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Medical Conditions Q&A

Can Endometriosis Make It Difficult to Have Children?

Find out what the experts have to say.

How Long Does it Take for a Broken Bone to Heal?

How long does a broken bone take to heal? Find out!

Is There a Connection Between Vaccines and Autism?

Many scientific studies have shown that there is no link between vaccines — or any of their ingredients — and autism.

Should Kids & Teens Who Aren't Sexually Active Be Vaccinated Against HPV?

The HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine is now recommended for girls and boys both. Here's why.

Tests for Food Allergies

Doctors often use a combination of skin tests and blood tests to test for food allergies. Learn about what to expect if your child gets tested.

What Is Skin Testing for Allergies?

A scratch or skin prick test is a common way doctors find out more about a person's allergies.

What Should I Look for on Food Labels if My Child Has Food Allergies?

Food labels can help you spot allergens your child must avoid. Find out more.

What's the Difference Between a Food Allergy and a Food Intolerance?

Food allergies and food intolerances, like lactose intolerance, are not the same. Find out more.