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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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  • 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…

  • Girl eating large chocolate bar and looking to see if anyone is watching

    Overeating in Children and Teens

    Sometimes it may seem your child or teen eats all the time. How do you know if this is something…

  • Paraphimosis

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

  • Parents and young child prepare healthy meal together in kitchen

    Passing Healthy Habits on to Your Children

    Teach your children how to live healthy. Start when they are young. This helps them avoid making unhealthy choices and…

  • Pica

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

  • Pinworm Infection

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

  • Pityriasis Rosea

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

  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine: What Parents Needs to Know

    Pneumococcal disease is caused by bacteria. It can lead to infections in the lungs, blood, and brain. The vaccine prevents…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • teenager talking to a doctor in the doctor’s office

    Preparing Older Children to Make Medical Decisions for Themselves

    Children should be able to participate in their health care, even from a young age. This will help them make…

  • Preventing Teen Suicide

    “13 Reasons Why” has started an important conversation about teen suicide, why it happens, and how parents and communities can…

  • Proteinuria in Children

    Proteinuria means there’s protein in urine. All children have a little protein in their urine. But too much may signal…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Young boy with skin rash covering his chest and arms

    Scarlet Fever

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

  • Students reaching for healthy food in school cafeteria

    School Lunches: Helping Your Child Make Healthy Choices

    Helping your child to understand how to make healthy food choices now will lead to healthier decisions in 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…

  • Girl with razorblade

    Self Harm — Cutting

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

  • Preschool boy playing on a tire swing, leaning back as far as he can

    Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

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

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