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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  • Fifth Disease

    Fifth disease is a mild viral infection caused by human parvovirus B19. About half of people get fifth disease sometime…

  • For Parents: Eating Disorders in Teens

    An eating disorder is a focus on food and bodyweight that causes a person to go to extremes when eating…

  • For Parents: What to Expect When Your Child Goes Through Puberty

    Puberty is the time in life when your child’s body becomes sexually mature. Your child will experience many changes in…

  • Girls and Puberty

    Puberty is a time of changes—both physical and emotional. Helping your daughter understand what’s happening and what to expect is…

  • Growing Pains

    What are growing pains? Growing pains involve your child’s musculoskeletal system, meaning his or her muscles and bones. These pains usually make your child’s legs hurt. They are common in children between 3 and 12 years old and are typically not serious

  • Growing Up Healthy: The Importance of Starting Good Nutrition Early

    Children develop eating patterns early in life. Eating healthy food helps them get nutrients their bodies need to stay healthy,…

  • Gun Safety

    Gun safety should be taken seriously in your home and in any home where your child plays, visits, or…

  • Head Lice

    Head lice are small wingless insects that can get on your hair and scalp. Lice bites may cause constant scratching,…

  • Healthy Habits for TV, Video Games, and the Internet

    Limiting kids’ screen time and building healthy habits for TV, video games, and the internet is essential for lifelong…

  • Hearing Evaluation in Children

    Hearing evaluations are key in early diagnosis and intervention of childhood hearing loss. Early intervention will provide you with more…

  • Hearing Problems in Children

    There are many types of hearing problems in children. Many of these problems result in hearing loss. Loss may be…

  • Heart Murmurs

    A heart murmur is an abnormal noise between heartbeats and can be innocent or indicative of a more serious health…

  • Helping Your Child Deal with Peer Pressure

    Children of all ages experience peer pressure. As a parent, you can help your child deal with peer pressure and…

  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

    Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a condition involving red blood cells and your kidneys. HUS happens after you get an…

  • Homosexuality: Facts for Teens

    Sexual orientation refers to the gender of people you are sexually attracted to. Homosexuality is being attracted to people of…

  • How to Give Your Child Medicine

    Learn what parents should know in order to safely give prescription and nonprescription medicine to children.

  • HPV Vaccine is for Boys, Too

    Girls—and boys—can both benefit from getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The vaccine reduces chances of developing some cancers later…

  • Immunization Schedules

    Find immunization schedules for adults and children.

  • Inhalant Abuse

    Inhalant abuse is a form of substance abuse that involves breathing in or sniffing common household products to get…

  • Intoeing

    Learn about the causes, treatment and complications of intoeing, a condition that causes a child’s feet to point inward.