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  • About Anemia About 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.

  • Breast Cancer Breast Cancer

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

  • Chemotherapy 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.

  • Hodgkin Lymphoma Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Hodgkin lymphoma is one of the most common cancers in kids ages 10 to 14. Read our article to find out more.

  • Some Kinds of Cancer Kids Get Some Kinds of Cancer Kids Get

    Cancer mostly affects adults, but there are some kinds that kids get, too. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • What Is Cancer? What Is Cancer?

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

  • When Cancer Keeps You Home When Cancer Keeps You Home

    Sometimes kids who have cancer need to stay home instead of going to school and doing their normal stuff. Find out why and what kids can do in the meantime.

  • Being Afraid Being Afraid

    Have you ever been afraid? Everyone gets scared sometimes. Find out more about fear in this article for kids.

  • Five Steps for Fighting Stress Five Steps for Fighting Stress

    Everybody gets stressed from time to time. This article for kids has some tips for you to try the next time you're stressed.

  • Going to the Hospital 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 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 Self-Esteem

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

  • Stress Stress

    Stress happens when you are worried or uncomfortable about something. You may feel angry, frustrated, scared, or afraid. Our article for kids will help you manage stress.

  • Taking Charge of Anger Taking Charge of Anger

    Did you know that anger isn't all bad? Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Talking About Your Feelings Talking About Your Feelings

    Noticing your feelings and saying how you feel can help you feel better. This article for kids has ideas on how to practice talking about feelings and emotions.

  • Train Your Temper Train Your Temper

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

  • What Kids Say About: Worrying What Kids Say About: Worrying

    Lots of kids worry about the health of someone they love. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • When a Friend Has Cancer When a Friend Has Cancer

    When a friend has cancer, you might not know what to do or say. Get some ideas in this article for kids.

  • When Cancer Keeps You Home When Cancer Keeps You Home

    Sometimes kids who have cancer need to stay home instead of going to school and doing their normal stuff. Find out why and what kids can do in the meantime.

  • Why Am I So Sad? Why Am I So Sad?

    Feeling down? Got the blues? Everyone feels sad sometimes. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Worry Less in 3 Steps Worry Less in 3 Steps

    Everyone worries, but would you like to worry less? Find out more in this article for kids.

  • 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 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) 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 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 Word! Spinal Tap

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

  • Word! Ultrasound 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 Word! X-ray

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

  • Cancer Center Cancer Center

    Cancer is a serious illness that needs special treatment. Find out more about how kids can cope with cancer.

  • Your Bones Your Bones

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

  • Your Digestive System Your Digestive System

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

  • Your Endocrine System 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 Your Eyes

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

  • Your Hair Your Hair

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

  • Your Heart & Circulatory System Your Heart & Circulatory System

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

  • Your Immune System Your Immune System

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

  • Your Kidneys Your Kidneys

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

  • Your Liver 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 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 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 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 Your Urinary System

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

  • Amanda's Hodgkin's Story 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.

  • Going to the Doctor Going to the Doctor

    When you go to the doctor for a checkup, it's because your parents and your doctor want to see that you're growing just the way you should. Read all about what happens at the doctor's office.

  • Hair Loss Hair Loss

    Every day, you lose about 50 to 100 hairs. But when someone has hair loss, the hairs may not grow back for a while.

  • How to Be Safe When You're in the Sun How to Be Safe When You're in the Sun

    It's fun to be outside on a hot, sunny day. But too much sun and heat can make you feel terrible. Find out how to stay safe in this article for kids.

  • Nurses Nurses

    A nurse is often the first person you see when you're sick. Find out more about this important member of your health care team.

  • Radiation Therapy Radiation Therapy

    Radiation therapy is a treatment that can help people with cancer. Learn what's involved and how it works.

  • What Happens in the Emergency Room? What Happens in the Emergency Room?

    When you need help right away, you can go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. This article tells you what will happen when you get there.

  • What Happens in the Operating Room? What Happens in the Operating Room?

    Surgeries and operations happen in the operating room, sometimes called the OR. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • What Medicines Are and What They Do What Medicines Are and What They Do

    You've taken medicine before. But what is it?

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