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  • Influenza (Flu) Influenza (Flu)

    Flu symptoms tend to develop quickly and are usually more severe than the typical sneezing and stuffiness of a cold. Yearly vaccination is the best protection against the flu.

  • Is It a Cold or the Flu? Is It a Cold or the Flu?

    Your child is sent home from school with a sore throat, cough, and high fever - could it be the flu that's been going around? Or is it just a common cold? Find out here!

  • Is the Flu Vaccine a Good Idea for Your Family? Is the Flu Vaccine a Good Idea for Your Family?

    The flu vaccine is a good idea for all families. It does not cause the flu, and it helps keep kids and parents from getting sick.

  • Flu Center Flu Center

    Learn all about protecting your family from the flu and what to do if your child gets flu-like symptoms.

  • Asthma Triggers Asthma Triggers

    Triggers — things in the air, weather conditions, or activities — can cause asthma flare-ups. By knowing and avoiding triggers, you'll help lessen your child's asthma symptoms.

  • Cough and Cold Medicine Abuse Cough and Cold Medicine Abuse

    Chugging cough medicine for an instant high isn't a new practice for teens, who have raided the medicine cabinet for a quick, cheap, and legal high for decades. Unfortunately, this dangerous, potentially deadly practice still goes on.

  • Coughing Coughing

    Coughs are a common symptom, but most aren't a sign of a serious condition. Learn about different coughs, how to help your child feel better, and when to call your doctor.

  • Dehydration Dehydration

    Sometimes kids lose fluids and salts through fever, diarrhea, vomiting, or sweating. Here are some tips on preventing or treating dehydration.

  • Diarrhea Diarrhea

    Most kids battle diarrhea from time to time, so it's important to know what to do to relieve and even prevent it.

  • Fevers Fevers

    Fevers happen when the body's internal "thermostat" raises the body temperature above normal. This is often the body's way of fighting infections.

  • Headaches Headaches

    Headaches affect kids as well as adults. Learn about common causes and when to talk to a doctor.

  • How to Safely Give Acetaminophen How to Safely Give Acetaminophen

    What kind? How much? How often? Find out how to give this pain and fever medicine.

  • How to Take Your Child's Temperature How to Take Your Child's Temperature

    All kids get a fever from time to time. Here's how to take your child's temperature, safely and accurately.

  • Influenza (Flu) Influenza (Flu)

    Flu symptoms tend to develop quickly and are usually more severe than the typical sneezing and stuffiness of a cold. Yearly vaccination is the best protection against the flu.

  • Is the Flu Vaccine a Good Idea for Your Family? Is the Flu Vaccine a Good Idea for Your Family?

    The flu vaccine is a good idea for all families. It does not cause the flu, and it helps keep kids and parents from getting sick.

  • Pneumonia Pneumonia

    Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by different types of germs, most commonly viruses. Read about symptoms and treatment.

  • Teaching Your Child How to Swallow Pills Teaching Your Child How to Swallow Pills

    Swallowing a pill is something that many of us take for granted. But just like any skill, learning to swallow a pill takes practice.

  • The Danger of Antibiotic Overuse The Danger of Antibiotic Overuse

    When you bring your child to the doctor for a cold or flu, do you automatically expect a prescription for antibiotics? Here's why taking antibiotics too often or for the wrong reason can do more harm than good.

  • Tips for Treating the Flu Tips for Treating the Flu

    Here are some quick tips for helping your child get over the flu.

  • Vomiting Vomiting

    Most vomiting is caused by gastroenteritis, and usually isn't serious. These home-care tips can help prevent dehydration.

  • What's a Primary Care Physician (PCP)? What's a Primary Care Physician (PCP)?

    PCPs are health care providers that offer routine checkups, vaccines, and non-emergency medical care. Learn more about PCPs and how to choose a great one.

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