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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  • A little girl in bed with a thermometer in her mouth

    Fifth Disease

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

  • For Parents: Eating Disorders in Teens

    An eating disorder is a focus on food and bodyweight that causes a person to go to extremes when eating…

  • For Parents: What to Expect When Your Child Goes Through Puberty

    Puberty is the time in life when your child’s body becomes sexually mature. Your child will experience many changes in…

  • Group of girls having fun

    Girls and Puberty

    Puberty is a time of changes—both physical and emotional. Helping your daughter understand what’s happening and what to expect is…

  • A young boy wearing a blue shirt holding leg in pain

    Growing Pains

    What are growing pains? Growing pains involve your child’s musculoskeletal system, meaning his or her muscles and bones. These pains usually make your child’s legs hurt. They are common in children between 3 and 12 years old and are typically not serious

  • group of young children eating healthy lunches at school

    Growing Up Healthy: The Importance of Starting Good Nutrition Early

    Children develop eating patterns early in life. Eating healthy food helps them get nutrients their bodies need to stay healthy,…

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    Gun Safety

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

  • Head Lice

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

  • Kids on iPad

    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…

  • Little girl smiling as doctor examines her ear

    Hearing Evaluation in Children

    Hearing evaluations are key in early diagnosis and intervention of childhood hearing loss. Early intervention will provide you with more…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Kids leaning against lockers

    Helping Your Child Deal with Peer Pressure

    Children of all ages experience peer pressure. As a parent, you can help your child deal with peer pressure and…

  • 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…

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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…

  • How to Give Your Child Medicine

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

  • A close-up of a boy getting an injection in his right upper arm

    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…

  • Older adult getting a flu shot

    Immunization Schedules

    Find immunization schedules for adults and children.

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    Inhalant Abuse

    Inhalant abuse is a form of substance abuse. It involves breathing in or sniffing household products on purpose to “get…

  • Closeup of a mother helping her toddler walk in the grass


    Most people’s feet point straight ahead or outward. Some people, however, have feet that point inward. This is called…