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  • 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.