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Health Problems (for Kids)

Even kids can have health problems. Some problems are serious - and some are not so serious. You can get all the info you need about health problems …

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- KidsHealth in the Classroom

(3 days ago) KidsHealth in the Classroom offers educators free health-related lesson plans for PreK through 12th grade. Each Teacher's Guide includes discussion questions, classroom activities and extensions, printable handouts, and quizzes and answer keys all aligned to National Health Education Standards.

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Teens (for Teens)

(6 days ago) This site offers support and advice on health, emotions, and life — created for people 13–18 and approved by doctors.

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Parents (for Parents)

(8 days ago) A simple blood test lets doctors find out if a baby has one of several health problems so that treatment can start right away if needed. Find out more. What are lymphatic malformations? A lymphatic malformation is a clump of lymph vessels. These growths aren't cancerous, but they often need treatment because they can press on other body parts

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Mental Health (for Teens)

(6 days ago) Mental Health. This section has information on mental health conditions that can affect teens. Anxiety Disorders. Binge Eating Disorder. Bipolar Disorder. Coronavirus (COVID-19): How You Can Make a Difference.

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About TeensHealth (for Teens)

(2 days ago) Nemours Children's Health is committed to transforming the health of children by going beyond medicine to improve the health of the world in which every child lives. We founded KidsHealth.org and TeensHealth.org in 1995. We aim to give you the tools and confidence to make the best health choices

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All About Puberty (for Kids)

(3 days ago) Puberty (say: PYOO-ber-tee) is the name for the time when your body begins to develop and change as you move from kid to adult. We're talking about stuff like girls developing breasts and boys starting to look more like men. During puberty, your body will grow faster than at any other time in your life, except for when you were a baby.

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Speech-Language Therapy (for Parents)

(3 days ago) Speech & Language Therapy at Nemours Children's Health. Listen. Play Stop Volume mp3 Settings Close Player. Larger text size Large text size Regular text size. Print. What Is Speech-Language Therapy? Speech-language therapy is the treatment for most kids with speech and/or language disorders.

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Is It Normal to Get Erections

(3 days ago) An erection is a hardening of the penis that occurs when sponge-like tissue inside the penis fills up with blood. Usually, an erection causes the penis to enlarge and stand away from the body. Erections can go away on their own or after ejaculation, the release of …

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Cutting (for Teens)

(4 days ago) Cutting is a type of self-injury, or SI. People who cut often start cutting in their young teens. Some continue to cut into adulthood. People may cut themselves on their wrists, arms, legs, or bellies. Some people self-injure by burning their skin with the end of a cigarette or lighted match.

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Fifth Disease (for Parents)

(4 days ago) Fifth disease begins with a low fever, headache, and mild cold-like symptoms (like a stuffy or runny nose). These symptoms pass, and the illness seems to be gone until the rash appears a few days later. Kids younger than 10 are most likely to get the rash. The bright red rash usually starts on the face. Then, red blotches (usually lighter in

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MyPlate Food Guide (for Parents)

(6 days ago) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) created MyPlate, an easy-to-follow food guide, to help parents to figure out how to feed their kids nutritious, balanced meals.. The colorful divided plate includes sections for vegetables, fruits, grains, and foods high in protein.

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How the Body Works (for Kids)

(7 days ago) The human body is an amazing machine. Learn more about it through movies, quizzes, articles, and more.

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Health Information

(1 days ago) KidsHealth is the #1 most-trusted source for physician-reviewed information and advice on children's health and parenting issues. For parents, kids, teens, and …

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Go, Slow, and Whoa! A Kid's Guide to Eating Right (for

(8 days ago) The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (part of the National Institutes of Health) suggests we use Go, Slow, and Whoa as a way to think about food. Think of the healthiest foods as "go" foods. These are foods like steamed or raw veggies and skim or low-fat milk that are good to eat almost anytime.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Puberty (for Teens

(4 days ago) Puberty is the name for when your body begins to develop and change. During puberty, your body will grow faster than any other time in your life, except for when you were an infant. Back then, your body was growing rapidly and you were learning new things — you'll be doing these things and much more during puberty.

