Kids and Teens

Make sure your kids’ and teen has all the information he or she needs to make smart decisions about puberty, sexuality, food, fitness and emotional well-being.

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  • Acne

    Acne is a common skin condition that develops when the hair follicles in your skin are blocked by dead skin…

  • Adolescents and Young Adults: Getting the Preventive Services You Need

    Get an early start on good lifelong health by learning about the services and advice your family doctor can provide…

  • Amblyopia

    Amblyopia (lazy eye) develops in childhood when one eye doesn’t work properly with the brain. Left untreated, it can lead…

  • Amenorrhea

    Amenorrhea is a medical term for when a woman does not have menstrual periods.

  • Anger Management Issues in Children

    Moments of anger in children are normal. But as parents, it’s important to teach your child how to deal with…

  • Asperger's Syndrome

    Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder on the autism spectrum that can be diagnosed in children as young as 18…

  • Asthma in Kids

    Living with asthma as a child can be difficult. Asthma attacks interfere with a child’s physical activity, sleep, and can…

  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a group of behaviors that causes problems with focus and self control. It affects children…

  • Autism

    Autism is a developmental brain disorder that affects social, behavioral, and communication skills. Degrees of autism can vary, as can…

  • Being a Single Parent

    Being a single parent can be challenging, but also very rewarding. There are things you can do so you don’t…

  • Body Image (Children and Teens)

    Children's opinions of their bodies form at a very young age. Research suggests that children as young as 3 years…

  • Body Piercing

    Body piercing is when a hole is made in your skin so you can add a piece of jewelry for…

  • Boys and Puberty

    Most boys experience puberty between the ages of 9 and 16. It’s important your son learn about the changes of…

  • Bronchiolitis

    Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection in infants and young children. It is usually caused by a virus. RSV is…

  • Caffeine and Kids

    Caffeine is a drug that should be limited for children and adolescents. Caffeine can lead to higher blood pressure, sleep…

  • Central Precocious Puberty

    Central precocious puberty, also known as gonadotropin-dependent precocious puberty, occurs when girls less than 8 years old and boys less…

  • Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological disorders that affect body movement and muscle coordination. It usually appears in infancy…

  • Chickenpox

    Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. It once was a common childhood disease until a vaccine…

  • Chickenpox Vaccine

    Chickenpox is highly contagious and can be very serious. Beginning at 12 months old, almost everyone should have the chickenpox…

  • Child Safety: Keeping Medicines Out of Reach

    More than 60,000 children go to the emergency room each year after getting into medicine. Childproofing your medicine storage is…