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Children's health is focused on the well-being of children from conception through adolescence. There are many aspects of children's health, including growth and development, illnesses, injuries, behavior, mental illness, family health and community health.

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    • Parenting Good parenting helps foster empathy, honesty, self-reliance, self-control, kindness, cooperation, and cheerfulness, says...learn more »
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      Parenting Article
      • Introduction to healthy parenting
      • What are the 10 principles of good parenting?
      • How can parents avoid the dinnertime battle with their children?
      • How can parents fit in family fitness?
    • Pregnancy and Drugs (Prescription and OTC) Taking prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs or supplements should be discussed with your doctor. There are some...learn more »
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      Pregnancy and Drugs (Prescription and OTC) Article
      • Is it safe to use medicine while I am pregnant?
      • How should I decide whether to use a medicine while I am pregnant?
      • Where do doctors and nurses find out about using medicines during pregnancy?
      • How do prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine labels help my doctor choose the right medicine for me when I am pregnant?
      • What if I'm thinking about getting pregnant?
      • Is it safe to use medicine while I am trying to become pregnant?
      • What if I get sick and need to use medicine while I am pregnant?
      • I have a health problem. Should I stop using my medicine while I am pregnant?
      • Are vitamins safe for me while I am pregnant?
      • Are herbal remedies or natural products safe for me when I am pregnant?
      • In the future, will there be better ways to know if medicines are safe to use during pregnancy?
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    • Infant Formulas Though human milk is the preferred feeding for infants, parents may consider formula-feeding if there is an inadequate supply of...learn more »
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      Infant Formulas Article
      • Which is better, breastfeeding or formula-feeding?
      • What is in an infant formula, and how do I choose the right one?
      • Can I make my own infant formula?
      • So, what types of formula should parents give to their babies?
    • Teens Teenagers recognize that they are developmentally between child and adult. Teen health prevention includes maintaining a healthy...learn more »
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      Teens Article
      • What's involved with teen disease prevention?
      • What can teens expect during health checkups?
      • What immunizations do teenagers need?
    • Parenting a Child With ADHD ADHD is a behavioral condition with characteristics that include hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity. Parenting a child...learn more »
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      Parenting a Child With ADHD Article
      • Childhood ADHD facts
      • What are the signs and symptoms of childhood ADHD?
      • What should parents do if they suspect their child has ADHD?
      • What are the causes of childhood ADHD?
      • What should parents of children with ADHD expect from their child?
      • What treatment options exist for a child with ADHD?
      • What are the risks of the use of stimulant medication and other treatments?
      • What are other therapeutic approaches for children with ADHD?
      • Is childhood ADHD on the rise?
      • What is the outlook for a child with ADHD?
      • What can parents of children with ADHD do to help themselves?
    • Poison Control Centers The United States National Poison Hotline is 1-800-222-1222. When you call this number you will be automatically linked to the...learn more »
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      Poison Control Centers Article
      • Emergency poison information
      • Has the person collapsed or stopped breathing?
      • Has the person swallowed the wrong medicine or too much medicine?
      • Has the person inhaled poison?
      • Is there poison on the person's skin?
      • Is there poison in the person's eyes?

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