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  • Strep Throat (Streptococcal Pharyngitis) and Scarlet Fever

    A disease caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria

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  • Sty

    A mild infection in the eyelid at the base of the eyelashes or near the edge of the eyelid

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  • Teens & COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities During the Outbreak

    Social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19 can be especially hard for teens, who may feel cut off from their friends. Many also face big letdowns as graduations, proms, sports seasons, college visits and other long-planned events are cancelled or postponed. Here are a few ways you can help your

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  • Thrush (Candidiasis)

    A yeast infection predominately produced by Candida albicans organisms causing mouth infections in young infants

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  • Tips for Coping with a New Baby During COVID-19

    All babies cry. Most babies cry a lot from two weeks to two months of age. Some cry more than others, and some cry longer than others. For many new parents, crying is one of the most stressful parts of coping with a newborn.

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  • Tuberculosis (TB)

    A disease caused by an infection with the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis that usually involves the lungs but could affect other parts of the body

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  • Upper Respiratory Infection (Common Cold)

    The term upper respiratory infection usually refers to a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract (ie, nose, throat, ears, and eyes). Upper respiratory infections are common among infants in child care (10–12 per year) but become less common as children mature. Older children and adults have

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  • Urinary Tract Infection

    An infection of one or more parts of the urinary system. The urinary system includes the kidneys, the tubes that join the kidneys to the bladder (ureters), the bladder, and the tube that leads from the bladder to the outside (the urethra).

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  • Vomiting

    If the vomiting is associated with an infection, the incubation and contagious periods depend on the type of germ causing the infection.

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  • Warts (Human Papillomavirus)

    Warts are skin infections caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).

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  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

    A contagious and fairly common bacterial infection that causes a range of illnesses, from mild cough to severe disease

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  • Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak

    To help contain COVID-19, many schools moved children to online learning at home. In addition, many parents are being asked to work from home. These forms of social distancing are needed to help slow the spread of the virus and prevent overloading the health care system.

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  • Yeast Diaper Rash (Candidiasis)

    A shiny red rash, pinker than usual skin, or red bumps in the diaper area that may be caused by a yeast called Candida. There are other causes of diaper rash that produce a similar skin appearance but are not caused by an infection.

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  • Your Child Has a Sore Throat: What's the Cause?

    A sore throat is one of the most common concerns among parents of school-aged children. Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about sore throats and their causes. Also included is information about strep throat tests, tonsillitis, how to prevent the spread of germs, and when to

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