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  • Being a Single Parent

    Being a single parent can be challenging. It can also be very rewarding. It’s important to find a way to…

  • Your Child’s Mental Health

    Good mental health is an important part of a child’s overall health. There are many ways adults can help children…

  • Teen Suicide

    Teen suicide is when a child ends his or her life. However, not all suicide attempts end in death. In…

  • 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…

  • Scarlet Fever

    Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection. It used to be more common and severe, but now is treatable. It 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…

  • Rheumatic Fever

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

  • 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…

  • Fifth Disease

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

  • Emotional Eating

    Emotional eating is eating in response to your emotions or boredom. It’s different than true hunger. But how do you…

  • Asthma

    Asthma is a chronic (long-term) disease of the lungs. It inflames and narrows the airways, making it harder to…

  • Head Lice

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

  • Hair Loss

    It is normal to shed some hair each day as part of this cycle. However, some people may experience excessive…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections spread by sexual contact.

  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

    Sensory processing disorder (SPD) affects how your brain processes sensory information, such as things you see, hear, smell, taste, or…

  • Self Harm — Cutting

    Cutting (sometimes called self harm) is the act of purposely cutting yourself with a sharp object, such as a knife…

  • Keeping Your Child Active

    It is important for your child to be active to overcome obesity and other health conditions.