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  • Your Child's Eyes

    Eye exams by your child’s doctor are an important way to identify problems with your child’s vision. Problems that are found early have a better chance of being treated successfully. Read on for information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about your child’s vision, including signs of vision

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  • Your Child and the Environment

    Environmental dangers are everywhere. Most of these dangers are more harmful to children than adults. However, there are things you can do to reduce your child's contact with them. Read more to learn about how to protect your family from environmental dangers.

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  • Your Child's Growth: Developmental Milestones

    Watching a young child grow is a wonderful and unique experience for a parent. Learning to sit up, walk, and talk are some of the major developmental milestones your child will achieve.

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  • Your Child Has a Sore Throat: What's the Cause?

    A sore throat is one of the most common concerns among parents of school-aged children. Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about sore throats and their causes. Also included is information about strep throat tests, tonsillitis, how to prevent the spread of germs, and when to

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  • Your Child's Mental Health: When to Seek Help and Where to Get Help

    Have you noticed a recent change in your child's behavior? Is she having trouble getting along with friends? Is he failing school? Is this new behavior affecting your family?

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  • Your Family's Mental Health: 10 Ways to Improve Mood Naturally

    Great physical health is characterized by strength, flexibility, comfort, energy, endurance, and coordination. Similarly, great mental health includes feeling cheerful, hopeful, confident, resilient, adaptable, and connected to the people and world around us. Developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle

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  • ZIKA Virus: Pediatrician Advice for Families
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  • Calcium and You

    As you grow, you need calcium to build strong bones and a healthy body. Getting plenty of calcium while you are young also makes your bones strong and keeps them strong for your entire lifetime.

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  • Feeding Kids Right Isn't Always Easy: Tips for Preventing Food Hassles

    Young children need nutrients from a variety of foods to stay healthy. But what if your child only eats macaroni and cheese or will not eat any vegetables?

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  • Growing Up Healthy: Fat, Cholesterol and More

    Many Americans consume too many calories and too much fat, especially saturated fat, trans fat, and sugar. These eating patterns are one cause of America's high rates of obesity and heart disease.

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  • What's to Eat? Healthy Foods for Hungry Children

    Young children need a variety of foods to get the energy they need to grow up healthy. Read on for information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on creative ways to serve up breakfast and lunch, tips for picky eaters, and how to make healthy fast-food choices. Also read some tips about food

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  • MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella) Vaccine (VIS)

    Measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella are viral diseases that can have serious consequences. Before vaccines, these diseases were very common in the United States, especially among children. They are still common in many parts of the world.

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  • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (VIS)

    Vaccination can protect older adults (and some children and younger adults) from pneumococcal disease.

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  • Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine (MenB) (VIS)

    Meningococcal disease is a serious illness caused by a type of bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis. It can lead to meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) and infections of the blood. Meningococcal disease often occurs without warning — even among people who are otherwise

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  • Tobacco: Straight Talk for Teens

    Did you know that about 80% of teens in the United States don't smoke? They've made a healthy choice.

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  • The Risks of Tobacco Use

    Many people think that the only people harmed by tobacco use are smokers who have smoked for a long time. The fact is that tobacco use can be harmful to everyone. This includes unborn babies and people who don’t smoke.

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