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Child Health and Pediatric Medical Advice

Get expert medical advice from a Pediatrician about treating common conditions and infections. Plus get information about immunizations, medications and your child's mental health.
  1. Parenting Advice
  2. Expert Q & A
  3. Common Symptoms (231)
  4. Childhood Infections (397)
  5. Childhood Medications (145)
  6. Diseases and Conditions (445)
  7. General Pediatric Topics (107)
  8. Immunizations (107)
  9. Mental Health (104)
  10. Nutrition
  11. Pediatric Surgery (21)
  12. In The News (36)
  13. Pediatric Ophthalmology (15)
  14. Health Pictures (16)
  15. Your Pediatrician

Pediatric Best Practices - Pediatric Parenting Advice
From autism screening to using the new WHO growth charts, review the latest pediatric advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Pediatrics - All About Pediatrics
Learn all about pediatrics, including the history of pediatrics, important milestones in pediatrics, and how to become a pediatrician.

Staying Healthy - Healthy Kids - Healthy Living
Parents are often frustrated by how often their children are sick, especially if they are in school or day care. Learn some tips to keep your kids healthy year round, even during cold and flu season.

Home Remedies - Home Remedies for Sick Kids
Home Remedies - Home Remedies for Sick Kids

How to Wash your Hands Properly
Proper hand washing is an important way to stay healthy year round, helping your kids avoid cold and flu viruses, bacteria that can cause food poisoning and other infections, and germs they can get from their pets or other sick kids.

Extra Help and Specialty Care for Kids
With complicated or chronic conditions, or when you need more help for your child with an undiagnosed disease, a multi-disciplinary pediatric referral clinic or pediatric specialty clinic can be a great resource.

When Should You Call Your Pediatrician?
Learn how to recognize when your child is sick and needs medical attention, so that you can get your child help when he needs it and prevent unnecessary visits to the doctor or emergency room.

Medical Symptom Checker
A medical symptom checker to help you figure out what is wrong with your child. Common symptoms that you can review include ear pain, fever, diarrhea, cough, wheezing, etc.

Pediatric Problem Solver
Use our parenting problem solver to help you find medical and parenting advice and information.

Hazards - Hidden Health Hazards for Kids
Teens are at risk many health hazards, which can be even more of a problem because they can be more hidden, such as the hidden health hazard of...

Normal Pulse Rates for Kids
Parents often know that their own pulse rate or heart rate should be within about 60 to 100 beats per minute. They are often surprised that younger children can have normal pulse rates that are much higher than adults.

Screening Tests
Screening tests help to identify people with a variety of conditions or symptoms, from autism and ADHD to whether they are taking drugs and alcohol.

Summer Camp Health Problems
Going to summer camp is a fun and popular activity for kids. Unfortunately, kids sometimes get sick when they are at camp, especially if they are away for a few weeks. Learn how to prepare so your child can avoid common summer camp health problems.

Pediatric Basics for New Parents
Find help dealing with common issues for new parents, with information about nutrition, sick kids, safety, childhood infections, immunizations and other pediatric problems.

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