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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.

Doctor & Hospital Visits

Balancing Academics and Serious Illness

When your child has a serious or chronic illness, it's hard to think beyond the next treatment. But with planning and communication, you can help your child balance treatment and academics.

Biobanks

A biobank is a special lab that stores samples donated by patients. Scientists use them to study what causes a sickness or disease and to find treatments.

Birthing Centers and Hospital Maternity Services

Where you choose to give birth is an important decision. Is a hospital or a birth center right for you? Knowing the facts can help you make your decision.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy (chemo) is treatment with medicines that stop the growth of cancer cells.

Choosing a Pediatrician for Your New Baby

Along with considering baby names and buying a crib, choosing the right health care provider should be on your to-do list when you're expecting.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Kids & Medical Care During the Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put many doctor visits on hold. But kids should see their doctors for well-child visits and other care. Here's what parents should know.

Electronic Health Records

Many health institutions digitally store their patients' health information. Learn about electronic health records (EHRs) and how they can improve health care.

Going to the Emergency Room

Knowing what to expect when you need to take your child to the emergency room can help make it a little less stressful.

How to Find Affordable Health Care

Finding coverage for your kids may be difficult, but it's not impossible. Many kids are eligible for government or community programs, even if their parents work. Learn what resources are available to your family.

How to Shop for Health Insurance

The government's healthcare marketplace, or exchange, is the new way to shop for health insurance. But just how do you find the best coverage and sign up? Get answers here.