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Corneal abrasions, which are common among kids, happen when something gets into the
eye. Though sometimes painful, they're rarely serious and usually heal within a few
A corneal abrasion happens when something cuts, scratches, or scrapes the cornea (the
clear tissue covering the eye). Most will heal in a couple of days.
Laryngoscopy, a visual exam of the voicebox and airway, can help discover the causes
of voice and breathing problems, throat or ear pain, and other bothersome symptoms.
Learn what medicines and therapies are used to get kids better, and keep them well.
Learn about causes of breathing difficulties and conditions that can affect the lungs
The immune system, composed of special cells, proteins, tissues, and organs that protect
against germs and microorganisms, is the body's defense against disease.
Answers to your questions about common health problems.
If you just found out you're pregnant, one of the first tests you should expect is
a blood-type test. This basic test determines your blood type and Rh factor, which
may play an important role in your baby's health.
While typhoid fever isn't common in the U.S., it can be a health threat elsewhere.
Learn about this illness and how to prevent it.
Coping and advice for parents caring for a child with a serious or long-term illness.