• What Do You Know About Growth Plates?

    Growth plates are found on the long bones of children and teenagers, where tissue is growing near the end of the bones. Don't know much about them? Learn more by taking this quiz.

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  • Take a Load Off Your Kids

    Most children rely on backpacks to carry books and supplies to and from school and activities. But a backpack that’s too heavy or doesn’t fit right can cause harm.

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  • Keep Your Cheerleader Safe

    Cheerleading has grown into a sport that demands great strength, agility, and gymnastic skill. Unfortunately, that athleticism also means serious injuries can happen. Here is some guidance to keep cheerleaders safe.

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COVID-19 Resource Center

Information about COVID-19 continues to evolve. Learn how you can keep you and your family safe as this infectious disease continues to circulate. You'll find details about symptoms, treatment, and prevention, including vaccines.

Pregnancy & Newborns

Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

Children's Health

You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.


    Anthrax is a serious disease that can affect the skin, lungs, and digestive tract. Learn more about this disease by taking this quiz.

    BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.


      Having surgery can be stressful—and scary, especially for a child. You can do a lot to help your child stay calm and get ready for the procedure.