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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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  • closeup of a sty on a child’s eye

    Sty

    A sty is a painful, red bump that forms on the edge of your eyelid. It may look like an…

  • Sever's Disease

    Sever’s disease is a common heel injury that occurs in children. It is painful and caused by swelling of the…

  • Pediatrician examining little girl with back problems.

    Scoliosis

    Scoliosis is an abnormal curve of the spine (backbone). Normally, the spine is straight. With scoliosis, the spine is crooked…

  • Pica

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

  • Paraphimosis

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

  • 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…

  • Concussions in Kids

    A concussion is what it’s called when the brain bounces around or twists inside the skull. Many typical accidents may…

  • Pinworm Infection

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

  • Otitis Externa (Swimmer's Ear)

    Swimmer’s ear is an irritation, swelling, or infection in your ear. It’s often caused by swimming a lot or swimming…

  • Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact

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

  • Young boy having his throat swabbed

    Rheumatic Fever

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

  • stressed teenager sitting against lockers in school

    Teens and Stress: Who Has Time For It?

    Stress is a normal reaction for people of all ages. It’s caused by your body’s instinct to protect itself from…

  • Osteosarcoma

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

  • A little girl in bed with a thermometer in her mouth

    Fifth Disease

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

  • Acne

    Acne is a common skin condition. It causes bumps on the skin known as pimples to appear on the face…

  • 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…

  • Head Lice

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

  • multigenerational family riding their bikes

    Sports and Exercise at Every Age

    It is important to exercise no matter what age you are. A lifelong exercise program is the surest way to…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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