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Doctor & Hospital Visits

Balancing Schoolwork and Hospital Stays

When your child has a serious or chronic illness, it's hard to think beyond the next treatment. But with some planning, you can help your child balance schoolwork with hospital stays.


A biobank is a special lab that stores samples donated by patients. Scientists use them to study what causes a sickness or disease and to find treatments.

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 (chemo) is treatment with medicines that stop the growth of cancer cells.

Choosing a Pediatrician 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.

COVID-19: Kids & Medical Care During the Pandemic

Kids should see their doctors for well-child visits and other care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's what parents should know.

Electronic Health Records

Many health institutions digitally store their patients' health information. Learn about electronic health records (EHRs) and how they can improve health care.

Getting Health Visits in Your Preferred Language

Making sure you and your child’s doctor understand each other is key to a helpful health care visit. If English isn’t your first or preferred language, here's how to do that.

Getting the Most From a Doctor's Visit

Here are tips on the best ways to communicate with your child's doctor and get the most information during a visit.

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.