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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.

Caring for a Seriously or Chronically Ill Child

Are Treatments From Other Countries Safe?

Find out what the experts have to say.

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.

Birth Defects

Some birth defects are minor and cause no problems; others cause major disabilities. Learn about the different types of birth defects, and how to help prevent them.

Camps for Kids With Special Needs

There are many camp choices for kids with special needs. From highly specialized camps to regular camps that accommodate kids with special needs, options abound.

Caring for a Seriously Ill Child

Taking care of a chronically ill child is one of the most draining and difficult tasks a parent can face. But support groups, social workers, and family friends often can help.

Caring for Siblings of Kids With Special Needs

Kids love their siblings. Often, those who have a brother or sister with special needs want to help. Here's how to help them feel loved and secure about their place in the family.

Cerebral Palsy Checklist: Babies & Preschoolers

If your child has cerebral palsy, there's a lot to know. This checklist makes it easy to find out what programs and services may be available to you.

Cerebral Palsy Checklist: Big Kids

If you have a school-age child with cerebral palsy, there's a lot to know. This checklist makes it easy to find out what programs and services may be available to you.

Chemotherapy

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

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complicated disease. It's a physical condition that also can also affect a person emotionally.