• Screen Time and Kids

    Many children spend too much time in front of TV, the internet, and smart devices. As a parent, you can help decrease the harmful effects of digital media. You can keep track of the type of programming and limit your child's screen time.

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  • When Your Teen Needs a Test or Treatment

    If your teen needs a test, procedure, or surgery, you may be as upset as they are. Understanding what's happening and being prepared will help both of you stay calm.

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  • How to Make the Move from Crib to Bed

    Sooner or later your child will simply be too big for his or her crib. Most children will move to a bed by age 2.

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  • Watch that Backpack Load

    When your children act as if they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders, maybe you should check their backpacks. Overloaded packs can put stress on muscles and soft tissues.

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  • 5 Home Safety Threats You Might Overlook

    You're a careful parent who steers children away from things that could harm them. So, for safety's sake, look through your home often. Keep an eye out for not-so-obvious hazards, like window blinds and household chemicals.

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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.

WELLNESS CENTER
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.

    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Anyone can get diarrhea. In fact, the typical American adult experiences diarrhea about 4 times a year. Most cases of diarrhea last a day or 2 and need no treatment. Find out more about this common digestive problem 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.

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      Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve sideways. It can develop during childhood or adolescence and can range from mild to severe. This video explains how scoliosis occurs and what treatments are available.