Blood Test: Lead for Parents
In babies and young kids whose brains are still developing, even a small amount of lead can cause learning disabilities and behavioral problems. A lead test can determine the amount of lead in the blood.
Lead Poisoning for Parents
Long-term exposure to lead can cause serious health problems, particularly in young kids, so it's important to find out whether your child might be at risk for lead exposure.
Medical Conditions Q&A for Parents
Answers to your questions about common health problems.
Pica for Parents
Some young kids have the eating disorder pica, which is characterized by cravings to eat nonfood items.
Safety Q&A for Parents
Answers to your questions about keeping kids safe
Q&A for Parents
Our medical experts answer some common - and not so common - questions from readers about parenting, diseases and conditions, the human body, and raising happy and healthy kids.
General Health Q&A for Parents
From tonsils to tanning salons, here are answers to common questions parents have about keeping kids healthy.
Alpha Thalassemia for Parents
Alpha thalassemia is a blood disorder in which the body has a problem producing alpha globin, a component of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that transports oxygen throughout the body.
Medical Issues in Adoption for Parents
Considering adoption? Here are some things to know about the health and medical care of an adopted child, before, during, and after the adoption.
Glomerulonephritis for Parents
Glomerulonephritis happens when tiny filtering units in the kidneys stop working properly. Most cases get better on their own or with treatment.