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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.

Aches, Pains & Injuries

Growing Pains

Growing pains are leg pains and soreness that happen to kids at night, usually when they're 3 to 12 years old.

Headaches

Headaches affect kids as well as adults. Learn about common causes and when to talk to a doctor.

How Broken Bones Heal

Broken bones have an amazing ability to heal, especially in kids. Full healing can take time, but new bone usually forms a few weeks after an injury.

How to Take Your Child's Temperature

All kids get a fever from time to time. Here's how to take your child's temperature, safely and accurately.

Inflammation

Inflammation is one way the body reacts to infection, injury, or other medical conditions. Many things can cause it.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common intestinal problem that can cause cramps, gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. Certain foods can trigger these problems. So can anxiety, stress, and infections.

Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches can cause severe pain and other symptoms. Read about migraine causes, treatments, prevention tips, and lots more.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy can help improve kids' cognitive, physical, and motor skills and build their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is one of the most common causes of knee pain in adolescents. It's really not a disease, but an overuse injury.

Physical Therapy

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.