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    1. Seasonal Flu Shot and Nasal Spray

      Learn more from WebMD about the seasonal flu shot and nasal spray, including when to get them and possible side effects.

    2. Diarrhea in Children: Causes and Treatments

      Learn more from WebMD about treating your child's diarrhea.

    3. Whooping Cough Vaccine: FAQ

      Get answers to questions about DTaP and Tdap, the vaccines that prevent whooping cough, diphtheria, and tetanus.

    4. Take Toy Safety Measures

      WebMD shares tips for choosing safe and appropriate toys for children.

    5. Progeria

      Progeria, also known as Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS), is a rare genetic condition that causes a child's body to grow old quickly. There's no cure, but treatment can ease or delay symptoms.

    6. Anxiety Disorders in Children

      An explanation of anxiety disorders in children, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, and social phobia.

    7. Central Precocious Puberty (CPP)

      Learn about adult development that happens sooner -- perhaps years earlier -- than expected.

    8. When to Call 911: 7 Emergencies in Children

      If your child has a medical emergency, this WebMD guide helps you decide when to call 911.

    9. Clubbed Nails

      Clubbed nails. Increased curvature of the nail plate may be due to a wide variety of causes. In this patient, the large, convex nails are a hereditary anomaly and were found to be present in both father and brother. Other causes of clubbing of the nails in children include cyanotic congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis, and chronic inflammatory bowel disease.

    10. Whooping Cough: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

      WebMD explains whooping cough (also known as pertussis), a bacterial infection that causes a cough and cold-like symptoms. Vaccines may help prevent it.

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