Nemours KidsHealth

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 educators, in English and in Spanish.

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Parents (for Parents)

(3 days ago) WebA 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 …

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How the Body Works (for Kids)

(7 days ago) WebNote: All information on Nemours® KidsHealth® is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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Teens (for Teens)

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

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Grades 3 to 5: Personal Health Series

(2 days ago) WebPoster, with NBA FIT: Get Stronger (color) Poster, with NBA FIT: Reach Higher (color) Poster, with NBA FIT: Run Faster (color) Infographic: Kids Can Help Parents Get …

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Molluscum Contagiosum (for Parents)

(Just Now) WebMolluscum contagiosum is a skin rash caused by a virus. The rash has small clear or flesh-colored bumps. The bumps can spread from one part of the body to another or from …

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Boys and Puberty (for Kids)

(8 days ago) WebThis is the time when your body begins to develop and change. During puberty, t here isn't just one event or sign that you're growing up. There are lots of them, including your body …

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Am I in a Healthy Relationship

(7 days ago) WebIn a healthy relationship, everyone needs to make compromises. But that doesn't mean you should feel like you're losing out on being yourself. When you started going out, you both …

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Getting to Know Your Newborn (for Parents)

(7 days ago) WebListen. Parents might be surprised by how their newborn looks. Before birth, babies are immersed in amniotic fluid and folded up in an increasingly tight space. Then in most …

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Your Child's Checkup: 11 Years (for Parents)

(2 days ago) Web1. Check your child's weight and height, calculate body mass index (BMI), and plot the measurements on a growth chart. 2. Check your child's blood pressure using standard …

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Immunization Schedule (for Parents)

(7 days ago) WebKids older than 9 need only 1 dose. The vaccine is given by injection with a needle (the flu shot) or by nasal spray. Both types of vaccine can be used this flu season (2022–2023) …

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Hygiene Basics (for Teens)

(1 days ago) WebThis will help wash away any bacteria that contribute to the smells. Wearing clean clothes, socks, and underwear each day can also help you to feel clean. If you sweat a lot, you …

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Vaginitis in Children (for Parents)

(8 days ago) WebThe best treatment for vaginitis is improving a child’s hygiene. If the vaginitis is caused by an infection, the doctor will prescribe medicine. Most girls can treat vaginitis with sitz …

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Grades 6 to 8: Personal Health Series

(2 days ago) WebTeacher's Guide. Handout: Fitness Island. Quiz. Quiz: Answer Key. Poster, with NBA FIT: Get Stronger (color) Poster, with NBA FIT: Reach Higher (color) Poster, with NBA FIT: …

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Getting an ECG (EKG or Electroencephalogram) (Video)

(7 days ago) WebAn ECG (also called EKG or Electrocardiogram ) measures the heart's electrical activity. This can help doctors tell how the heart is working and identify any problems. The ECG …

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Your Child's Checkup: 12 Years (for Parents)

(2 days ago) WebYour doctor and/or nurse will probably: 1. Check your child's weight and height, calculate body mass index (BMI), and plot the measurements on a growth chart. 2. Check your …

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All About Periods (for Kids)

(8 days ago) WebA period happens because of changes in hormones in the body. Hormones give messages to the body. These hormones cause the lining of the uterus (or womb) to build up. This …

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- KidsHealth in the Classroom

(3 days ago) WebCategories. KidsHealth in the Classroom offers educators free health-related lesson plans for PreK through 12th grade. Each Teacher's Guide includes discussion questions, …

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Fever (High Temperature) In Kids (for Parents)

(4 days ago) Web3 months or older with a temperature higher than 102.2°F (39°C) any age but has a health problem like cancer or sickle cell disease and has a fever. Also call if a child 3 months or older has a fever and: refuses fluids or …

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Pica (for Parents)

(3 days ago) WebPica is often seen in kids living in poverty, or in those who've been abused or neglected. Most cases of pica happen in young children and pregnant women. It's normal for kids up to 2 years old to put things in their mouth. …

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Medical Care and Your 13- to 18-Year-Old

(7 days ago) WebMedical care should include screenings for high blood pressure, obesity, eating disorders, depression, and if indicated, hyperlipidemia (an excess of cholesterol and/or other fats in …

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