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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.

Endocrine Glands, Growth & Diabetes

A to Z: Failure to Thrive

Failure to thrive refers to a child's inability to gain weight and grow as expected for kids of the same age and gender. Most diagnoses are made in the first few years of life.

Acanthosis Nigricans

Acanthosis nigricans (AN) is a condition that causes the skin to thicken and darken in places. AN is not harmful or contagious, but can be a sign of certain other medical conditions.

Adrenal Insufficiency

Adrenal insufficiency is a condition that happens when the adrenal glands do not work as they should.

Can Diabetes Be Prevented?

Parents want to protect their kids from everything, which is virtually impossible, of course. But can you prevent your child from getting diabetes?

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) affects the adrenal glands, which make important hormones. Symptoms depend on a child's age, sex, and which hormones the adrenal glands make too little or too much of.

Congenital Hypothyroidism

Some babies are born with a thyroid gland that didn't develop correctly or doesn't work as it should. This is called congenital hypothyroidism.

Craniopharyngioma

A craniopharyngioma is a rare type of benign brain tumor. Most people treated for a craniopharyngioma are cured.

Cushing Syndrome

Cushing syndrome can happen when there are too many glucocorticoid hormones in the body.

Diabetes Center

Does your child have type 1 or type 2 diabetes? Learn how to manage the disease and keep your child healthy.

Failure to Thrive

Most kids follow growth patterns that are normal, but others have ”failure to thrive” – they fail to gain weight as expected and have poor height growth.