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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: Disuse Osteoporosis

See: Osteoporosis, Disuse.

A to Z: Down Syndrome

Learn about Down syndrome (DS), a condition in which extra genetic material causes delays in the way a child develops, both mentally and physically.

A to Z: Drug Withdrawal, Newborn

Newborn babies who were exposed to drugs or alcohol while in the womb can develop this syndrome after birth. Learn about it here.

A to Z: Duodenitis

Learn more about diseases and conditions of the stomach and digestive system.

A to Z: Dysmenorrhea

"Dysmenorrhea" means difficult or painful periods.

A to Z: Dysphagia

Swallowing difficulties can affect many aspects of a child's health, including feeding, breathing, and overall growth.

A to Z: Dyspnea

Learn more about difficult or labored breathing.

A to Z: Dysrhythmia

Learn more about dysrhythmia: an abnormality in the heart's beat or rhythm caused by electrical impulses functioning improperly.

A to Z: Dysuria

Learn more about dysuria (or painful urination) and its treatment.