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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 Your Child

504 Education Plans

If your child has special needs in the classroom, he or she may be eligible for a government-supported learning plan.

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.

Basic Blood Chemistry Tests

Doctors order basic blood chemistry tests to assess a wide range of conditions and the function of organs.

Blood Glucose Record

If your child has diabetes, you can use this printable sheet to record his or her blood glucose levels.

Blood Test: Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT, or SGPT)

An alanine aminotransferase (ALT) blood test is often part of an initial screening for liver disease.

Blood Test: Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST, or SGOT)

An aspartate aminotransferase (AST) blood test is often part of an initial screening for liver problems.

Blood Test: Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)

A basic metabolic panel (BMP), commonly ordered as part of routine medical exam, is a set of blood tests that gives information about sugar (glucose) and calcium levels, kidney function, and electrolyte and fluid balance.

Blood Test: Bilirubin

Doctors may order bilirubin blood tests for infants or older kids if they see signs of the skin taking on the yellow discoloration known as jaundice.

Blood Test: C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

A C-reactive protein (CRP) blood test is used to identify inflammation or infection in the body.

Blood Test: Complete Blood Count

The complete blood count (CBC) is the most common blood test. It analyzes red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.