Asperger’s Syndrome

Top of the page Asperger’s Syndrome Topic Overview What is Asperger’s syndrome? Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder that makes it very hard to interact with other people. Your child may find it hard to make friends because he or she is...

Childhood Immunization Catch-Up Schedule: Ages 4 Months to 18 Years

Top of the page Childhood Immunization Catch-Up Schedule: Ages 4 Months to 18 Years Topic Overview After getting approval from several expert groups, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following immunization schedule for children....

Getting Enough Calcium and Vitamin D

Top of the page Getting Enough Calcium and Vitamin D Topic Overview Why is it important to get enough calcium and vitamin D? Your body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium. Calcium keeps your bones and muscles—including your heart—healthy and strong. People who do...

Tonsillitis

Top of the page Tonsillitis Topic Overview What is tonsillitis? Tonsillitis is an infection or inflammation of the tonsils. The tonsils are balls of lymph tissue on both sides of the throat, above and behind the tongue. They are part of the immune system, which helps...
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