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  • Celiac Disease

    People with celiac disease can't eat gluten, which is found in many everyday foods, such as bread. Find out more by reading this article for kids.

  • Do Allergies Cause Asthma?

    Kids who have allergies also might have a breathing problem called asthma. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Egg Allergy

    Babies sometimes have an allergic reaction to eggs. If that happens, they can't eat eggs for a while. But the good news is that most kids outgrow this allergy by age 5.

  • Food Allergies

    Struggling with strawberries? Petrified of peanuts? Sorry you ate shellfish? Maybe you have a food allergy. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Help With Hives

    Hives are red, itchy blotches that can appear because of an allergic reaction. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Lactose Intolerance

    Kids with lactose intolerance have trouble digesting a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy foods. But by making smart choices, they can eat delicious foods without feeling sick.

  • Learning About Allergies

    During an allergic reaction, your body's immune system goes into overdrive. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Nut and Peanut Allergy

    A growing number of kids are allergic to nuts and peanuts. Find out more about this problem and how allergic kids can stay healthy.

  • Down Syndrome

    Kids with Down syndrome may have medical problems and trouble learning. But many can go to regular schools, make friends, enjoy life, and get jobs when they're older.

  • Bedwetting

    Lots of kids wet the bed. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Sickle Cell Disease

    Sickle cell disease is a disease of the blood. Red blood cells are shaped like sickles, and can get stuck, especially inside smaller blood vessels.

  • 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.

  • Arthritis

    Kids can get a kind of arthritis that causes joint pain. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • 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.

  • How Broken Bones Heal

    Broken bones have an amazing ability to heal, especially in kids. Here's how.

  • Splints

    A splint is a support device that keeps an injured area from moving. Doctors often use splints to hold bones and joints in place so they can heal after a break.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Autism spectrum disorder makes it hard for kids to learn and communicate. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Epilepsy

    People who have epilepsy have seizures. You might also hear a seizure called a convulsion, fit, or spell.

  • Memory Matters

    You have memories, but how do they form and stay in your brain? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Tourette Syndrome

    Tourette syndrome is a condition that causes tics -- movements or sounds that are repeated over and over. Learn more about Tourette syndrome in this article for kids.

  • What Is a Coma?

    A coma can be difficult to understand, especially because it may look like the person is just sleeping. Find out what a coma is and how people recover from them.

  • Word! Bell's Palsy

    Bell's palsy is a condition that causes problems with the nerves in a person's face.

  • Word! Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects the brain and how it talks to the muscles.

  • What Is the Thyroid?

    Do you know just how important the thyroid is? It helps you grow and affects your energy level.

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    Cystic fibrosis affects the lungs and makes it hard to breathe. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Heart Murmurs

    Everyone's heart makes sounds, but some people have hearts that make more noise than others. Usually, however, these heart murmurs don't mean anything is wrong. Find out more about these mysterious murmurs.

  • Incentive Spirometer

    This article helps kids understand how incentive spirometry works. An incentive spirometer is a way for kids to do breathing exercises to help them get better after some types of surgery or when they have an illness.

  • Word! Cystic Fibrosis

    Kids with cystic fibrosis have bodies that make thick, sticky mucus. This causes problems in their lungs and their digestive tracts.

  • Words to Know (Heart Glossary)

    Your heart beats and sends blood all around your body. Find out more about the heart, from A to Z, in this glossary.

  • Athlete's Foot

    Anyone can get athlete's foot. Find out how to avoid this itchy skin condition in this article for kids.

  • Chickenpox

    Chickenpox is a virus that causes red, itchy bumps. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Cold Sores

    You may have had a cold sore, but what are they exactly? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Hepatitis

    It's sneaky, it's silent, and it can permanently harm your liver. Read this article for more information on hepatitis.

  • Impetigo

    Impetigo is a strange-sounding word that might be new to you. It's an infection of the skin caused by bacteria. Read this article to learn more about it.

  • Jock Itch

    Jock itch is a pretty common skin infection of the groin and upper thighs. It is usually affects teens, but sometimes kids can get it. Find out what it is and how to prevent it in this article for kids.

  • Lyme Disease

    The best way to prevent Lyme disease is to prevent tick bites. Find out more about this disease and how to keep those ticks away.

  • Pinkeye

    Pinkeye is the most common eye problem kids can have. It causes redness, itching, inflammation, and pus to collect in the eyes.

  • Pinworms

    It's gross to think about but did you know that tiny worm eggs could be under your fingernails? Learn more about how to protect yourself from getting pinworms.

  • Ringworm

    Ringworm isn't a worm at all - it's the name for a type of fungal skin infection. The good news is that ringworm is easy to treat.

  • Strep Throat

    Strep throat gives you a sore throat and makes it hard to swallow. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • What Are HIV and AIDS?

    Get the facts on HIV and AIDS in this article just for kids.

  • What Is an Ear Infection?

    A middle ear infection happens when germs like bacteria and viruses get in your middle ear and cause trouble. Read this article to find out more.

  • What Makes Chickenpox Itch?

