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Medical experts agree that children should say home if their illness affects their performance in school

Practice good hygiene and watch for worsening conditions when it comes to these viruses.

Check your child’s head often for lice and lice eggs

Tend to heat-related injuries quickly, experts say

Ebola virus is transmitted by direct contact with blood or secretions from an infected individual. The virus does not spread through the air.

Cord blood banking is the collection and storage of blood from the umbilical cord and placenta during delivery. Cord blood contains stem cells that can be used for research and for the treatment of such diseases as certain cancers, blood and immune system disorders and genetic metabolic disorders.

Growing babies do best on breast milk

Infants who want to sleep too much – day or night – might need to be awakened for feedings

Limiting snacking and sugary drinks and brushing as soon as the first tooth appears can help deter cavities.

If your child does get mildly sunburned, apply cool cloths or aloe vera.

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Dr. Rhonda Patt
Dr. Rhonda Patt is a pediatrician with Charlotte Pediatric Clinic and past president of the Charlotte Pediatric Society.