Nemours KidsHealth

WebKidsHealth 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 …

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How the Body Works (for Kids)

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)

WebThis 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)

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 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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Health Information for Parents

WebIn the United States, every newborn is tested for genetic and other conditions that aren't obvious at birth. A simple blood test lets doctors find out if a baby has one of several …

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Grades 3 to 5: Personal Health Series

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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Grades 6 to 8: Personal Health Series

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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- KidsHealth in the Classroom

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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Molluscum Contagiosum (for Parents)

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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What to Do if You Can't Sleep (for Kids)

WebTry sleeping without your pet for a couple nights to see if you sleep better that way. Avoid caffeine found in drinks like coffee, soda, energy drinks, or iced tea. Caffeine is a …

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Am I in a Healthy Relationship

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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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (for Teens)

WebChronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complicated disease for doctors to diagnose — and even fully understand. CFS is a chronic (long-lasting) condition that makes people feel …

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Getting to Know Your Newborn (for Parents)

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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Going to the Hospital (for Kids)

WebGoing to the Hospital. You might go to the hospital if you fall off your bike and break your arm or if you have asthma and have trouble breathing. You might go to the hospital if you …

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (for Teens)

WebInflammatory bowel disease (IBD) causes parts of the intestine (bowel) to get red and swollen (inflammation). It's a chronic problem, which means it lasts a long time or constantly comes and goes. There are two kinds of IBD: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. These diseases have many things in common, but there are important differences:

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Nutrition & Fitness (for Parents)

WebNutrition & Fitness. Good nutrition and exercise are important, but how do you feed a picky eater or encourage kids who don't like sports to play outside? Find out how to keep kids …

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Vaginitis in Children (for Parents)

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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Urine Test: Microscopic Urinalysis (for Parents)

WebDoctors often do a microscopic urinalysis as part of an overall urinalysis. After a urine (pee) sample is collected, it's put into a centrifuge. This special machine separates the liquid in …

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All About Periods (for Kids)

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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Immunization Schedule (for Parents)

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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