What Vaccines Do Preteens and Teens Need?
Vaccines aren’t just for babies and young kids. Teens and preteens need them, too. Find out which ones they need, when to get them, and what to do if you missed a dose.
5 Surprising Sources of Lead Exposure
Lead poisoning is a serious risk for young kids. WebMD offers tips for preventing lead exposure close to home.
How to Control Contagious Infections in Children
Some childhood illnesses can readily spread. Learn what you can do to try to keep that from happening.
What to Do When Your Child Has the Flu
The causes, symptoms, and treatments of a child’s flu.
Your Child’s Cough
What you should know about your child’s cough. Explore coughs from colds and flu, treatments, and when to call your doctor.
Is Your Child Too Sick for School?
When should you keep your child home from school? Here is expert advice.
Understanding Sore Throat: Treatment
Get the basics on sore throat treatment.
Protecting Your Child From Dehydration and Heat Illness
Children are at greater risk than adults for dehydration and heat illness. WebMD provides tips for keeping your child hydrated for a healthy, active summer.
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.
An Overview of Meningococcal Meningitis
WebMD explains meningococcal meningitis -- a serious and sometimes fatal bacterial infection -- including causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.