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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  • Osteosarcoma

    Osteosarcoma is a bone cancer that most often affects people between the ages of 10 and 20. It usually begins…

  • Otitis Externa (Swimmer's Ear)

    Swimmer’s ear, also known as otitis externa, is an irritation, swelling or infection in your ear. It can be caused…

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    Otitis Media (with Effusion)

    Otitis media with effusion means there is fluid in the middle ear. It is common in young children and usually…

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    Overeating in Children and Teens

    Overeating as a child or teen is unhealthy and can be a sign of other problems.

  • Paraphimosis

    Paraphimosis is a serious condition that happens when the foreskin gets stuck behind the head of the penis and can’t…

  • Parents and young child prepare healthy meal together in kitchen

    Passing Healthy Habits on to Your Children

    Teach your children how to live healthy. Start when they are young. This helps them avoid making unhealthy choices and…

  • Pica

    Pica is a compulsive eating disorder in which people eat nonfood items. Dirt, clay, and flaking paint are the most…

  • Pinworm Infection

    Pinworm infection is an intestinal infection caused by small, white worms. Anyone can get it, but it’s most common in…

  • Pityriasis Rosea

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

  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine: What Parents Needs to Know

    Pneumococcal disease is caused by bacteria. It can lead to infections in the lungs, blood, and brain. The vaccine prevents…

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    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    olycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that occurs when cysts form on a woman’s ovaries.

  • A woman who suffering from cramps is lying on the sofa with her hand on her abdomen.

    Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

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

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    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…

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    Reye Syndrome

    Reye syndrome is a rare but serious illness that can be harmful to the brain and liver. It often occurs…

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    Rheumatic Fever

    Rheumatic fever is a rare disease. It usually doesn’t happen in the United States. It’s tied to the bacteria that…

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

  • Young boy with skin rash covering his chest and arms

    Scarlet Fever

    Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection. It used to be more common and severe, but now is treatable. It can…

  • Students reaching for healthy food in school cafeteria

    School Lunches: Helping Your Child Make Healthy Choices

    Helping your child make healthy food choices at home and at school can provide them with the energy they need…