The endocrine system influences almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies.
It is instrumental in regulating mood, growth and development, metabolism, and sexual
function, among other things.
In most cases, teens who are small are just physically maturing a bit more slowly
than their friends. Occasionally, though, there's a medical reason why some kids and
teens stop growing. Find out about growth problems and how doctors can help.
A good, stable connection at your hip joint is what lets you walk, run, make that
jump shot, and shake it on the dance floor. But in some teens – particularly those
who are obese – the hip joint is weakened by slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE).
by Cook Children's Health Care System, Fort Worth, Texas