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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Bacterial & Viral Infections

Chickenpox

Chickenpox used to be common in kids, causing a very itchy red rash all over the body. But the good news is that a vaccine can prevent most cases.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is an STD caused by bacteria. It's important to know the symptoms, as treatment can prevent the infection from leading to other health problems.

Cold Sores

Cold sores are small and painful blisters that appear around the mouth, face, or nose. They're very common and, while uncomfortable, usually go away on their own.

Colds

Colds are the most common infectious disease in the United States - and the top reason kids visit the doctor and miss school.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is making people sick with flu-like symptoms. Read this article to learn how to protect your family, and to know when to call your doctor.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) causes inflammation throughout the body. Doctors are trying to find out how these symptoms are related to coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Antibody Testing

Antibody testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) involves taking a small blood sample to check for antibodies that the body may have made to fight the virus.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Being Ready to Quarantine

People who have a coronavirus (COVID-19) infection or are around someone who has it should stay home to prevent spreading the virus. Here's how to prepare to quarantine or isolate at home.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Delta and Other Variants

The Delta variant is the virus now causing the most infections in the U.S. and other countries. Here's how it happened and how to fight it.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Enjoying Holidays, Celebrations, and Gatherings Safely

Events and holidays are different as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Here are some ways to enjoy them safely.