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How to buy good running shoes for your child: Use this guide to shop for the right fit.

Skin problems in newborns: Learn about some common conditions.

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Find out what you can expect and how you can soothe and clean your baby’s gums when their primary teeth first start to appear.

Lyme disease

Lyme disease is an infection that is transmitted by deer tick. Find out about the signs, symptoms and risk factors and how a doctor can help.

Café au lait macules

Café-au-lait macules (CALMs), or café-au-lait spots, are flat, oval marks on the skin. Find out how CALMs affect the body and when and how they can be treated.

Speech problems

Discover the causes of speech problems, the signs and symptoms at different ages, when to see a doctor and what treatment is possible.

Your child’s eye exam: Learn about the exam and your child’s vision care team.

Cystic fibrosis: Search for a cure
Discover the journey towards a cure for CF.

Asthma: Use this interactive page to teach your child how to manage their asthma.

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