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Frequently Asked Questions About Immunizations
Immunizations have protected millions of children from potentially deadly diseases. Learn about immunizations and find out exactly what they do - and what they don't.
Teaching Your Child How to Swallow Pills
Swallowing a pill is something that many of us take for granted. But just like any skill, learning to swallow a pill takes practice.
How to Safely Give Ibuprofen
What kind? How much? How often? Find out how to give this pain medicine.
How to Safely Give Acetaminophen
What kind? How much? How often? Find out how to give this pain and fever medicine.
Chemotherapy medications are used to treat cancer throughout the body by killing actively dividing cells. Learn more about chemo.
Reye syndrome, an extremely rare but serious illness that can affect the brain and liver, occurs most commonly in kids recovering from a viral infection. Cases have dropped dramatically since the finding of a link between the illness and aspirin use in children.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Alternative medicine includes herbal remedies, teas, supplements, and acupuncture. Learn what the risks are and whether alternative therapies can help your child.
Talking to the Pharmacist
If your child is sick, you'll probably have many questions to ask your doctor. But have you made a list of questions and concerns to share with your pharmacist?
Medications: Using Them Safely
Giving kids medicine safely can be a complicated task. With a little knowledge and a lot of double-checking, you can help treat your child's illness while you prevent dangerous reactions.