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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 Schoolwork and Hospital Stays

When your child has a serious or chronic illness, it's hard to think beyond the next treatment. But with some planning, you can help your child balance schoolwork with hospital stays.

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: 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: 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.

Blood Test: Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)

A comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) blood test helps evaluate kidney and liver function, sugar (glucose) and protein levels in the blood, and electrolyte and fluid balance.

Blood Test: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)

An erythrocyte sedimentation rate test (ESR) detects inflammation that may be caused by infection and some autoimmune diseases.

Blood Test: Glucose

The blood glucose test, which measures the amount of sugar in the blood, may be done as part of a routine physical or to help diagnose diabetes.