Search

close   X

kidshealth library

health & safety topics

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.

Health Videos

How to Bottle-Feed Your Baby (Video)

With a little preparation and practice, you can bottle-feed your baby. Learn how in this step-by-step video.

How to Breastfeed Your Baby (Video)

Breast milk is the healthiest choice for your baby. Learn how to breastfeed your baby in this step-by-step video.

How to Pump & Store Breast Milk (Video)

Knowing how to pump and store breast milk is an important part of feeding your baby. Learn how in this step-by-step video.

How Vaccines Help (Video)

Vaccines help keep kids healthy, but many parents still have questions about them. Get answers here.

Managing Your Toddler's Behavior (Video)

Learn how to encourage good behavior, handle tantrums, and keep your cool when parenting your toddler.

Potty Training Your Child (Video)

Get tips and advice on helping your child make the switch from diapers to big-kid underwear — for good!

Quick Summary: Appendectomy (Laparoscopic)

An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. Surgeons remove the appendix when it gets blocked and becomes infected. A laparoscopic appendectomy lets surgeons remove the appendix with the help of a tiny video camera called a laparoscope.

Quick Summary: Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)

An atrial septal defect (ASD) is a heart defect in which there is an abnormal opening in the dividing wall between the upper filling chambers of the heart.

Quick Summary: Cochlear Implant

A cochlear implant is a surgically placed device that helps a person with severe hearing loss hear sounds. Doctors consider cochlear implants for children under 12 months of age with profound hearing loss in both ears. Older children with serious hearing loss also may get cochlear implants.

Quick Summary: Ear Tube Surgery (Myringotomy)

A doctor might suggest ear tube surgery if a child gets many ear infections that don't clear up easily or the ear infections seem to be causing hearing loss or speech delay. Ear tube surgery can drain fluid from the middle ear, prevent future infections, and help the child hear properly again.