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Understanding Medicines and What They Do (for Teens

(1 days ago) Medicines are chemicals or compounds used to cure, halt, or prevent disease; ease symptoms; or help in the diagnosis of illnesses. Advances in medicines have enabled doctors to cure many diseases and save lives. These days, medicines come from a variety of sources. Many were developed from substances found in nature, and even today many are

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What Are Wet Dreams

(4 days ago) A wet dream is when a guy ejaculates (or "cums") while he's sleeping. During ejaculation, semen (the fluid containing sperm) comes out of the penis and this is what you noticed on your underwear or pajama pants. Wet dreams usually happen during dreams that have sexual images. Sometimes guys wake up from a wet dream, but sometimes they sleep

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Sexual Harassment and Sexual Bullying (for Teens

(7 days ago) Harassment and bullying are abusive ways of treating others. People who harass or bully use cruel comments, gestures, threats, or actions. They try to insult, demean, exclude, shame, or hurt others. Sometimes, people who harass and bully do it with sexual comments or actions. This is called sexual harassment or sexual bullying.

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Health Information for Parents

(2 days ago) Accurate health information about kids and teens. Learn about health, behavior, and development, from pregnancy until adulthood.

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Laryngomalacia (for Parents)

(3 days ago) Laryngomalacia is a common cause of noisy breathing in infants. It happens when a baby's larynx (or voice box) is soft and floppy. When the baby takes a breath, the part of the larynx above the vocal cords falls in and temporarily blocks the baby's airway. Laryngomalacia (luh-ring-oh-muh-LAY-shuh) usually gets better on its own by the time a

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Meningocele (for Parents)

(8 days ago) Meningocele (meh-NIN-guh-seal) is a type of spina bifida. Spina bifida (SPY-nuh BIF-ih-duh) happens when a baby's backbone (spine) does not form normally during pregnancy. The baby is born with a gap in the bones of the spine. A meningocele is a sac that pushes through the gap in the spine. Usually, it’s covered by a thin layer of skin.

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The COVID-19 Vaccine

(6 days ago) Help protect your family from COVID-19. Everyone who can get a COVID-19 vaccine should do so. The vaccines are safe and effective. Watch this video to learn more. Find out if it’s OK to get the COVID-19 vaccine along with other vaccines, like the flu shot

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Cradle Cap (Seborrheic Dermatitis) in Infants (for Parents

(9 days ago) Cradle cap is the common term for seborrheic dermatitis (seb-eh-REE-ik dur-muh-TYE-tis) of the scalp in infants. Seborrheic dermatitis, also called seborrhea (seb-eh-REE-uh), can show up: on the forehead and face. behind the ears. in the diaper area, …

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Gynecomastia (for Teens)

(4 days ago) A health care provider's exam can tell whether a guy has gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia. Who Gets Gynecomastia? About half of all guys going through puberty get gynecomastia in one or both breasts. How Is Gynecomastia Diagnosed? Health care providers diagnose gynecomastia by asking questions and doing an exam.

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Health Information

(3 days ago) KidsHealth is the #1 most-trusted source for physician-reviewed information and advice on children's health and parenting issues. For parents, kids, teens, and …

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All About Periods (for Teens)

(9 days ago) Periods are a natural, healthy part of a girl's life. They shouldn't get in the way of exercising, having fun, and enjoying life. If you have questions about periods, ask your doctor, a parent, health teacher, school nurse, or older sister.

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Female Reproductive System (for Teens)

(9 days ago) The male gamete, or sperm, and the female gamete, the egg or ovum, meet in the female's reproductive system. When sperm fertilizes (meets) an egg, this fertilized egg is called a zygote (pronounced: ZYE-goat). The zygote goes through a process of becoming an embryo and developing into a fetus. The male reproductive system and the female

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Colic (for Parents)

(4 days ago) Colic is a special pattern of crying. Babies with colic are healthy, and eating and growing well but cry in spells. The spells happen at the same time of day. Most often, the crying starts in the early evening. During a colic spell, a baby: has high-pitched crying or screaming. is very hard to soothe.

