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Pneumococcal Vaccine FAQs
In 2017, pneumonia killed nearly 50,000 people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But there is a vaccine that can prevent this lung infection.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
An effective COVID-19 vaccine may be one of the key ways to end the coronavirus pandemic. That's why health officials are continuing to push forward on a possible vaccine.
How COVID-19 Affects Children
How does COVID-19 affect kids? It's a question most parents have. And we're starting to get answers.
Limiting Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued guidance meant to limit exposure to inorganic arsenic among infants.
Heads-Up: New Lice Rx Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new treatment for head lice.
Going Back to School During COVID-19
Back-to-school season can already be a stressful time for parents. Add a global pandemic into the mix, and many parents might be pulling their hair out. Here's how to help your child stay safe.
How to Spot Depression in Children
In kids and teens, severe depression is a real risk to health and well-being. Learn how to spot the signs of depression in your child.
First Oral Rx for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first-ever oral medication for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
Rx for Chagas Disease Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a treatment for Chagas disease.
Healthy Back-to-School Habits
Maybe you’ve already been back-to-school shopping and are ready to send your kids into a new school year with all the right supplies. But do you know how to keep your kids healthy as school starts back?