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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.


Our medical experts answer some common - and not so common - questions from readers about parenting, diseases and conditions, the human body, and raising happy and healthy kids.


Check out these quick and easy recipes for families with all kinds of nutritional needs - from tasty meals and snacks for everyday living to scrumptious recipes geared toward lactose intolerance, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, and vegetarianism.

School & Family Life

All parents need a little advice now and then. Get the lowdown on parenting basics like discipline, homework help, and how to talk to your child about tough subjects, like sex, tobacco, and alcohol. Plus, find out where you can turn for help and support.

Sports Medicine Center Content List

Get tips on everything from finding the best sport for your child to handling family factors and injuries.

Summer Safety Content List

Before you round up your family and head for the beach, park, or the mountains this summer, read up on ways to make your days in the sun safe as well as fun.


Our videos help parents learn more about their kids' health and medical conditions.

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Alergia a alimentos

Las alergias alimenticias pueden provocar reacciones graves. Entérese de cómo mantener seguros a los niños y responder ante una emergencia.


Obtenga información sobre las alergias, las reacciones alérgicas y cómo mantener seguros a sus hijos.

Ayuda con la tarea

Obtenga consejos sobre cómo ayudar a los niños o a los adolescentes con la tarea escolar y los problemas de la escuela.

Centro de alimentación y ejercicio físico

Usted sabe lo importante que es una buena alimentación y el ejercicio físico. Pero, ¿cómo puede alimentar bien a un niño que es quisquilloso con la comida o alentar a un niño, que odia hacer deportes, para que vaya a jugar afuera? Obtenga información sobre cómo mantener a su hijo sano con una buena alimentación y ejercicio físico.