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  • Hip Problems in Infants

    A hip problem in infants is known as developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Learn how to prevent and treat…

    Best and worst positions for your baby to help prevent hip dysplasiaAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Intoeing

    Learn about the causes, treatment and complications of intoeing, a condition that causes a child’s feet to point inward.

    Closeup of a mother helping her toddler walk in the grassAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Urinary Tract Infections in Young Children

    A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs from a buildup of bacteria. Learn about the symptoms, causes, treatments, and prevention of…

    child lying in bed waiting to take medicineAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • HPV Vaccine is for Boys, Too

    Girls are not the only ones who can benefit from the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The vaccine can help prevent…

    A close-up of a boy getting an injection in his right upper armAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Cholesterol and Your Child

    Problems with high cholesterol levels can begin in childhood. They are likely to continue into adulthood, increasing the risk for…

    A child holds two farm-fresh eggs.American Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Caring for a Baby Who Has Down Syndrome

    A baby who has Down syndrome has some special needs but requires much of the same care as any…

    Portrait of a baby with Down syndrome. A mother picking up her son, the child is happy and flying upAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Dental Hygiene: How to Care for Your Child's Teeth

    Healthy teeth are important to your child’s overall health. Oral care helps set good dental habits as your child…

    Little girl brushing her teeth and smilingAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Leukemia

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

    illustration of normal blood vs. leukemiaAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Common School-Age Illnesses/Infections

    All kids get sick from time to time. Learn the symptoms, causes, and treatment for common illnesses experienced by school-age…

    young girl rests her head on her desk at schoolAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Central Precocious Puberty

    Central precocious puberty is a type of early onset puberty in girls younger than 8 and boys younger than…

    group of early teens sitting together playing on phonesAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Babies and Thumbs, Fingers, and Pacifiers

    Thumbs, fingers, and pacifiers satisfy a baby’s natural need to suck. Learn about their pros and cons.

    baby boy smiles as he sucks on a pacifierAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Anesthesia and Your Child

    Children, like adults, have very few problems with anesthesia for surgeries and medical procedures.

    little boy is in the hospital under general anesthesiaAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Caffeine and Kids

    In children, caffeine can raise blood pressure and interfere with sleep. It can make children less aware of being tired…

    eenage girl sipping from to-go coffee cupAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Autism

    Autism is a brain disorder that affects social, behavioral, and communication skills. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of…

    Colorful foam letters spelling out Autism spectrum disorder on a wooden backgroundAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Healthy Habits for TV, Video Games, and the Internet

    Limiting kids’ screen time and building healthy habits for TV, video games, and the internet is essential for lifelong…

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  • First Aid Kit When Your Kid Starts Sports

    Sports injuries are common with all sports. Be prepared by packing a first aid kit when your child starts playing…

    young children pose after playing soccerAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Packing Healthy School Lunches

    A healthy school lunch is an important part of every child’s day. Learn tips on packing a healthy lunch your…

    healthy school lunch with star-shaped sandwich, fruit and vegetablesAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Depression in Children and Teens

    It is common for children and teens to be depressed. Learn how to recognize and help your young one who…

    Depressed teenage boy sitting alone with word cloud describing symptoms of depressionAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a rare disease that causes inflamed blood vessels in your skin. The main symptoms are a…

    Illustration of red blood cells flowing through blood vesselAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo
  • Down Syndrome

    Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes physical problems and intellectual disabilities. Most people with it live healthy, productive…

    a young girl with Down syndrome looks up and smilesAmerican Academy of Family Physicians Logo