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Sleep and Your School-Aged Child (for Parents)

(9 days ago) School-age kids need 9–12 hours of sleep a night. Homework, sports, and after-school activities, screen time (on computers, TVs, smartphones, and other devices), and hectic family schedules all can lead to kids not getting the sleep they need. Kids who don’t get enough sleep may be cranky, moody, or hyper, and have behavior problems.

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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (for Parents)

(2 days ago) What Is Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFM)? Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFM) is a common viral infection that causes painful red blisters in the mouth and throat, and on the hands, feet, and diaper area. HFM is contagious and easily spreads to others through contact with unwashed hands, feces

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Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) (for Teens)

(9 days ago) Health care providers measure blood pressure with a cuff that wraps around the upper arm. When the cuff inflates, it squeezes a large artery, stopping the blood flow for a moment. Blood pressure is measured as air is slowly let out of the cuff, which lets blood flow through the artery again. Blood pressure is measured in two numbers:

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Heart Health Center (for Parents)

(5 days ago) Heart Health What's a great way to keep your child's heart healthy? Encourage healthy eating and exercise! Cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease, which has its roots in childhood. Learn more. Fats. Though too much fat can be unhealthy, some kinds of fat are good for us and are an important part of a healthy diet.

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Gastrostomy Tube (G-Tube) (for Parents)

(5 days ago) Kids need G-tubes for different kinds of health problems, including: congenital (present at birth) problems of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, or intestines; sucking and swallowing disorders (due to premature birth, injury, a developmental delay, or another condition) failure to thrive (when a child can't gain weight and grow normally)

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Vaping: What You Need to Know (for Parents)

(1 days ago) But health experts are reporting serious lung damage in people who vape, including some deaths. Vaping puts nicotine into the body. Nicotine is highly addictive and can: slow brain development in kids and teens and affect memory, concentration, learning, self-control, attention, and mood. increase the risk of other types of addiction as adults.

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Sexual Attraction and Orientation (for Teens)

(5 days ago) Sexual orientation is the emotional, romantic, or sexual attraction that a person feels toward another person. There are several types of sexual orientation; for example: Heterosexual. People who are heterosexual are romantically and physically attracted to members of the opposite sex: Heterosexual males are attracted to females, and

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Online Safety (for Teens)

(2 days ago) How could we live without our smartphones, laptops, and other devices that allow us to go online? That's how most of us keep in touch with friends and family, take pictures, do our homework, do research, find out the latest news, and even shop. But besides the millions of sites to visit and things to do, going online offers lots of ways to waste time — and even get into trouble.

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Warts (for Parents)

(3 days ago) Usually found on fingers, hands, knees, and elbows, a common wart is a small, hard bump that's dome-shaped and usually grayish-brown. It has a rough surface that may look like the head of a cauliflower, with black dots inside. Flat warts. These are about the size of a pinhead, are smoother than other kinds of warts, and have flat tops.

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Sexual Orientation (for Parents)

(7 days ago) Health and mental health professionals caution against any efforts to change a person's sexual orientation. p1 At What Age Do Kids "Know"? Knowing one's sexual orientation — whether straight or gay — is often something that kids or teens recognize with little doubt from a very young age. Some gay teens say they had same-sex crushes in

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Be a Volunteer (for Kids)

(8 days ago) The answer is — volunteer! Volunteering means spending some of your free time helping others. You may volunteer to help other people, such as the families who lost their homes after a natural disaster. But you can also volunteer to protect animals, the environment, or any other cause that you care about.

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Crushes (for Kids)

(3 days ago) A crush is a word used to describe special feelings you have for another person, a classmate, or friend that you really like. Noticing your first crush is an exciting time in life because you're beginning to understand how it feels to like another person — a lot! Sometimes, feelings for a crush can be confusing because they're new to you and

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Your Brain & Nervous System (for Kids)

(1 days ago) You Have Some Nerve! So the brain is boss, but it can't do it alone. It needs some nerves — actually a lot of them. And it needs the spinal cord, which is a long bundle of nerves inside your spinal column, the vertebrae that protect it.

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