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  1. 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.

  2. MRSA and Staph Infections in Children

    MRSA, a staph infection, is on the rise among children, often sending then to the hospital. WebMD explains how children catch MRSA and which symptoms to look for.

  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. Flu Shot or Nasal Spray?

    Each type of flu vaccine has its advantages, so read these facts before deciding on the flu shot or the nasal spray.

  5. Hib (H. influenzae Type B) Vaccine

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

  6. 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.

  7. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    The causes, symptoms, and treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare muscle disease.

  8. 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

  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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