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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.

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General Health

Keeping your child healthy is a big job! Read all about common childhood aches, pains, and illnesses, plus how to take care of your child's body from teeth to toes.

Growth & Development

What should you expect as your child grows? Learn how to understand and deal with your child's changing body and mind from infancy through the teen years.

Heart Health

Are you heart smart? Learn more about this amazing muscle, including how to care for kids with heart conditions.

Helping With Homework

Get tips and advice on helping kids and teens with classwork and problems at school.

Infections

Every child gets sick from time to time. When your child isn't feeling well, you'll want to know how to recognize the symptoms, how to help, and when to call the doctor. Find out what you need to know about all the common and not-so-common infections.

Nutrition & Fitness Center

You know the importance of good nutrition and exercise, but how do you feed a picky eater or encourage a child who hates sports to play outside? Learn how to keep your child healthy with the right foods and exercise.

Play & Learn Center

Play is the building block of childhood. It teaches kids about their world. Here, learn what activities inspire and motivate, and which toys are not only safer, but smarter, too.

Pregnancy & Newborn Center

Whether you just found out that you're expecting or your due date is fast approaching, find out what you need to know about pregnancy, childbirth, and preparing for parenthood.

Q&A

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.

Recipes

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.