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Infant, Children, and Teenagers

Helping Your Child Breathe Easier
Practical tips from the American Association for Respiratory Care.


Girl’s Health

Girl’s Health is a web site with lots of cool information for girls. Maybe you want to start working out or you’re stressed out about school. There are lots of different topics to choose from. Take a look!


How to Give Medicine to Kids

When it comes to giving children medicine, a little imagination never hurts.

But what's more important is vigilance: giving the medicine at the right time at the right dose, avoiding interactions between drugs, watching out for tampering, and asking your child's doctor or the pharmacist about any concerns you may have. Given incorrectly, drugs may be ineffective or harmful.
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Kids and Their Bones A Parents Guide

Typically, when parents think about their children's health, they don't think about their bones. But building healthy bones by adopting healthy nutritional and lifestyle habits in childhood is very important to help prevent osteoporosis and fractures later in life.

Osteoporosis, the disease that causes bones to become less dense and prone to fractures, has been called “a pediatric disease with geriatric consequences,” because the bone mass attained in childhood and adolescence is a very important determinant of lifelong skeletal health. The health habits your kids are forming now can make—or literally, break—their bones as they age.
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Straight Talk about Tobacco

Besides being a huge health risk, smoking can destroy your image. You may think it makes you look cool or sophisticated, but it doesn’t. It causes bad teeth, bad skin, bad smells, mucus and it costs a lot of money!

Guess What’s in a Cigarette?


We Can!

We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national program designed as a one-stop resource for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight. Tips and fun activities focus on three critical behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time.

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