulnerable to food poisoning. The promising news: Food-borne illnesses are on the decline. In kids under...
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About 150,000 infants are born each year with a birth defect, and the parents of one out of every 28 babies will receive the frightening news that...
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In addition to the American Academy of Pediatrics, turn to these other great resources: March of Dimes: Research a wide variety of birth defects...
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I consider myself a pretty well informed mom, yet I'll admit I've done some really stupid things with my 14-month-old.I fed her jarred sweet potatoes...
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Q. Most of my husband's family has Type 2 diabetes. How can I stop my children from getting it? A. This is a great question because doctors are...
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A no-panic guide to saving your child's life

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Welcome to cold season -- when your kid may bring home a nasty bug or two. Ways to stay strong at the first sign you're coming down with something...

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