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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): Kids and Masks for Parents


    Wearing masks helps to slow the spread of COVID-19. Some toddlers and young children may feel uneasy about masks. Here's how to reassure your child.

  • Your Child's Checkup: 1.5 Years (18 Months) for Parents


    Find out what this doctor's visit will involve and what your toddler might be doing by 18 months.

  • Medical Care and Your 13- to 18-Year-Old for Parents


    Regular visits help your teen's doctor keep track of changes in physical, mental, and social development. The doctor can also help your teen understand the importance of choosing a healthy lifestyle.

  • Binge Eating Disorder for Parents


    Kids who eat unusually large amounts of food - and feel guilty or secretive about it - could be struggling with binge eating disorder.

  • Elective Surgery for Parents


    Elective surgery means you and the doctor decide when the it will happen. Many elective surgeries are important, potentially life-changing operations. Here's how to plan for them.

  • Taking Charge of Your Medical Care for Teens


    Figuring out health care is part of becoming an independent adult. Here are tips for teens on what that involves, and how to choose your own doctor.

  • About Teen Suicide for Parents


    When a teen commits suicide, everyone is affected. The reasons behind a suicide or attempted suicide can be complex, but often there are warning signs.

  • Surgeries and Procedures: Gastrostomy Tube (G-Tube) for Parents


    Some kids have medical problems that prevent them from being able to take adequate nutrition by mouth. A gastrostomy tube (also called a G-tube) is a tube inserted through the abdomen that delivers nutrition directly to the stomach. Read this article to find out more about the gastrostomy procedure.