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A no-panic guide to saving your child's life
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Whether your child gets an earache, a sinus infection, or strep throat, antibiotics might be the best treatment. But these wonder drugs aren't doing...
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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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There's a good chance your child will wind up in an emergency room at least once before she's 18. The trip will be a lot less scary  -- for...
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Just the thought of a rectal thermometer can make a new mother squirm. But rectal-temperature readings are the most accurate, and  -- in the...
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An illness-by-illness guide
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Lead poisoning is one of the most preventable environmental health problems, yet nearly half a million children under age 5 in the U.S. have high...
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Q. How do I know whether my baby might have RSV or if it's just a cold? A. Your doctor will be able to tell you if your baby has RSV, or...
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Stomach aches and spitting up are usually just a normal part of babyhood. Here's how to handle the common problems and know when to call your...
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Keeping your baby well this winter just got a little easier: An annual flu shot is now recommended for all healthy babies over 6 months of age during...
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Q. I'm worried about our toddler getting West Nile Virus, since he plays outside a lot and we live in an area that has lots of mosquitoes. What type...
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How to break the cycle of never-ending colds and flu, and keep everyone in your family healthier this winter
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Q. My 18-month-old gets a lot of fevers. When should I be concerned, and is there anything I can do to help her feel better? A. A fever is not an...
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After squeezing through the birth canal, it's no wonder that many a newborn emerges looking like a Saturday Night Live conehead. An infant's skull is...
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When your baby cries, his face scrunched up as red as a strawberry, you'll do anything to make him feel better. But sometimes you haven't a clue...
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The cold and flu season may be in full swing, but that doesn't mean the whole family has to succumb to days or weeks of sniffling, coughing, and achy...
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When your child comes down with a bug, it can be tricky to figure out if she's well enough to go to daycare or school. But certain symptoms, like...

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