Children's Health

Children grow and change so quickly

Learn what to expect at each stage of childhood - and ways to help you care for your child when they're sick - with our health topics. Below you will find information you need to keep your child healthy and thriving.

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Health Topics

There are health topics that only affect children, such as crib safety and childhood asthma. Many of the health risks that children face can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis.

There are also topics that children may feel uncomfortable discussing, such as bullying and potential abuse.

Learn more about these important health issues which may be affecting a child in your life with this comprehensive list of children's health topics.

Medical Tests

Your doctor may have recommended an X-ray, a blood or urine test, or another type of medical test for your child. You may have questions. Consider completing the highlighted fields on this Medical Tests: Questions to Ask the Doctor form online, or print it out and fill it in by hand. Use it to discuss the test with your doctor on the phone or at your child's next appointment.

Learn about several different medical tests for children, including ear exams and testing for lead.

Make a Wise Decision

Should My Child Take Medicine for ADHD? Should I Give My Child Antibiotics? Should My Child Have a Tonsillectomy?

You may have questions like these, and we have answers.

Let us help you make a wise decision today with our list of Children’s Health Decision Topics

Take Action

Take action now to help your child reach their optimal health.

Focus on making small, positive behavior changes to achieve personal health goals. Those small changes can make a big difference over time.

View ways to take action on your child's health