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  • Balancing Academics and Serious Illness
    When your child has a serious or chronic illness, it's hard to think beyond the next treatment. But with planning and communication, you can help your child balance treatment and academics.
  • Birthing Centers and Hospital Maternity Services
    Where you choose to give birth is an important decision. Is a hospital or a birth center right for you? Knowing the facts can help you make your decision.
  • Chemotherapy
    Chemotherapy medications are used to treat cancer throughout the body by killing actively dividing cells. Learn more about chemo.
  • Electronic Health Records
    By 2014, most U.S. health institutions will be digitally storing their patients' health information. Learn about electronic health records (EHRs) and what they'll mean for your family.
  • Finding a Doctor for Your New Baby
    Along with considering baby names and buying a crib, choosing the right health care provider should be on your to-do list when you're expecting.
  • Finding Your Way in the Health Care System
    It can be stressful when your child needs medical attention, and more so when you're worried about where to get that care and how much it will cost. Here are some basics on managing the health care system.
  • Going to the Emergency Room
    Knowing what to expect when you need to take your child to the emergency room can help make it a little less stressful.
  • How Can Obamacare Help Kids?
    Find out what the experts have to say.
  • How to Find Affordable Health Care
    Finding coverage for your kids may be difficult, but it's not impossible. Many kids are eligible for government or community programs, even if their parents work. Learn what resources are available to your family.
  • Is it a Medical Emergency?
    Should you head straight for the emergency room when your child is hurt? Different problems require different levels of care, and you have many options.
  • Making Sense of Medical News
    Medical news can be baffling. How do you know what's important, accurate, and relevant to your family's health? There are some simple ways to evaluate what the news means to you.
  • Medical Care and Your 13- to 18-Year-Old
    Regular visits help your teen's doctor keep track of changes in physical, mental, and social development. The doctor can also help your teen understand the importance of choosing a healthy lifestyle.
  • Medical Care and Your 2- to 3-Year-Old
    Regular well-child exams are essential to keeping kids healthy and up-to-date with immunizations against dangerous diseases. Here's what to expect at the doctor's office.
  • Medical Care and Your 4- to 5-Year-Old
    Regular well-child exams are essential for keeping kids healthy and up-to-date with immunizations against dangerous childhood diseases. Find out what to expect at the doctor's office.
  • Medical Care and Your 6- to 12-Year-Old
    Regular well-child exams are essential to keep kids healthy and up-to-date with immunizations. Find out what to expect at the doctor's office.
  • Preparing Your Child for Visits to the Doctor
    When kids anticipate "going to the doctor," many become worried and apprehensive about the visit. Here's how to help them.
  • Radiation Therapy
    Radiation therapy, also called radiotherapy, irradiation, or X-ray therapy, is one of the most common forms of cancer treatment.
  • Talking to Your Child's Doctor
    Building a relationship with your child's doctor requires communication and reasonable expectations.
  • What's a Nurse Practitioner?
    Every parent wants the best medical care available. What are nurse practitioners, and how do they compare to medical doctors?
  • What's an Osteopath?
    You might be surprised to learn that not all physicians have the letters MD after their names. Some have the letters DO (doctor of osteopathy).
  • When Your Child Outgrows Pediatric Care
    Help your teen or young adult make the transition from pediatric health care to adult health care. Get tips on finding a new doctor and getting health insurance.
  • When Your Child's in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    It can be frightening whenever kids are in the hospital — and even more so when they're admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). But a basic understanding of the PICU may make it a little easier to cope with.
  • Who's Who in the Hospital
    Parents are likely to be stressed when a child is hospitalized, and questions about the people providing medical care and what roles they play can add to the confusion. Our guide can help.
 

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