    Chickenpox can make you itch like crazy. Find out why in this article for kids.

  • What's Mono?

    Kissing is just one of the ways that someone can spread mononucleosis. Most people who get mono are teens or young adults, but kids can get it too.

  • Word! Bell's Palsy

    Bell's palsy is a condition that causes problems with the nerves in a person's face.

  • ADHD

    ADHD is a medical condition that makes it harder for kids to stay focused. Kids with ADHD can also be more fidgety than other kids their age. This article for kids explains how doctors decide a kid has ADHD and what they can do about it.

  • Dyslexia

    Dyslexia is a problem that makes it difficult for a kid to read. With some help and a lot of hard work, a kid who has dyslexia can learn to read and spell.

  • Learning Problems

    Having a learning disability doesn't mean you can't learn. The trick will be figuring out how you learn best.

  • 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

    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.

  • OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)

    OCD causes kids to have stressful worry thoughts and worry habits. Therapy helps kids get over these stressful thoughts and habits. Kids who have worries and fears should let a parent know so they can help.

  • Therapy for ADHD

    Therapy is part of the treatment for most kids who have ADHD. This article is for kids who want to find out how therapy helps children with ADHD.

  • Blindness

    Kids who can't see, or can't see well, learn to live without using their eyes. To learn more about visual impairment and what causes it, read our article for kids.

  • Can Loud Music Hurt My Ears?

    Loud music can cause temporary and permanent hearing loss. Learn how to protect your ears so you won't be saying, "Huh? What did you say?"

  • Strabismus

    Strabismus is when someone's eyes don't look straight ahead. It might look as if the person has one crossed eye. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Stuttering and Speech Problems

    Do you or does someone you know ever have a hard time getting words out? Get the whole story on stuttering and other speech problems in this article for kids.

  • What's Hearing Loss?

    Hearing loss happens when there is a problem with the ear, nerves connected to the ear, or the part of the brain that controls hearing. Someone who has hearing loss may be able to hear some sounds or nothing at all. To learn more, read this article for kids.

  • Acne

    If you're almost a teen, chances are pretty good that you have some acne. About 8 in 10 preteens and teens have acne, along with many adults.

  • Athlete's Foot

    Anyone can get athlete's foot. Find out how to avoid this itchy skin condition in this article for kids.

  • Blisters

    Ouch! What are blisters? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Eczema

    Everybody has dry skin once in a while, but eczema is more than just that. If your skin is dry, itchy, red, sore, and scaly, you may have eczema. Learn more about this uncomfortable condition and what you can to do stop itching!

  • Help With Hives

    Hives are red, itchy blotches that can appear because of an allergic reaction. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Impetigo

    Impetigo is a strange-sounding word that might be new to you. It's an infection of the skin caused by bacteria. Read this article to learn more about it.

  • Jock Itch

    Jock itch is a pretty common skin infection of the groin and upper thighs. It is usually affects teens, but sometimes kids can get it. Find out what it is and how to prevent it in this article for kids.

  • Poison Ivy

    Poison ivy can give you a nasty rash. Find out more about it - and the other plants that can make you itch - in this article for kids.

  • Rashes

    Learn about rashes in a flash. Check out our article just for kids!

  • Ringworm

    Ringworm isn't a worm at all - it's the name for a type of fungal skin infection. The good news is that ringworm is easy to treat.

  • Scars

    You may be young, but you probably already have a scar or two. But why did you get them? How can you prevent them? Find out in this article written just for kids!

  • Celiac Disease

    People with celiac disease can't eat gluten, which is found in many everyday foods, such as bread. Find out more by reading this article for kids.

  • Constipation

    If you aren't pooping like usual, you could be constipated.

  • Food Poisoning

    Did you ever eat something that made you feel ooky? It might have been food poisoning.

  • Indigestion

    Got tummy troubles? Indigestion is a common condition that many people - even kids - have at one time or another. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    It's normal to get a stomachache once in a while, but some kids have something more serious called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Find out more about it.

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Having irritable bowel syndrome can make a kid feel awful. The good news is that kids can take steps to feel better.

  • Salmonellosis

    Salmonellosis is an illness caused by a bacteria found in raw food, soil, water and the bowel movements of some animals, including reptiles. Find out how to prevent this illness.

  • Adenoids and Adenoidectomies

    Just what are adenoids? And why do kids sometimes have to get their adenoids removed? Get the answers here.

  • Bad Breath

    How does your breath smell? Find out how to keep it smelling sweet in this article for kids.

  • Braces

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

  • Canker Sores

    Have you ever been rankled by a canker sore? If you have, you know that these small mouth sores can cause major pain.

  • Cold Sores

    You may have had a cold sore, but what are they exactly? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Going to the Orthodontist

    An orthodontist prevents and treats mouth, teeth, and jaw problems using braces, retainers, and other devices.

  • 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.

  • Tonsillitis

    If your tonsils get infected, it can make your throat feel very sore. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • What's a Cavity?

    Cavities are small holes in your teeth that need to be filled. Find out what causes tooth decay and how dentists handle it.

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