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Keep your loved ones healthy with these tips on caring for sick children, handling doctor visits and preparing for emergencies.
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When Does a Child's Fever Warrant a Doctor's Attention?

As any parent knows, all kids get child fevers, but sometimes it's tough to know whether your child's fever requires you to visit a pediatrician. How can you judge the severity of a child's fever?

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  • 4 Steps to Create a Family Emergency Plan

    4 Steps to Create a Family Emergency Plan

    When a medical emergency strikes your household, things can go from the usual semi-hectic to complete chaos very quickly. There is little time to sort through files to find phone numbers and shot records -- that's where your family emergency plan comes in. See more »

  • Family Medical Records Kit

    Family Medical Records Kit

    Medical records for each family member are one of the most important items to keep around. Even if you and the rest of your family are pretty healthy, keep these items together in case of an emergency. See more »

  • What Your Pediatrician Wishes You Knew

    What Your Pediatrician Wishes You Knew

    Ever wonder what doctors talk about when no one else is around? You might be surprised to learn a few things that would actually help him or her do a better job. See more »

  • What's the effect of children's exposure to actual violence as victims or as witnesses?

    What's the effect of children's exposure to actual violence as victims or as witnesses?

    Exposure to violence can be traumatizing. Studies show that children who witness violent behavior may be affected by the experience. Is there a way to know just how much violence has changed a child? See more »

  • You Should Call the Pediatrician If...

    You Should Call the Pediatrician If...

    For new parents, even the slightest cough or sniffle from your little one can be enough to prompt a trip to the doctor. But learning a few basics of childhood illnesses and at-home treatments will help you know the right time to make that call. See more »

  • 5 Ways Schools Can Stop Bullying

    5 Ways Schools Can Stop Bullying

    Whether they're in the office or on the playground, bullies intimidate the people around them. School-age bullies are a perfect example: They're usually bigger or older or more popular than many of their peers. What can schools do to stop classmate-on-classmate abuse? See more »

  • Calcium Crisis Affects American Youth

    Calcium Crisis Affects American Youth

    An alarming percentage of kids today are not getting the proper amount of calcium each day, placing them at serious risk for osteoporosis and other bone diseases. What can you do to keep the calcium crisis from affecting your children? See more »

  • Childhood Vaccinations

    Childhood Vaccinations

    Children are born with protection from many diseases, thanks to antibodies passed through the placenta. Within a year, however, this defense is lost, so children need vaccinations to protect them from these diseases. See more »

  • How to Care for a Sick Child

    How to Care for a Sick Child

    Knowing what to do when your child is sick will ease her pain -- and your worries. Learn how to read symptoms, how to treat a fever, and most importantly, how to stay calm in an emergency. See more »

  • Parenting Advice: Your 5 Worst Nightmares and Their Cures

    Parenting Advice: Your 5 Worst Nightmares and Their Cures

    Get parenting advice to help keep your kid safe from common issues. Our parenting advice will protect your kid from lice, concussions and more! See more »

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