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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  • A close-up of a boy getting an injection in his right upper arm

    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…

  • Older adult getting a flu shot

    Immunization Schedules

    Certain immunizations are important at every age to reduce illness, hospitalization, or death.

  • hand holding a lubrication spray can

    Inhalant Abuse

    Inhalant abuse is a form of substance abuse. It involves breathing in or sniffing household products on purpose to “get…

  • Closeup of a mother helping her toddler walk in the grass


    Most people’s feet point straight ahead or outward. Some people, however, have feet that point inward. This is called…

  • A baby cries in distress. Intussusception is a serious problem with the intestine that prevents the passage of food through the intestine. It is a medical emergency.


    Description: Intussusception is a serious problem with the intestine that prevents the passage of food through the intestine.

  • Is Your Child Too Busy?

    Overscheduling your child can lead to them feeling tired, stressed and sleep deprived. Limit their schedule to keep your child…

  • Concerned mother and emotional daughter sitting on couch

    Is Your Teen in an Abusive Relationship?

    Teen dating violence is widespread. Experts predict that nearly one in three teenagers, both boys and girls, is a victim…

  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can cause joint pain and swelling in children younger than 16. Its symptoms can be intermittent or…

  • Boy being bullied by a group of kids

    Kids and Bullying

    Bullying, whether in person or online, is all too common in school-aged children. It’s important to know how to recognize…

  • boy holding eyes and head while doing homework

    Kids and Homework: How Much Is Too Much?

    Kids are juggling a lot these days. Help your child manage their homework so that it doesn’t cause stress for…

  • Lead Poisoning in Children

    Lead poisoning is serious. It happens after repeated exposure to things that contain high levels of lead. This could be…

  • A close-up photo of a young girl without hair. Leukemia is a cancer involving the body’s white blood cells and bone marrow. It is most common in adults over 60, but kids can also get it.


    Leukemia is a blood cancer involving your body’s bone marrow.

  • Managing Your Child’s Medicine

    Children get sick with everything from the sniffles to ear infections to other less common illnesses. When these happen, you'll likely take them to the doctor. Your doctor may give your child medicine to make them feel better. Here are some things you

  • A young girl receives the measles vaccine from a doctor. Measles is a very contagious respiratory illness that also causes a fever and a rash. It is preventable with a vaccine.


    With travel returning to pre-COVID levels and back-to-school season not far off, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging parents and travelers to be aware of a rise in cases of measles. While the disease is extremely contagious

  • Cotton swab with fluid sample for lab test to diagnose meningitis


    Meningitis is swelling of the tissue around your brain and spinal cord. There are two common types of meningitis: viral…

  • doctor checking lymph nodes of a patient


    Mononucleosis is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. The virus can be found in saliva, mucus, and other…

  • Pediatrician exams a child's lymph nodes. Mumps is a virus that is spread like the common cold. Mumps symptoms can cause you to feel sick for two weeks.


    Learn about mumps and how it can be prevented.

  • Nightmares and Night Terrors

    Nightmares and night terrors can be scary parts of childhood, but they are usually triggered by everyday events and often…

  • kids breakfast of oatmeal layered with fruit and nuts so it looks like an owl

    Nutrition Tips for Kids

    Eating healthy begins at a young age. Consider these tips for your young children.

  • A photo of a troubled teen meeting with his psychologist

    Oppositional Defiant Disorder

    Oppositional defiant disorder is a behavior condition that affects children and teens. It causes a negative effect on the child’s…