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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  • Paraphimosis

    Paraphimosis is when an uncircumcised boy or man’s foreskin gets stuck behind the head of the penis, causing swelling and…

  • Passing Healthy Habits on to Your Children

    Part of your responsibility as a parent is to teach your children how to lead healthy lives. Learn how to…

  • Pica

    Pica is a compulsive eating disorder of eating nonfood items that affects children and pregnant women.

  • Pinworm Infection

    Learn how to recognize and prevent pinworm infection, and how it is treated.

  • Pityriasis Rosea

    Learn about the symptoms and causes of pityriasis rosea, and how it is diagnosed and treated.

  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine: What a Parent Needs to Know

    Pneumococcal disease is caused by bacteria, and can lead to infections in the lungs, blood, and brain and causes health…

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that occurs when imbalanced hormones cause cysts to form on a woman’s…

  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

    Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the name for a group of symptoms that you may experience up to 14 days before…

  • Preparing Older Children to Make Medical Decisions for Themselves

    Children should be able to participate in their health care, even from a young age. This will help them make…

  • Preventing Teen Suicide

    “13 Reasons Why” has started an important conversation about teen suicide, why it happens, and how parents and communities can…

  • Proteinuria in Children

    Proteinuria means there’s protein in urine. All children have a little protein in their urine. But too much may signal…

  • Rheumatic Fever

    Rheumatic fever is a disease that can develop from strep throat. It is not common in the U.S. and mostly…

  • Rickets

    Rickets is a rare disorder that affects children’s bones, causing them to soften and break easily.

  • Scarlet Fever

    Scarlet fever is an infection caused by the same bacteria as strep throat. Learn about the symptoms and contact your…

  • School Lunches: Helping Your Child Make Healthy Choices

    Helping your child to understand how to make healthy food choices now will lead to healthier decisions in the…

  • Scoliosis

    Scoliosis is an abnormal curve of the spine (backbone) that can cause you to lean to one side, have uneven…

  • Self Harm — Cutting

    Cutting (sometimes called self harm) is the act of purposely cutting yourself with a sharp object, such as a knife…

  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

    Sensory processing disorder (SPD) affects how your brain processes sensory information, such as things you see, hear, smell, taste, or…

  • Sever's Disease

    Sever's disease is a common heel injury that occurs in kids. Learn more about the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention…

  • Sex: Making the Right Decision

    Information for teens about deciding whether your ready to have sex, how to deal with peer pressure, and how to…