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Are Alternative Remedies Safe?

Many are, say experts. With some, though, use caution.

Vaccines: What Are the Side Effects?

Not all parents are confident in vaccinations. Here are the most common reactions to vaccines against 14 diseases, as reported by major health organizations.

Your Family Favorite Doctors

Why you like them: Care, Communication, Compassion and Convenience

Summer Bites and Stings

Here's how to manage summer itches and ouches — and when you should get help.

Asthma: The Focus Is on Control

With no single cause to pursue for a cure, in recent years the medical emphasis has been on controlling asthma. Here's what parents need to know.

What To Do in a First Aid Emergency

You can cope best by staying calm, calling for help and gathering information.

Tanning Beds: Just Say No

Increased use of tanning beds by teenagers has contributed to a sharp rise in melanoma rates in young people, often unaware of the long-term consequences of increased skin cancer risk and premature aging.

Are Your Kids Begging for Braces?

Thanks to a variety of high-tech and trendy options now available, parents may be surprised to find their kids begging for braces.

Should you insist on a flu shot without mercury?

Pediatrician Robert W. Sears, MD, discusses the pros and cons of giving flu shots preserved with mercury compounds to young children.

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