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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.

Allergy Shots

Many kids battle allergies year-round, and some can't control their symptoms with medications. For them, allergy shots (or allergen immunotherapy) can help.


Knowing the basics of anesthesia may help answer your questions and ease some concerns — both yours and your child's.

Anesthesia: What to Expect

Here's a quick look at what may happen before, during, and after your child gets anesthesia.


Antibiotics are medicines that treat infections and other problems caused by bacteria. Here are the basics on what they can help with.


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.