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Teaching Your Child How to Swallow Pills

Swallowing a pill is something that many of us take for granted. But just like any skill, learning to swallow a pill takes practice.

The Danger of Antibiotic Overuse

Taking antibiotics too often or for the wrong reason has led to a dangerous rise in bacteria that no longer respond to medicine. Find out what you can do to prevent antibiotic overuse.

The Flu (Influenza)

Flu symptoms tend to come on quickly and are worse than the sneezing and stuffiness of a cold. The flu is very contagious. Find out what to do in this article for parents.

Tips for Treating the Flu

Here are some quick tips for helping your child get over the flu.

Vomiting

Most vomiting is caused by gastroenteritis, and usually isn't serious. These home-care tips can help prevent dehydration.

What's a Primary Care Physician (PCP)?

PCPs are health care providers that offer routine checkups, vaccines, and non-emergency medical care. Learn more about PCPs and how to choose a great one.

Who Should Get the Flu Vaccine?

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.