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A to Z Symptom: Chest Pain

Most causes of chest pain in kids and teens are not serious and will clear up with minimal or no treatment.

A to Z Symptom: Cough

Coughing is a symptom, not a disease, and sometimes can help clear the airway.

A to Z Symptom: Crying in Babies

Babies use crying to communicate, and during the first 3 months of life, they cry a lot. Knowing what to expect can help parents and caregivers manage.

A to Z: Calcaneal Apophysitis

See: Sever Disease.

A to Z: Candidiasis

Candidiasis is an overgrowth of a type of yeast, and commonly causes infections in the mouth, vagina, and skin.

A to Z: Canker Sores

See Apthous Ulcers (Canker Sores).

A to Z: Cardiac Arrest

With this medical emergency, the heart suddenly stops beating and prevents oxygen from getting to the body. Read more about it here.

A to Z: Cardiomegaly

Diseases can put added strain on the heart. As it enlarges to pump more blood to the body, the heart muscle weakens and does not work well in this condition. Read more here.

A to Z: Cardiomyopathy

Learn about cardiomyopathy, a disease in which the heart muscle becomes weak and enlarged, making it difficult to pump blood through the body.

A to Z: Cat Scratch Disease

Cat scratch disease is an infection caused by the bacterium Bartonella henselae. It comes from a scratch or bite of an infected cat, usually a kitten.