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  • Medical Care and Your 13- to 18-Year-Old
    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.
  • Medical Care and Your 2- to 3-Year-Old
    Regular well-child exams are essential to keeping kids healthy and up-to-date with immunizations against dangerous diseases. Here's what to expect at the doctor's office.
  • Medical Care and Your 8- to 12-Month-Old
    As your baby becomes more independent, you may have questions about how to prevent bumps and bruises. Here are some other topics you'll cover with your doctor.
  • Medical Care and Your Newborn
    By the time you hold your new baby for the first time, you've probably chosen your little one's doctor. Learn about your newborn's medical care.
  • Physical Therapy Basics
    Doctors often recommend physical therapy for kids who have been injured or have movement problems from an illness, disease, or disability. Learn more about PT.
  • Your Child's Checkup: 14 Years
    Find out what this doctor's visit will involve when your son or daughter is 14.
  • Your Child's Checkup: 16 Years
    Find out what this doctor's visit will involve when your son or daughter is 16.
  • Your Child's Checkup: 17 Years
    Find out what this doctor's visit will involve when your son or daughter is 17.
  • Your Child's Checkup: 3 Years
    Find out what this doctor's visit will involve and what your child might be doing by the third year.
  • Your Child's Checkup: Newborn
    Find out what this doctor's checkup will involve after your baby arrives.
  • Your Child's Checkups
    These age-specific guides can help you be prepared for and keep track of your well-child visits.
 

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