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Ask NOAH About: Child Health  External Link

This consumer health information web site links you to information and resources related to general and specific child and adolescent health issues. Topics include common childhood diseases, chronic i... Details >

NOAH: New York Online Access to Health  External Link

Atopic Dermatitis In Children  External Link

Atopic dermatitis (AD) often called eczema or atopic eczema is a very common skin disease. It affects around 10% of all infants and children. This document discusses AD and heredity, trigger factors i... Details >

National Eczema Association for Science and Education  External Link

Childhood Diarrhea: Messages for Parents

This consumer health information brochure describes diarrhea symptoms, causes, spread and treatment and prevention. Advice is included on how to assess the severity of the problem and when a doctor sh... Details >

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Constipation in Children

Although constipation is usually harmless, it can be a sign or cause of a more serious problem. This fact sheet details the causes and symptoms of this bowel disorder in children and what symptoms wou... Details >

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Controlling Whooping Cough Outbreaks

With the number of reported outbreaks of whooping cough (pertussis) on the rise in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says there is a need to protect adolescents a... Details >

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Febrile Seizures

Also available in: Spanish 

This web page presents a general overview of febrile seizures that include risk factors, treatment, diagnosis, prognosis and current NIH-sponsored research on febrile seizures in medical centers throu... Details >

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health

Head Lice

Also available in: Spanish 

Head lice are primarily spread through direct head to head contact, although sharing personal items may play a role in their spread between children. This fact sheet discusses symptoms and diagnosis ... Details >

National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

KidsHealth Web Site  External Link

Browse this site for up-to-date health information related to children and adolescents. You can find information here about growth, food & fitness, childhood infections, immunizations, lab tests, medi... Details >

Nemours Foundation  External Link

Lice Infestation (Pediculosis)

This web site presents fact sheets that provide basic information about head lice (pediculosis) -- symptoms, diagnosis and treatment -- for professionals and consumers.... Details >

National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Otitis Media (Ear Infection)

Basic consumer health information about otitis media including a description, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and treatment.... Details >

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders