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  • Talking to Your Child's Preschool Teacher for Parents

    Enrolling your little one in preschool can be a time filled with many questions. Find out how to establish an open, clear channel of communication with your child's preschool teacher.

  • The Medical Home for Parents

    A medical home is a new term in health care. But what does it mean? Find out what a medical home is and why your child needs one.

  • Rotavirus for Parents

    Rotavirus infection affects most kids and is one of the most common causes of diarrhea. A vaccine to prevent it is now recommended for all kids.

  • Head Lice for Parents

    Lice aren't dangerous and they don't spread disease, but they are contagious, annoying, and sometimes hard to get rid of. Learn more about this common childhood problem and how to get rid of those pesky little bugs.

  • Coxsackievirus Infections for Parents

    Coxsackievirus infections can spread from person to person. In most cases, the viruses cause mild flu-like symptoms, but can lead to more serious infections.

  • Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease for Parents

    This common illness causes painful blisters and spreads easily in daycare centers and other places where young kids are in close quarters.

  • Diarrhea for Parents

    Most kids battle diarrhea from time to time, so it's important to know what to do to relieve and even prevent it.

  • Separation Anxiety for Parents

    Teary and tantrum-filled goodbyes are common with separation anxiety, which is a perfectly normal part of childhood development.

  • Palliative Care for Parents

    The goal of palliative medical care is to prevent and relieve pain and suffering while also easing stress, anxiety, and the fear associated with serious illness.

  • Preventing Abductions for Parents

    It's important to teach your kids to be cautious without filling them with fear or anxiety. Here are ways to lessen the chances that your child will be abducted.

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