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Cold & Flu Review

Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes. When a person has bronchitis, it may be harder for air to pass in and out of the lungs.

Colds

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

Flu Center

Learn all about protecting your family from the flu and what to do if your child gets flu-like symptoms.

How Many Doses of Flu Vaccine Does My Child Need?

Knowing the doctor-recommended flu vaccination schedule can be confusing. Use this tool to help you understand how many doses your child needs.

How to Safely Give Acetaminophen

What kind? How much? How often? Find out how to give this pain and fever medicine.

Is It a Cold or the Flu?

The flu usually makes kids feel worse than if they have a cold. But it's not always easy to tell the difference. Here are tips on what to look for — and what to do.

Is the Flu Vaccine a Good Idea for Your Family?

The flu vaccine is a good idea for all families. It does not cause the flu, and it helps keep kids and parents from getting sick.

Too Late for the Flu Vaccine?

The flu vaccine is usually offered between September and mid-November. Even though it's best to get it then, being vaccinated later can still help protect against the flu.