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People, Places & Things That Help

  • Getting Along With Teachers Getting Along With Teachers

    Kids who get along with their teachers not only learn more, but they're more comfortable asking questions and getting extra help.

  • Going to a Physical Therapist Going to a Physical Therapist

    Physical therapy uses exercises and other special treatments to help people move their bodies. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Going to a Speech Therapist Going to a Speech Therapist

    You might visit a speech therapist if you're having trouble speaking or understanding others. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Going to a Therapist Going to a Therapist

    What's it like to go to a psychologist, psychiatrist, or therapist? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Going to an Occupational Therapist Going to an Occupational Therapist

    Occupational therapy helps children overcome obstacles to be as independent as possible. Learn more about OT.

  • Going to the Dentist Going to the Dentist

    What happens when you go to the dentist? Find out 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.

  • 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.

  • School Counselors School Counselors

    School counselors know how to listen and can help kids with life's challenges.

  • Word! Occupational Therapist Word! Occupational Therapist

    An occupational therapist can help kids who have trouble doing everyday things, like writing, eating, or getting dressed.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A Kid's Guide to Shots A Kid's Guide to Shots

    If you're old enough to read this, you've probably had most of your shots. But even bigger kids may need a shot once in a while. Find out more about them in this article for kids.

  • ADHD Medicines ADHD Medicines

    Medicine can help kids who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Find out more in this article.

  • Braces Braces

    Braces are a fact of life for many kids. Find out how they work and how to take care of them.

  • Casts Casts

    Some injuries will heal best if a cast is used. Find out how they work and how to take care of them in this article for kids.

  • Getting a Blood Test (Video)

    A blood test might sound scary, but it usually takes less than a minute. Watch what happens in this video for kids.

  • Getting a CAT Scan (Video)

    A CAT scan or CT scan is a painless procedure that takes detailed pictures of the inside of your body. Watch how an abdominal CAT scan is done in this video for kids.

  • Getting a Spirometry Test (Video)

    A spirometry test is as easy as blowing out birthday candles. Watch how the test is done in this video for kids.

  • Getting a Strep Test (Video) Getting a Strep Test (Video)

    The test for strep throat doesn't hurt, but it might make you gag a little. Watch how it's done in this video for kids.

  • Getting a Urine Test (Video)

    If your doctor wants a urine sample, he or she means pee. It's easy to give a sample. Watch how this test is done in this video for kids.

  • Getting an EKG (Video)

    Getting an EKG doesn't hurt and it gives doctors important info about how your heart is beating. Watch what happens in this video for kids.

  • Getting an IV (Video)

    Getting an IV means getting medicine through a vein. Watch how it's done in this video for kids.

  • Getting an Upper GI (Video)

    An upper GI is a test that shows doctors how food is moving through your digestive system. Watch how the test is done in this video for kids.

  • Getting an X-ray (Video)

    You'll get an X-ray if your doctor thinks you might have a broken bone. Find out how X-rays are done in this video for kids.

  • Glasses and Contact Lenses Glasses and Contact Lenses

    Sometimes the different parts of the eye don't work together the way they should. When this happens, people wear glasses or contact lenses. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Having Your Tonsils Taken Out Having Your Tonsils Taken Out

    Sometimes tonsils need to be removed, but how is it done? Find out in this article for kids.

  • How Does Fluoride Work? How Does Fluoride Work?

    Fluoride fights cavities. Find out how 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.

  • Mindfulness Mindfulness

    Mindfulness can help kids do better at everything from paying attention and focusing on schoolwork to getting on better with other people. This article for kids has tips on building this important skill.

  • Mindfulness Exercises Mindfulness Exercises

    Being mindful helps people do better in just about every part of life. These exercises are for kids who want to practice and build good mindfulness skills.

  • Quiz: Shots Quiz: Shots

    Kids don't like shots, but they're important. How much do you know about immunizations? Test yourself in our quiz.

  • Stitches Stitches

    Most kids need stitches at one time or another to help a cut heal properly. Read this article to learn all about stitches and what they do.

  • The Reality of Retainers The Reality of Retainers

    Retainers are really common. In fact, most kids have to wear a retainer for at least a little while after getting their braces taken off. Find out more.

  • The Truth About Transfusions The Truth About Transfusions

    Blood transfusions can save lives. But how do they work? Find out in this article.

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

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

  • What's the Deal With Dialysis? What's the Deal With Dialysis?

    Have you ever heard the word dialysis and wondered what it was? Find out in this article just for kids.

  • Wheelchairs Wheelchairs

    Wheelchairs are a way for some people to be independent, despite illnesses or injuries. Find out more in this article for kids.

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