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During your baby's first year of life, her vision and language abilities are developing rapidly. Stimulate her by talking, singing, and reading to her to help her understand language and sounds. Ensure her safety by putting her to sleep on her back, putting her in a car seat every time she rides in the car, cutting her food into small pieces so she doesn't choke, and getting her the appropriate immunizations.

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    Roseola Article
    • Roseola facts
    • What is roseola? Is roseola contagious?
    • What virus causes roseola?
    • How is roseola spread? What is the incubation period for roseola?
    • What are roseola symptoms and signs?
    • How is the diagnosis of roseola established?
    • How high can the fever go with roseola?
    • What is the treatment for the fever of roseola?
    • Can the fever cause a seizure?
    • Is a seizure due to fever dangerous?
    • What should one do if his or her child with roseola has a seizure?
    • Is there a rash with roseola?
    • What is most remarkable characteristic of roseola?
    • How long does roseola last?
    • Are there any complications of roseola?
    • Should a child with roseola see a doctor?
    • When can the child return to child care?
    • Is it possible to prevent roseola?
    • What is the prognosis for a child with roseola?
    • Are there other names for roseola?
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  • Iron Deficiency Iron is a mineral our bodies need. Iron deficiency is a condition resulting from not enough iron in the body. It is the most...learn more »
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    Iron Deficiency Article
    • Iron and iron deficiency facts*
    • What is iron and why do we need it?
    • What is iron deficiency and why is it a concern?
    • What causes iron deficiency?
    • Who is most at risk for iron deficiency?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of iron deficiency?
    • How is iron deficiency diagnosed?
    • How is iron deficiency treated?
    • Can iron deficiency be prevented?
    • Babies
    • Young children (aged 1-5 years)
    • Adolescent girls and women of childbearing age
    • Pregnant women
    • How much iron do I need?
    • What are dietary sources of iron?
    • Dietary sources of Vitamin C
    • Iron overload and hemochromatosis
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    Listeria Article
    • Listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes infection) facts
    • What is listeriosis? What causes listeriosis?
    • What are listeriosis symptoms and signs?
    • What are the risk factors for listeriosis?
    • How is listeriosis diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for listeriosis?
    • How does a person get listeriosis?
    • Can listeriosis be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis (outcome) for Listeria infections?
    • If a person has eaten recalled food potentially contaminated with Listeria, what should he or she do?
    • What is the government doing about listeriosis?
  • Gum Disease Gum disease is caused by plaque and may result in tooth loss without proper treatment. Symptoms and signs of gum disease...learn more »
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    Gum Disease Article
    • What is gum disease (gingivitis)?
    • What is the difference between gingivitis and periodontal disease?
    • What causes gum disease?
    • Does gum disease cause bad breath?
    • What does gum disease look like? What are gum disease symptoms and signs?
    • How do health-care professionals diagnose gum disease?
    • What is the treatment for gum disease?
    • What types of specialists treat gum disease?
    • What types of medication are used to treat gum disease?
    • Are home remedies or natural treatments effective for gum disease?
    • Is it possible to reverse gum disease?
    • Is gum disease associated with other health problems?
    • How is gum disease managed in children?
    • How is gum disease managed in pregnancy?
    • Is it possible to prevent gum disease?
    • What is the best toothpaste to use to prevent gum disease?
    • Is gum disease contagious?

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