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Measles: Learn about the measles virus and how a vaccination protects your child.

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HPV vaccine: What you need to know

Human papillomavirus (HPV) spreads through sexual contact and can cause genital warts and cervical cancer. Learn about the vaccine that protects against it.


The arrival of your baby’s first teeth can be a difficult time. Find out how to soothe your baby’s gums and start a dental care routine.


Diarrhea is frequent, watery stool. Discover the causes and symptoms of diarrhea, how to care for your child and when to see a doctor.

Pierced ear infection

Children often get infection in newly-pierced ears. Learn the causes of these infections and how to prevent and treat them.

Epilepsy: An overview Learn more about epilepsy from SickKids experts and patients.

Belly Bonanza: Follow Blueberry and Green Pea’s journey through the digestive tract.

BrainWave: Look inside this surfer’s brain to find out how it works.

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