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What Parents Should Know About Fevers in Kids

Fevers in kids can be alarming, but they’re not always a cause for concern. Our expert shares how fevers help fight infections, at-home remedies to ease discomfort and when to seek care. Learn what causes a fever, the benefits of a fever, when you should seek additional care and more.

Did Your Child Swallow a Foreign Object? Here’s What to Do

Every year in the U.S., more than 80,000 kids swallow foreign objects — and some of them can be dangerous. Learn what to do when it happens.

The Benefits of Adding a Pet to the Family

Learn more about the benefits of pets, how to pick the best pet for your family, and what to consider before you add a new animal companion.

Everything you Need to Know About Pediatric Eye Care

Our experts share their guidance on regular vision screenings, eye safety and more.

How to Recognize Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders — And When to Seek Help

A new baby brings up a lot of emotions for parents, and they’re not all positive. Learn about warning signs for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and how you can get help.

9 Skin Rashes and Conditions in Kids and How to Treat Them

When your kid suddenly develops a skin rash, it can be difficult to identify the cause and navigate your next steps. Learn from our dermatologist about common skin rashes and when they require treatment.

The Many Benefits of Well-Child Visits

Well-child visits are routine health checkups to ensure that your kid is healthy and thriving. Our experts share why these visits are important and what parents can expect at each age.

What are Germs and How Can We Prevent Them from Spreading?

Germs are the microorganisms behind many common sicknesses, like the flu. Our experts share what exactly germs are, how they spread and how to avoid them.

A Parent’s Guide to Sleep for Kids: Healthy Habits, Benefits, Screen Time and More

How to help your kids build healthy sleep habits, from reducing screen time to building consistent bedtime routines. Plus, read our experts’ answers to commonly asked questions about kids’ sleep.

Advocating for Your Child’s Physical and Emotional Well-Being

Tips from pediatric experts on how to advocate for your child in medical settings, the classroom, politics and more.

Respiratory Illness in Kids: How to Tell the Difference Between COVID-19, RSV, Flu and More

It can be hard to tell the difference between common respiratory illnesses in children. Our experts share advice on how to compare symptoms, prevention tips and when to seek care if your kid is sick.

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