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  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

    An infection caused by the reactivation of varicella-zoster (chickenpox) virus within the body of someone who previously had chickenpox or (rarely) someone who had received the chickenpox vaccine in the past

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  • Thrush (Candidiasis)

    A yeast infection predominately produced by Candida albicans organisms causing mouth infections in young infants

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  • Warts (Human Papillomavirus)

    Warts are skin infections caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).

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  • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) Vaccine: What You Need to Know (VIS)

    Measles, mumps, and rubella are serious diseases. Before vaccines they were very common, especially among children.

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  • Sty

    A mild infection in the eyelid at the base of the eyelashes or near the edge of the eyelid

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  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

    A contagious and fairly common bacterial infection that causes a range of illnesses, from mild cough to severe disease

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  • Meningococcal Disease: Information for Teens and College Students

    Certain teens and young adults have a higher risk of getting meningococcal disease. College students, especially freshmen who live in dorms and military recruits, are at an increased risk compared with others in this age group. It's important to know how to protect yourself because meningococcal disease

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  • Strep Throat (Streptococcal Pharyngitis) and Scarlet Fever

    A disease caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria

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  • Middle Ear Fluid and Your Child

    The middle ear is the space behind the eardrum that is usually filled with air. When a child has middle ear fluid (otitis media with effusion), it means that a watery or mucus-like fluid has collected in the middle ear. Otitis media means middle ear inflammation, and effusion means fluid.

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  • Parenting Your Infant
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  • Nursemaid's Elbow

    A pulled elbow (also known as nursemaid’s elbow) is a common, painful injury generally among children under four years old but occasionally older. It occurs when the outer part of the elbow becomes dislocated or slips out of its joint.

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  • Yeast Diaper Rash (Candidiasis)

    A shiny red rash, pinker than usual skin, or red bumps in the diaper area that may be caused by a yeast called Candida. There are other causes of diaper rash that produce a similar skin appearance but are not caused by an infection.

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  • Parent's Guide to Complementary and Integrative Medicine, A

    While most children in North America receive conventional medicine when they are sick, many parents want to know about natural therapies too. Alternative, complementary, and integrative medicine and folk remedies are some of the words used to describe these different therapies. Read on for more information.

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  • Newborn Hearing Screening and Your Baby

    Before you bring your newborn home from the hospital, your baby needs to have a hearing screening.

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  • Pinkeye and Your Child

    Pinkeye (acute contagious conjunctivitis) occurs when the thin tissue covering the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelids is red or swollen (inflamed).

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  • Message to Parents of Teen Drivers, A

    Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and young adults. More than 5,500 young people die every year in car crashes and thousands more are injured. Parents can play an important role in reducing these numbers and keeping their teens alive.

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