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Q&A for Kids

  • Are Video Games Bad for Me?

    You love your video games, but how much is too much? Find out in this 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?"

  • Feeling Good About Your Body

    Do you wish you could change something about your body? It’s normal to think about it sometimes. Here are tips for kids on feeling good about your body.

  • Somebody in My Friend's Family Died. What Should I Do?

    Someone important to your friend has died. What do you do?

  • What Are Freckles?

    Do you have freckles or know someone who does? Find out what freckles are in this article.

  • What Are Germs?

    You know they can hurt you, but what are these invisible creatures? Find out in this article for kids.

  • What Are Glands?

    You've heard of glands, but what are they? Find out in this article for kids.

  • What Are Reflexes?

    Reflexes help protect your body. Find out what they are in this article for kids.

  • What Are Taste Buds?

    Without taste buds, life would have less flavor. Find out why in this article for kids.

  • What Causes Hiccups?

    Wonder why hiccups happen? Find out more 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.

  • What Is a Gene?

    Why does one kid have green eyes while another kid's eyes are brown? It's all in the genes! Find out how genes work, what happens when there are problems with genes, and more.

  • What Makes Me Sneeze?

    If you just sneezed, something was probably irritating or tickling the inside of your nose. Learn more about why you sneeze in this article for kids.

  • What Should I Do if My Family Fights?

    It's normal for family members to disagree once in a while. Learn how keep your cool during an argument.

  • What's a Birthmark?

    Birthmarks, also known as hemangiomas, get their name for one reason: They are marks on the skin of a lot of newborn babies! Find out more about birthmarks in this article for kids.

  • What's a Bruise?

    Have you ever had a bruise that turned a bunch of different colors before it went away? Find out why 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.

  • What's a Funny Bone?

    You've banged your elbow and it feels tingly and strange. Find out why in this article for kids.

  • What's an Adam's Apple?

    Where's your Adam's apple? Do you even have one? Find out in this article for kids.

  • What's Cauliflower Ear?

    Have you ever seen someone whose ear looks bumpy and lumpy? It could be cauliflower ear! Find out more in this article for kids.

  • What's Cholesterol?

    Chances are, you've heard about cholesterol a lot lately, but you might be wondering what it is. Here's your chance to get the lowdown in our article just 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.

  • When Will I Get My Period?

    It's normal to be a little worried or anxious about getting your period. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Why Do Eyes Water?

    What does it mean when your eyes water? It's not the same as crying - or is it?

  • Why Do I Get an Electric Shock?

    Zap! You touched the doorknob and got a shock. Why does that happen? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Why Do I Have a Belly Button?

    A belly button, also called a navel, is something everyone in the world has! You can find out why in our article for kids.

  • Why Do I Have Pain?

    When your body is injured in some way, your nerves send messages to your brain about what's going on. Your brain then makes you feel pain. Read our pain-free article for kids.

  • Why Do I Need to Sleep?

    Sleep is vital for giving your body a rest and allowing it to prepare for the next day. This article about sleep will teach you why your brain needs to spend time in bed getting zzzz's!

  • Why Do I Need to Wash My Hands?

    Washing your hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading. Learn all about the best way to wash your hands in this article for kids.

  • Why Do I Yawn?

    If you yawn in class, you'll probably notice a few other people will start yawning, too. Why is that?

  • Why Does My Foot Fall Asleep?

    Is your foot asleep? Find out why in this article for kids.

  • Why Does My Nose Run?

    You may have heard the old joke: If your nose is running and your feet smell, you must be upside down! But did you ever wonder why your nose runs?

  • Why Does My Skin Get Wrinkly in Water?

    What happens when you spend a long time in the water? Your skin gets wrinkly! Find out why in this article for kids.

  • Word! Taste Buds

    If you love ice cream, thank your taste buds.

  • What Happens to Swallowed Gum?

    Gulp. You accidentally swallowed your gum. Will it really stay in your stomach for years?

  • What's a Booger?

    They're more than just gross. Boogers have a job to do. Find out what it is in this article for kids.

  • What's a Fart?

    All people fart sometimes, whether they live in France, the Fiji islands, or Fresno, California! Learn more about what gives gas its sass in our article for kids about farts.

  • What's a Scab?

    Just about everyone has had one of these on their knee. Find out how scabs help you heal.

  • What's Earwax?

    Why do our ears make earwax? Find out in this article for kids.

  • What's Puke?

    Did you ever toss your cookies? That means throw up, or puke. It's gross, but just about everyone has done it. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • What's Spit?

    Saliva, also known as spit, is a clear liquid that's made in your mouth 24 hours a day, every day. If you want to know more about spit and what it's made of, check out this article for kids.

  • What's Sweat?

    Everybody sweats. Find out why perspiration happens in this article for kids.

  • Why Do Feet Stink?

    Your hard-working feet sometimes start stinking. Find out why in this article for kids.

  • Why Do I Burp?

    A burp - sometimes also called a belch - is nothing but gas. Find out more about burping and what to do if it happens to you in this article for kids.

  • Kids Talk About: Feeling Scared

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

  • Kids Talk About: Love

    If you've ever felt embarrassed because you have a crush on someone, you're not alone. Lots of kids say they have turned bright red over the same issue. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Steven's Story: Power Player

    Meet Steven. He's 14 and has spinal muscular atrophy. He shares his struggles and successes in this video.

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There are 10 nurses in the picture.

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The five differences are:
– Phone color
– Coat pocket
– Stethoscope earpiece color
– Stethoscope bell dot
– Clipboard paper color

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The two matching doctors are 9 and 14.

With virtual visits, you can see our pediatric experts from the comfort of home or wherever you are.
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The correct path:
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