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Home apnea monitors for SIDs

When babies need them—and when they don’t

babyIDS stands for sudden infant death syndrome. It is the sudden, unexplained death of an infant under one year old. SIDS is rare, but parents worry a lot about it. (read more) 




Antibiotics for a sore throat, cough, or runny nose

When children need them - and when they don’t

kleenexIf your child has a sore throat, cough, or runny nose, you might expect the doctor to prescribe antibiotics. But most of the time, children don’t need antibiotics to treat a respiratory illness. (read more)


Choosing Wisely: Antibiotics

Antibiotics can help, but may not be right for all situations. 
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Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About a New Drug

If your physician prescribes a new medication for your child, there are important questions you might ask.

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CT scans for children with head injuries

When they need them—and when they don’t

head injuryA blow to the head can be scary. But usually it is not very serious. Often there is just a mild concussion, with no serious injuries like bleeding or cracks to the skull. (read more)




Treating ADHD

Kids are naturally on the go and sometimes have trouble paying attention. 
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Antibiotics for Swimmer's Ear

  
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Millions of people take antibiotics to treat sinusitis. For most, there are better ways to relieve sinus congestion and pain. For more information, here is a patient brochure: http://consumerhealthchoices.org/wp-c...

      
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    Published on Jul 9, 2012

    Millions of people take antibiotics to treat sinusitis. For most, there are better ways to relieve sinus congestion and pain. For more information, here is a patient brochure: http://consumerhealthchoices.org/wp-c...

      Some children are prone to ear infections. Oral antibiotics may not be the best treatment.

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