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  • Dengue Fever for Parents


    You're not at risk of this illness in the U.S., but if you live in or are traveling to a tropical country it's wise to take precautions against this virus.

  • Genital Herpes for Teens


    Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). There's no cure for genital herpes, but medicines can help control it.

  • Encephalitis for Teens


    Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. Although encephalitis sounds scary, understanding its causes, symptoms, and treatment can help you feel prepared to deal with it if you ever need to.

  • Dengue Fever for Teens


    This infectious disease can cause high fevers, headaches, rashes, and pain throughout the body. Find out what to do about dengue fever - and how to avoid it.

  • Sickle Cell Disease for Teens


    Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder that makes red blood cells change shape and cause health problems. Find out more in this article for teens.

  • Alpha Thalassemia for Parents


    Alpha thalassemia is a blood disorder in which the body has a problem producing alpha globin, a component of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that transports oxygen throughout the body.

  • A to Z: Obesity, Severe for Parents


    See: Obesity, Morbid.

  • Gene Therapy and Children for Parents


    Gene therapy carries the promise of cures for many diseases and for types of medical treatment most of us would not have thought possible.

  • Cholera for Teens


    Cholera is an intestinal infection that mostly affects people in tropical regions. Find out more about cholera in this article for teens.

  • A to Z: Alpha Thalassemia for Parents


    Learn about genetic disorders and diseases and conditions that affect the blood.