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If your children have food allergies, stay close to them and monitor their candy haul on Halloween.

Over-the-counter meds are not safe for babies, but there are ways to treat cold symptoms.

It’s hard not to get alarmed with every sniffle, but these guidelines will help parents gauge when a cough or sniffle might mean something more alarming

Infection can easily occur if sterile procedures aren’t followed.

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.

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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.
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