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    1. 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.

    2. Prevent Lead Poisoning

      Learn how to prevent lead poisoning from the experts at WebMD.

    3. Fire Safety Measures

      Fires are a leading cause of injury and death in the home. Learn more from WebMD about fire safety.

    4. Frequently Asked Questions About Children's Health

      WebMD answers key questions about children's health, including chronic ear infections, SIDS, colds and flu, and depression.

    5. The Facts About Bisphenol A

      How careful does a parent need to be when it comes to plastics and BPA? Here's the latest information about possible BPA risks.

    6. Hepatitis A and B Vaccines: What You Need to Know

      Not sure if you need the hepatitis A and B vaccines? Here's who should and shouldn't get them.

    7. Pneumococcal Vaccine

      WebMD explains the importance of the pneumococcal vaccine for adults, children, and anyone with a chronic illness - along with its side effects.

    8. The Nasal Flu Spray: Get the Facts

      The nasal flu vaccine sounds like a safe bet for anyone who’s scared of needles, but it’s not for everyone. Find out if it could work for you.

    9. Measles

      Measles. This picture shows the “measly” appearance of a child who clearly feels miserable. The disease is brief and self-limited for most children, and the treatment is entirely supportive. The incidence of complications is higher, however, than in other childhood exanthems. Otitis media is the most common. Serious complications include bronchopneumonia and encephalitis, which may cause permanent neurologic damage. Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis is a late sequela of measles.

    10. Kawasaki's Disease

      Kawasaki's disease. Blotchy erythema on the trunk of a child with Kawasaki's disease.

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