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  • Protect Your Child From Poison

    Children can get very sick if they come in contact with medicines, household products, pesticides, chemicals, or cosmetics. This can happen at any age and can cause serious reactions. However, most children who come in contact with these things are not permanently hurt if they are treated right away.

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  • Prescription Medicines and Your Child

    There are 2 types of medicines you can buy:

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  • Premature Newborns (Preemies): An Overview

    One in 10 babies (9.6%) was born prematurely in the United States in 2016.

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  • Pool Safety for Children

    A swimming pool can be very dangerous for children. If possible, do not put a swimming pool in your yard until your children are older than 5 years. Help protect your children from drowning by doing the following:

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  • Polio Vaccine: What You Need to Know (VIS)

    Polio is a disease caused by a virus. It enters the body through the mouth. Usually it does not cause serious illness. But sometimes it causes paralysis (can't move arm or leg), and it can cause meningitis (irritation of the lining of the brain). It can kill people who get it, usually by paralyzing the

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  • Pneumonia and Your Child

    After an exam, the doctor may order a blood test or an x-ray. These tests can help your doctor decide how to treat your child's infection. If your child needs medicine, be sure you know the right amount, when to give the medicine, and if you should give food with it. If you forget or don't understand

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  • Pneumonia

    An inflammation of the lungs primarily caused by a viral or, less commonly, bacterial infection. Infection of the lungs often is secondary to an infection that starts in the nose and throat area (ie, the upper portion of the respiratory tract) and then spreads to the lungs (ie, the lower portion of the

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  • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (VIS)

    Vaccination can protect older adults (and some children and younger adults) from pneumococcal disease.

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  • Pneumococcal Infections

    Meningitis (brain), Bacteremia (bloodstream), Pneumonia (lungs), Sinusitis (sinus membranes), and Otitis media (ears). These infections can be dangerous to very young children, the elderly, and people with certain high-risk health conditions.

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  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine: What you need to know (VIS)

    Many Vaccine Information Statements are available in Spanish and other languages. See www.immunize.org/vis

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  • Playing Is How Toddlers Learn
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  • Playground Safety

    Each year, about 200,000 children get hurt on playground equipment with injuries serious enough to need treatment in the emergency department. About 15 children die each year from playground injuries. While many of these injuries happen on home equipment, most occur at school and public playgrounds.

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  • Pinworms

    Small, white, threadlike worms (0.25″–0.5″ long) that live in the large intestine

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  • Pinkeye and Your Child

    Pinkeye (acute contagious conjunctivitis) occurs when the thin tissue covering the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelids is red or swollen (inflamed).

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  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)

    Inflammation (ie, redness, swelling) of the thin tissue covering the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelids

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  • Physical Activity: Overcoming Obstacles (Care of the Young Athlete)

    There are many benefits of regular physical activity; however, people often have many excuses for not being more physically active. The following is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics encouraging families to consider all the

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