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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  • Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact

    There are many common misconceptions regarding vaccines. Use this evidence-based information to clear up any confusion.

  • The Importance of Vaccinations

    Vaccinations are essential to personal and public health. They prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous, and deadly diseases.

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    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…

  • Backpack Safety

    Kids carry a lot in their backpacks: homework, books, lunch, jackets, sports equipment. But fully loaded backpacks come with risks…

  • Measles

    What is measles? Measles (also called rubeola) is a serious respiratory illness. This means it affects the lungs and breathing tubes. It also causes a rash and a fever. It is one of the most contagious diseases there is, and it can be spread

  • Vibrio Vulnificus Infection

    Vibrio vulnificus is a type of bacteria found in warm seawater and contaminated shellfish. It can cause flu-like symptoms and…

  • Doctor examining a child, checking her throat and tonsils. Common tonsillitis symptoms include redness and feeling like your throat or neck glands are swollen due to inflammation of the tonsils.


    Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils that happens when they become infected by a virus or bacteria. It is…

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    Scarlet Fever

    Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection that usually effects children between the ages of 5 and 15. It can be…

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    Tics and Tourette Syndrome

    Tourette syndrome is a movement disorder that causes a person to make repeated, uncontrolled twitches, movements, or sounds. It starts…

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

    Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

    Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) references a group of symptoms often experienced up to 14 days before menstruation (period).

  • Reye’s Syndrome

    Reye’s syndrome is a rare but serious illness common in children recovering from a virus and taking aspirin. It can…

  • 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…

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    Central Precocious Puberty

    Central precocious puberty is the early onset of puberty. It can occur in children younger than 8 or 9 years…

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    The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke

    Just because you aren’t the person smoking the cigarette doesn’t mean it can’t harm you. Secondhand smoke contains more than…

  • Osteosarcoma

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

  • Nightmares and Night Terrors

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

  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

  • laughing young boy with cerebral palsy sits in his wheelchair next to his sister

    Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral palsy is a group of brain disorders that affect body movement and muscle coordination. It can be mild or…

  • Young boy choosing between an apple and donuts

    Helping Your Child Achieve a Healthy Weight

    Excessive weight gain or obesity in childhood can lead to serious health problems later in life. A healthy diet and…

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    Talking to Your Kids About Virginity

    Making the choice to stay a virgin is a big commitment. It affects your physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well…