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  • Your Bones

    Where would you be without your bones? Learn more about the skeletal system in this article for kids.

  • Your Digestive System

    The digestive system breaks down the food you eat. Learn how in this article for kids.

  • Your Endocrine System

    The endocrine system produces hormones, which are needed for proper body function and growth. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Your Eyes

    Ever wonder how your eyes work? This article for kids takes you from the pupil to the retina and beyond.

  • Your Hair

    Having a bad hair day? Find out all about hair in this article for kids.

  • Your Heart & Circulatory System

    Your heart is a hard-working muscle. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Your Immune System

    The immune system keeps you healthy. How does it work? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Your Kidneys

    You need at least one kidney to live. Find out why in this article for kids.

  • Your Liver

    Your liver cleans your blood and plays an important part in digestion. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Your Lungs & Respiratory System

    What's something kids are doing all day, every day? Breathing! Your lungs are large and in charge of breathing, so read all about them in this article.

  • Your Muscles

    You have more than 600 muscles in your body! They do everything from pumping blood throughout your body to helping you lifting your heavy backpack. Find out more.

  • Your Skin

    No matter how you think of it, your skin is very important. It covers and protects everything inside your body.

  • Your Urinary System

    You pee every day, but what makes it happen? Find out in this article for kids about the urinary system.

  • Breast Cancer

    Do you know someone who has - or had - breast cancer? Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy is a big word for treatment with medicines used to help people who have cancer. This medicine kills the cancer cells that are making the person sick.

  • What Is Cancer?

    When kids get cancer, it can often be treated and cured. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • What's Anemia?

    What does it mean when a kid has anemia? Learn about anemia, why kids get it, and how it's treated in our article for kids.

  • Going to the Hospital

    It may seem scary to go to a hospital, but doctors and nurses are there to help people who are sick or hurt feel better. Read our article for kids to find out what happens inside a hospital.

  • Kids Talk About: Feeling Scared

    All kids feel scared once in a while. Find out what frightens them in this article for kids.

  • Self-Esteem

    You need self-esteem, but it doesn't always come naturally. Find out what it means to feel good about yourself.

  • Train Your Temper

    Everyone gets angry sometimes. Does your temper ever get out of control? Find out how to put a leash on it.

  • Medical Tests and Procedures (Video Landing Page)

    Sometimes you need a medical test to give your doctor more information about your health. Find out how 10 common tests are done in these videos for kids.

  • Word! Biopsy

    Sometimes, when doctors are not sure what's wrong with a part of your body, they might decide to do a test called a biopsy.

  • Word! Complete Blood Count (CBC)

    Blood is made up of different parts, such as red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.

  • Word! CT Scan or CAT Scan

    Actually, CT scans have nothing to do with cats, except that when people talk about them, they usually say "CAT scan" instead of "CT scan."

  • Word! Spinal Tap

    A spinal tap is an important test for diagnosing illnesses, such as meningitis.

  • Word! Ultrasound

    Like an X-ray, an ultrasound is a way of looking at what's going on inside a person's body.

  • Word! X-ray

    X-rays are special pictures of the inside of your body.

  • Amanda's Hodgkin's Story

    Amanda's life changed dramatically when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. Find out more in this article for kids.

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There are 10 nurses in the picture.

And we have many more pediatric primary care providers in Northeast Ohio. You can meet some of them here.
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The five differences are:
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– Coat pocket
– Stethoscope earpiece color
– Stethoscope bell dot
– Clipboard paper color

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The two matching doctors are 9 and 14.

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