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Medicine

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the practice of putting tiny needles into specific spots of the body for medical therapy. Scientific evidence shows that it works for some kinds of medical conditions by stimulating the body to release natural pain killers and other chemicals.

ADHD Medicines

Medicine doesn’t cure ADHD. But it does help boost a child's ability to pay attention, slow down, and have more self-control. This article for parents has details on how ADHD medicines help.

Chemotherapy

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

Common Questions About Vaccines

Vaccines protect kids from potentially deadly diseases. Learn about what they are, how they work, and what they do.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and alternative medicine are types of medicine and healing that differ from conventional medicine. They include things like mind–body therapies, nutritional therapies, body-based therapies, and whole medicine systems.

Does My Child Need an Antibiotic? (Video)

Antibiotics are powerful medicines that can help kids feel better -- but only when they have certain illnesses. Find out if an antibiotic is right for your child.

Epidurals

Epidurals can make giving birth more calm, controlled, and comfortable. Find out more.

Giving Opioid Prescription Pain Medicine: What Parents Need to Know

If your child’s health care provider prescribed a prescription pain medicine that contains an opioid, you probably have many questions about how to use it safely. Get answers here.

Glucagon and Diabetes

Sometimes, if someone with diabetes has very low blood sugar, they need a dose of glucagon to get their blood sugar back to a healthy range.

How Can I Help My Child Use a Nebulizer?

Nebulizers are often used with young children because they require little effort on the child's part. But kids do need to stay in one place and cooperate. If you're having trouble giving treatments, this article is for you!