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Steps to take for a successful back-to-school transition

Kurt Newman, M.D., president and CEO of Children’s National Health System, shares tips on how to make returning to a school routine easier on your child.

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Back-to-school health tips

Follow these back-to-school health tips to help prepare for a successful new school year.

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Back-to-school vaccines: what parents need to know

As kids begin and return to school, here’s a guide to keep their vaccine record up-to-date.

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Q&A: Should I be worried about my kids getting mumps?

There’s been a lot of news lately about the thousands of cheerleaders who were exposed to mumps at a cheerleading competition in Texas. How common is something like this, and should I be worried about my kids getting mumps when they go to large public events or even to school?

Girl with the flu

Q&A: Is it safe to give my child Tamiflu?

There’s been a lot of news lately about the dangerous side effects of Tamiflu. Dr. Lee Beers answers a reader’s question about the drug’s safety.