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  • Tonsils and Adenoid

    Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about the tonsils and adenoid, tonsillitis, signs of an enlarged adenoid and tonsils, when surgery is recommended, and what if surgery is recommended.

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  • Treating Your Child's Pain: Medical Procedures

    During certain medical procedures, your child may experience pain. These procedures can include having blood drawn, having breathing or feeding tubes put in, or lumbar punctures (spinal taps). Luckily, pain from these activities does not last long. Read on to find out how your child's pain from medical

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  • Type 2 Diabetes: Tips for Healthy Living

    Children with type 2 diabetes can live a healthy life. If your child has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, your child's doctor will talk with you about the importance of lifestyle and medication in keeping your child's blood glucose (blood sugar) levels under control.

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  • Urinary Tract Infections in Young Children

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in young children. These infections can lead to serious health problems. UTIs may go untreated because the symptoms may not be obvious to the child or the parents. The following is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about UTIs—what they are,

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  • VIS—MMR Vaccine (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)

    Measles, mumps, and rubella are serious diseases. Before vaccines they were very common, especially among children.

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  • VIS—MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella) Vaccine

    Measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella are viral diseases that can have serious consequences. Before vaccines, these diseases were very common in the United States, especially among children. They are still common in many parts of the world.

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  • VIS—Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine

    Chickenpox (also called varicella) is a common childhood disease. It is usually mild, but it can be serious, especially in young infants and adults.

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