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  1. Organic Lawn Care

    WebMD tells you how to keep your lawn healthy - and pesticide-free.

  2. What Is Enterovirus D68?

    Enterovirus-68 is a type of viral infection that may cause cold-like symptoms or severe respiratory infection, especially in children.

  3. The Meningitis Vaccines: What Parents Should Know

    Meningitis vaccines can protect against most types of meningococcal disease. Should you get a vaccine for your child or teen? Here is information parents should know.

  4. Hib (H. influenzae Type B) Vaccine

    WebMD explains the Hib vaccine -- including when it should be given.

  5. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

    The MMR vaccine is very important for children and some adults who have not yet been exposed or vaccinated. WebMD explains who should get the vaccine and when.

  6. Rotavirus - Topic Overview

    What is rotavirus,and what causes it? Rotavirus is a virus that infects the intestinal tract of almost all young children by age 5. In the United States,most children get sick from rotavirus by age 2. A rotavirus infection causes stomach upset and diarrhea. Babies and very young children with rotavirus infections need to be watched closely because they can become dehydrated. Dehydration ...

  7. Growth and Development, Ages 15 to 18 Years - Promoting Healthy Growth and Development

    You can help your teen between the ages of 15 and 18 years by using basic parenting strategies. These include offering open, positive communication while providing clear and fair rules and consistent guidance. Support your teen in developing healthy habits and attitudes, help him or her make wise choices, and offer guidance in how to balance responsibilities. The following are examples of ways to

  8. Cystic Fibrosis - Exams and Tests

    Tests to diagnose cystic fibrosis can be done at any time-before pregnancy, during pregnancy, in childhood, or in adulthood. Genetic tests for couples who are planning a pregnancy or who are expecting a baby can help determine whether either person is a c

  9. Speech and Language Development - Routine Checkups

    Schedule routine well child visits with your child's doctor. These should occur periodically throughout the first 2 years, and every year thereafter through at least age 6. During these visits, the doctor uses various methods to test your child's development. Most evaluation for speech and language development will be based upon your answers to questions about whether your child has reached ...

  10. Growth and Development, Ages 11 to 14 Years - When to Call a Doctor

    Your child's health professional can help you to discuss difficult issues with your adolescent if you ever are having trouble doing so on your own. Keep in mind that important subjects, such as sex, should be addressed long before you think your child will face them.Call a health professional if your adolescent has possible health problems or issues that may need treatment. Such problems or ...

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