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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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    Homosexuality: Facts for Teens

    Sexual orientation refers to the gender of people you are sexually attracted to. Homosexuality is being attracted to people of…

  • Doctor listens to young girl’s heartbeat

    Heart Murmurs

    A heart murmur is an abnormal noise between heartbeats and can be innocent or indicative of a more serious health…

  • Mother holding a thermometer in the foreground with a sick child sleeping in the background

    Febrile Seizures

    Febrile seizures typically occur in children ages 12 months to 18 months. They are generally harmless and caused by a…

  • young girl rests her head on her desk at school

    Common School-Age Illnesses/Infections

    School-aged children are routinely exposed to a number of common childhood infections and illnesses. It’s not unusual. But always see…

  • Little girl brushing her teeth and smiling

    Dental Hygiene: How to Care for Your Child's Teeth

    Helping your child to develop healthy dental habits now can aid in the prevention of infection, disease, and other teeth…

  • doctor gives achickenpox vaccination to a young girl

    Chickenpox Vaccine

    Chickenpox is highly contagious and can be very serious. Beginning at 12 months old, almost everyone should have the chickenpox…

  • eenage girl sipping from to-go coffee cup

    Caffeine and Kids

    Caffeine is a drug that should be limited for children and adolescents. Caffeine can lead to higher blood pressure, sleep…

  • Older adult getting a flu shot

    Immunization Schedules

    Find immunization schedules for adults and children.

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    Leukemia

    Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells. There are 4 main types that have different symptoms and treatments.

  • eustachian tube dysfunction in human ear

    Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

    Eustachian tube dysfunction is when the tube connecting your throat and middle ear gets inflamed and plugged up. It can…

  • A child holds two farm-fresh eggs.

    Cholesterol and Your Child

    High cholesterol can start as early as childhood. Eat healthy, exercise and have your child tested if there’s a family…

  • group of early teens sitting together playing on phones

    Central Precocious Puberty

    Central precocious puberty, also known as gonadotropin-dependent precocious puberty, occurs when girls less than 8 years old and boys less…

  • Autism spectrum disorder

    Autism

    Autism is a developmental brain disorder that affects social, behavioral, and communication skills. Degrees of autism can vary, as can…

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

    Nutrition Tips for Kids

    Diet and nutrition help our children live a healthy life and avoid chronic diseases. Use these tips to help your…

  • illustration of red blood cells in the bloodstream and Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)

    Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

    Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a condition involving red blood cells and your kidneys. HUS happens after you get an…

  • gun with lock wrapped around it

    Gun Safety

    Gun safety should be taken seriously in your home and in any home where your child plays, visits, or…

  • young girl sleeping on cozy bed with white blanket

    Enuresis (Bedwetting)

    Enuresis is when an older child (age 5 or older) wets the bed at night while sleeping. This could happen…

  • doctor listens to a baby’s heart with a stethoscope

    Congenital Heart Disease

    Congenital heart disease is a problem with the heart that is present at birth. “Congenital” is another way of saying…

  • young Asian boy with hearing device in ear

    Hearing Problems in Children

    There are many types of hearing problems in children. Many of these problems result in hearing loss. Loss may be…

  • The Importance of Vaccinations

    Vaccinations are an important part of public health. They prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous, and deadly diseases, and save…

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