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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

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A to Z: Abuse, Substance

Substance abuse is when someone drinks alcohol or smokes or takes drugs in a way that could lead to health, legal, and other problems.

A to Z: Acanthosis Nigricans

Acanthosis nigricans is a condition in which the skin thickens and darkens in places.

A to Z: Achondroplasia

Achondroplasia is a genetic disorder that interferes with bone growth and causes dwarfism (short stature).

A to Z: Acne, Infant

Infant acne is common in babies, and usually goes away on its own without treatment or scarring.

A to Z: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

Learn about different types of leukemia and cancers that affect the blood and bone marrow.

A to Z: Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Learn about different types of leukemia and cancers that affect the blood and bone marrow.

A to Z: Adenovirus

Adenoviruses are a group of viruses that can infect the membranes (tissue linings) of the respiratory tract, eyes, intestines, and urinary tract. They are common among infants and young children.

A to Z: Adrenal Insufficiency

Adrenal insufficiency is a condition that happens when the adrenal glands do not work properly.

A to Z: Adynamic Ileus

Learn about intestinal blockages and conditions that affect the digestive tract.