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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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  • 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 a very contagious disease. It can be spread to others very easily. In

  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

    Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) affects your adrenal glands, which produce hormones. Learn about the symptoms and treatment.

  • Toddler with chickenpox lying on stomach

    Chickenpox

    Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. It once was a common childhood disease until a vaccine…

  • Mumps

    Learn about mumps and how it can be prevented.

  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, a joint condition that affects teens and children…

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

    Fever in Infants and Children

    A baby or infant's first fever can be scary. Learn how to take your child’s temperature, how to bring down…

  • Pityriasis Rosea

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

  • Doctor examining a child, checking her throat and tonsils

    Tonsillitis

    Tonsillitis is an inflammatory disease that occurs when your tonsils become infected by a virus or bacteria.

  • Baby feet on white background with blue blanket

    Rickets

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

  • doctor examining the ear of a young smiling girl

    Otitis Media (with Effusion)

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

  • An illustration of a typical ovary

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that occurs when imbalanced hormones cause cysts to form on a woman’s…

  • Children's OTC Cough & Cold Medicine: Dos and Don'ts

    Learn the dos and don’ts for safely giving your child over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines.

  • Childhood Overweight and Obesity: Helping Your Child Achieve a Healthy Weight

    Good nutrition and regular physical activity can help your child achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

  • 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…

  • How to Give Your Child Medicine

    Learn what parents should know in order to safely give prescription and nonprescription medicine to children.

  • Scared girl looking at a big needle

    Kids and Needles

    Many children are scared of shots because they have a fear of needles. Help your child understand that shots are…

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