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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: Genu Varum

Learn about common childhood orthopedic conditions and conditions that affect the legs and knees.

A to Z: Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a kind of diabetes that happens to pregnant women. Most of the time, it goes away after the mom has her baby.

A to Z: Giardiasis

Giardiasis is an illness of the digestive tract (stomach and intestines).

A to Z: Gingivostomatitis, Herpetic

Herpetic gingivostomatitis is a contagious mouth infection caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). It most often occurs in young children and is usually the first exposure a child has to the herpes virus (which is also responsible for cold sores and fever blisters).

A to Z: Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis is an inflammation of the glomeruli, the parts of the filtering units (nephrons) of the kidney.

A to Z: Glycogenosis

Glycogenosis is a broad term for 11 different disorders that cause the abnormal use and storage of glycogen in the body's tissues.

A to Z: Graft Versus Host Disease

When a person receives a stem cell transplant, this treatable complication can make it tougher for the immune system to heal.

A to Z: Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA)

Learn about granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), an uncommon autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation of the blood vessels.

A to Z: Graves Disease

Graves disease is a condition where the body's immune system causes the thyroid gland to make more thyroid hormones than it should.

A to Z: Growth Disorder

Growth disorders are medical problems that stop kids from growing taller or gaining weight as they should.