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infection

Could antibiotics spur childhood obesity?

Changes in the gut microbiome might alter the way a developing body stores and burns calories, leading to long-term weight problems.

Is it thrush?

An overgrowth of fungus can give rise to unpleasant symptoms in your child. Know what to look for—and when to seek help.

Kids suffering from RSV

A children's hospital doctor shares information every parent should keep on their radar about this stubborn virus.

Return of the house call?

At-home hospital care may be the wave of the future.

Patient Story

When it rains, it pours

Miguel Munoz thought he just had the flu and back pain. He soon found himself in a fight for his life.

Ocean scourge: Flesh-eating bacteria

Learn how to avoid this ever-increasing threat.

The diverticulitis divide

Half of people age 50 and older will experience this painful bowel condition. Learn how to prevent it—and recognize symptoms when they arise.

Best germ defense: Common sense

There's a happy medium between the parent who travels with bleach and the parent who lets a kid eat mud pies.

CDC: Hepatitis A infections soaring

Drug abuse and homelessness create conditions that led to a jump in cases.

Gone fishing

Antibiotic researchers are diving into the deep blue as they search for a new weapon against drug-resistant superbugs: fish mucus.

Battling the bug

The more you know about norovirus, the better your odds of avoiding this pernicious pathogen.

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