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Ear Infections

Ear Infections

Preventing and Treating Ear Infections [PDF – 2 pages]Is your child’s ear hurting? It could be an ear infection. Children are more likely than adults to get ear infections. Talk to your child’s doctor about the best treatment.Some ear infections, such as middle ear...

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After the Baby Comes

After the Baby Comes

After your baby arrives, there’s a lot to think about. Click on the following links to learn more about how to help keep you and your baby healthy and safe, as well as learn about certain birth defects and medical conditions. HealthBreastfeeding: You and your baby...

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RSV Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection

RSV Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection

Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. RSV is the most common cause of...

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Creating Positive Childhood Experiences

Creating Positive Childhood Experiences

Healthy and happy childhoods start now. Learn how you can help! Children and families thrive when they have access to safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments. These relationships and environments are essential to creating positive childhood experiences...

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Childhood Arthritis

Childhood Arthritis

What is childhood arthritis? Arthritis in children is called childhood arthritis or juvenile arthritis. The most common type of childhood arthritis is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Childhood arthritis can cause...

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Lead Poisoning Prevention

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Protecting children from exposure to lead is important to lifelong good health. No safe blood lead level in children has been identified. Even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to affect learning, ability to pay attention, and academic achievement. While the...

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. CDC works to understand ACEs and prevent them. https://youtu.be/8gm-lNpzU4g Fast Facts: Preventing Adverse...

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Picky Eaters and What to Do

Picky Eaters and What to Do

Español (Spanish)  Your child might not like every food you give him or her on the first try. Give your child a chance to try foods again and again, even if he or she does not like them at first. Children may need to try some foods many times before they like them....

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Foods and Drinks to Avoid or Limit

Healthy eating is all about balance. There is no need to add salt or sugar to your child’s food. There are also some foods and drinks that are not safe for your child to eat and others that are not as healthy choices as other foods.Honey before 12 months may cause a...

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Chocking Hazards

Your baby is learning how to chew and swallow foods. This means your child may choke. By 12 months old, your child is getting better at eating and may even be feeding themselves. Even though your child can now eat most foods, some are still choking hazards. The way...

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Child Passenger Safety: Get the Facts

Child Passenger Safety: Get the Facts

Motor Vehicle Crashes: A Leading Cause of Death for Children In 2019, 608 child passengers age 12 and younger died in motor vehicle crashes,1 and more than 91,000 were injured.2 Of the children 12 and younger who died in a crash (for whom restraint use was known), 38%...

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Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect

Child abuse and neglect are serious public health problems that can have long-term impact on health, opportunity, and wellbeing. CDC works to understand the problems of child abuse and neglect and prevent them.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kcKX2In0B0 Video -...

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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. There is often nothing about how people with ASD look that sets them apart from other people, but people with ASD may communicate,...

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Keeping Children Safe

Keeping Children Safe

School is back in session. As you stock up on pencils, take first-day pictures, and adjust to new bus schedules, take a few, quick steps that can keep your child safer during an emergency. From tornadoes to water main breaks, emergencies can occur with little or no...

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Holiday Celebrations

Holiday Celebrations

Safer Ways to Celebrate Holidays Attending gatherings to celebrate events and holidays increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. The safest way to celebrate is virtually, with people who live with you, or outside and at least 6 feet apart from others. For...

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What is ADHD?

ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about...

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