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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.

Medical Care

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.

Health Screening Tests

Health screening tests are routine tests that check for problems before signs show up. When problems are found early, the care is often simpler and may work better.

How Can I Comfort My Baby During Shots?

Find out what the experts have to say.

Immunization Schedule

Which vaccines does your child need and when? Use this immunization schedule as a handy reference.

Medical Care and Your 1- to 2-Year-Old

The toddler months might continue to bring colds, bruises, and other minor emergencies, but you'll also find yourself dealing with your toddler's emerging independence.

Medical Care and Your 1- to 3-Month-Old

You probably have lots of questions about your baby's health. When should you call the doctor, and what medical care should you expect for your baby at this age?

Medical Care and Your 13- to 18-Year-Old

Regular visits help your teen's doctor keep track of changes in physical, mental, and social development. The doctor can also help your teen understand the importance of choosing a healthy lifestyle.

Medical Care and Your 2- to 3-Year-Old

Regular well-child exams are essential to keeping kids healthy and up-to-date with immunizations against dangerous diseases. Here's what to expect at the doctor's office.

Medical Care and Your 4- to 5-Year-Old

Regular well-child exams are an important part of keeping kids healthy and up to date on immunizations against serious diseases. Find out what to expect at the doctor's office.

Medical Care and Your 4- to 7-Month-Old

Because your baby begins to show his or her personality during these months, your questions may move from simple sleeping and eating concerns to those about physical and social development.